East Anglia climate scientist Mike Hulme: the IPCC has run its course

“But this episode might signify something more in the unfolding story of climate change. This event might signal a crack that allows for processes of re-structuring scientific knowledge about climate change. It is possible that some areas of climate science has become sclerotic. It is possible that climate science has become too partisan, too centralized. The tribalism that some of the leaked emails display is something more usually associated with social organization within primitive cultures; it is not attractive when we find it at work inside science.

It is also possible that the institutional innovation that has been the I.P.C.C. has run its course. Yes, there will be an AR5 but for what purpose? The I.P.C.C. itself, through its structural tendency to politicize climate change science, has perhaps helped to foster a more authoritarian and exclusive form of knowledge production – just at a time when a globalizing and wired cosmopolitan culture is demanding of science something much more open and inclusive.” “A Climate Scientist Who Engages Skeptics” h/t Marc Morano

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No Responses to “East Anglia climate scientist Mike Hulme: the IPCC has run its course”

  1. mvmike Says:

    The public perceptions are that [1] global warming is not occurring, [2] that global climate change has been happening since long before mankind was a factor, and [3] that global climate change is therefore driven not by the actions of man, but rather by the natural cycles of the sun and the solar system.Ultimately, any efforts to radically change public policies that affect the production of energy and thereby control global climate change — at least in the US — MUST FIRST gain the confidence of the voters in the US.The only way to do this is through an informed and OPEN debate regarding the three issues stated above. From this debate there must emerge a clear and concisely-understood rationale that explains each of the above three points.Absent the support of the voters, America will NEVER allow its' politicians to impose the kinds of changes currently being proposed in the US.

  2. Paul Says:

    mvmike, i hope what you say is true, but Obama and the Democrats have the votes to jam through more legislation on energy and taxes to burden the economy and American people without, as you rightly point out, a real OPEN debate.Why does Al Gore never debate anyone?

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