Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Will UK Panel end “Climategate” scandal?

The AP reported yesterday that a parliamentary panel cleared scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit of allegations that they misrepresented global warming data. The panel also stated they are sympathetic to lead scientist, Dr. Phil Jones, for being used as a "scapegoat" for climate change politics.

However, the report also lambasts the climategate scientists for being too worried about how to stonewall critics as opposed to just getting the data out. There are two more reports yet to be issued by the panel, which are promised to be more thorough.

So the short answer is no, of course this will not end climategate. It will only serve to prolong it, creating fuel for theorists across the internet and our airwaves who shout at us how Al Gore is a maniacal genius who can plot the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the human race. That's giving a lot of credit to the guy who could not win the hanging chad election.

Anyway, no matter how you feel about the climate change debate, this is a testament to what happens when physical scientists have agendas. Oh well, let the soap opera continue.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Environmental Degree Options

For anyone thinking of going to school for an environmental science oriented degree there are some new fields emerging that may be of interest. Check out this unique overview of some options.