Scientific Journalism, or Shocking Tabloid?

Robert Matthews cites an example of how a prestigious scientific journal abandoned its usual journalistic rigor for more sensational — and erroneous — reporting on climate change.

Hardly less worrying is a potential collapse of confidence in the scientific community, if its leading journals turn out to have preferred spurious certainty over judicious doubt.

I can shrug off the thousands of groupies who swarm to rock concerts to “raise awareness” of global warming. But when our leading scientific journals start bending the facts to fit preconceived conclusions, we’re in serious trouble.

The herd mentality that is driving this whole global warming “crisis” will someday be taught in universities as an example of how not to do science.


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