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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Corruption and Climate Change

Nice piece by Richard Fernandez in Pajamas Media building on a post by Megan McArdle in the Atlantic on Climategate. He notes that there was no need to postulate a conscious conspiracy at work in order to explain the corruption of environmental science. One need only to consider the psychological phenomenon of confirmation bias, the institutional pressures of bureaucratic management, and the corrupting effects of incentives and expectations to arrive at the situation in which we currently find ourselves.

Read it here.