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The Perversity of the Climate Science Kangaroo Court

| July 25, 2017

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is reportedly giving serious consideration to investing the taxpayers' money in a "red team-blue team" effort to determine whether current scientific understandings about climate change are actually right. The idea is that a "red team" made up of officials from government agencies with responsibilities related to climate would try to poke holes in mainstream climate science, while a similarly constituted "blue team" would have the task of defending the mainstream consensus against this critique. Supposedly, this process would shed new light on what is known and what is not about human influence on the global climate. But the argument that such a process would be helpful is some combination of naive and disingenuous....

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For Academic Citation: Holdren, John P.“The Perversity of the Climate Science Kangaroo Court.” The Boston Globe, July 25, 2017.

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John P. Holdren