Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Excellent post on climate change from Conservative Graeme Archer

So many of the blog posts about climate change end up becoming partisan mud slinging contests so it was very refreshing yesterday to come across this little gem from Graeme Archer on Conservative Home.

Graeme is a statistician and has some experience of working with atmospheric modelling as part of his post-doctoral work. His considered view is that there is a problem relating to man-made climate change and he was surprised at how quick others were to tell him that he did not know what he was talking about when he tweeted a link to some work questioning the veracity of some of the evidence (specifically relating to the "hockey stick graph"). It's well worth reading the whole piece - he covers a lot of ground.

He ends with a clarion call for the right to listen to scientific evidence and never to sack scientific advisers for "speaking as their integrity dictates they must".

I think that message should be heeded by all sides.

1 comment:

ceedee said...

I found Derek Wall's analysis of the failed UN conference, "Copenhagen and the environmental credit crunch" more worthwhile, to be honest.