September 2, 2005
Politics vs. the Integrity of Research
Global warming is happening now.
Many of us can intuit that from our personal experience. And we have come to know it the same way people learned that E=mc2: based on compelling scientific evidence, arrived at through objective, transparent scientific inquiry.
In this case, science is sounding a drumbeat of hard evidence to reinforce what we feel in our everyday lives -- our world is getting warmer. Median temperatures are rising. Ice caps are melting. Glaciers are in what