A lack of reliable scientific information about what happens when crude oil is spilled into rivers or the ocean and a fragmented system of response plans is...
There is no doubt that science would be made easier by throwing out the concept of 'peer review.' I am sure many scientists curse from time to time the rigorous questioning of their peers, the need to re-visit completed work and the possibility that years of research may be for naught based on the scrutiny of their colleagues.
That being said, the peer-review process of science plays an extremely important role in ensuring that conclusions drawn by research are in fact sound before being touted in the scientific community. Without peer review, science could easily fall into the category of opinion.
The Friends of Science, a Calgary-based cadre of climate skeptics who we have reported extensively on, delivered a statement today in the National Post via their appointed spokesperson, Albert F. Jacobs. This letter serves as a great example of the fantasy world the FOS promotes when it comes the concepts of science and peer-review.
“Ahmad Hadri Haris, project leader for the photovoltaic or solar energy sector in Malaysia said it was the fastest-growing energy source in the world with expansion of 25-30 percent over the last 15 years.”And it seems many people around the world agree with Ahmad, see here, here and here for examples.
This latest development is in response to a June, 2006 demand by Formula One boss Max Moseley that racing engineers quit spending their time and expertise pushing out a few extra RPM's, and instead turn to making Formula One greener and meaner.
Of course, this post is less about flogging Expedia's new program (which they should be commended for), than it is a segue into a post we have been meaning to do for a while now on TerraPass, the Ford Motor Company and the massive climate change spin machine, the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
This is on the heals of some other very misleading and exaggerated claims by Inhofe, such as:
On Tom Brokaw's recent climate change documentary: “It kind of reminds … I could use the Third Reich, the big lie”
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Here are links to some of the articles SCIAM has posted on-line as freebies:
A Climate Repair Manual
Global warming is a reality.
Innovation in energy technology and policy are sorely needed if we are to cope
By Gary Stix
The Nuclear Option
A threefold expansion of nuclear power could contribute significantly to staving off climate change by avoiding one billion to two billion tons of carbon emissions annually
By John M. Deutch and Ernest J. Moniz