Friday, April 5

Skeptical Environmentalism

Given Andrew Sullivan's choice of Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg's book The Skeptical Environmentalist, this story by Robert Remington in the Canadian paper The National Post seems particularly timely. Although I strongly support environmental protection, bias in either scientific research or in the reporting of its results does everyone a disservice. The article's comments on the Canadian government's self-serving (CA)$50 million Climate Change Action Fund make a strong argument for getting the government out of the business of "scientific" research.