Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dr. Harrison Schmitt and Dr. William Happer attack science... again

The crazy-making never seems to end.  When ideology blinds rationality it's an ugly thing as we can witness in the latest 
(May 9th, 2013) broadside from Dr. Harrison Schmitt and Dr. William Happer, at the ever ready to mislead Wall Street Journal's Op-Ed pages {also herehere, here, to mention a few.}

It's another example of contrarian science in a vacuum - where you can get away with writing a bunch of impressive sounding stuff and present it to under-educated, politically scared people, desperate for soothing news, and ready to embrace anything that gives them the answers they want - rather than the truth they need.

Now if Schmitt and Happer had something serious to offer, they would write up a paper and have it published in a professional scientific journal where experts could judge the merits of the claims made.  But, they've never done that, believing that past glories is all it takes to establish their legitimacy.

Instead they write an op-ed filled with so much misdirection and misrepresentations we can drive a high school science class through it.  I don't have that, but I do have a review from those reporters of climate science over at which is worth sharing.

With no further ado, I present a serious evaluation of their May 9th, 2013 article: 

Schmitt and Happer manufacture doubt (via Skeptical Science)
Posted on 15 May 2013 by Dumb Scientist Dr. Harrison Schmitt and Dr. William Happer, who have scientific backgrounds but are not climate scientists, just wrote an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal. Despite their claims, global warming continues. This continued warming is confirmed by GRACE,…

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