We’re Waiting for Media’s Corrections on Ocean Warming

"Joshua Emerson Smith, a reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune, has picked it up, and the U-T gave his story prominent placement: 'Climate contrarian uncovers scientific error, upends major ocean warming study.' . . . Smith reports that the original study’s authors acknowledged their error and thanked Lewis for pointing it out and have submitted a correction to Nature." - Cornwall Alliance

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....for climatologists to openly admit their errors in such a way as will make page 1 of the New York Times and Washington Post. Ironically, however, their hypothesis would be on much firmer foundations if they did.  Real scientists know you've got to modify the hypothesis from time to time, and it's only politicized "science"--the majority hypothesis for climatology, evolution, etc..--that buries its mistakes this way.

Funny thing as well is that if environmentalists--I count myself as one, even if they don't want me in their club--could also have gotten huge movement on better environmental protections if only they'd simply put it in terms of "given that the climate does change, and given that energy sources are finite, we just might be smart to put some incentives for efficiency."  I oppose subsidies for things like solar power and hybrid cars, but I could be persuaded to pay a little more for gas and electric power if we could get a corresponding drop in the income tax.  

Of course, that's not the end game these days; it's government control, and simple indirect taxes don't achieve that.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.