Thursday, March 11, 2010

"All scientists are skeptics."

So says Prof. Robbert H. Dijkgraaf, head of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and co-chairman of the InterAcademy Council, and tasked to head an "independent" and external group to review procedures, practices, and management of the IPCC. We have our fingers crossed.

The review it seems will not correct any mistakes to previous IPCC reports, but hopes to avoid the mistakes, if any, in the process of making a report. The IPCC's fifth report is being prepared.

While we hope that Dijkgraaf and his team do a good job, we have to remember that in recent years, many (scientists and well, many others) have subscribed to the notion that climate science is a done deal, a consensus. What is there to be "skeptic" about?

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