Tierney on Climategate

by Russ Roberts on December 1, 2009

in Environment

Tierney gives a nice summary (HT: Maggie’s Farm) of ClimateGate. Here is the EconTalk podcast on Group Think.

It is hard to know the exact scope of what was done wrong and what is dishonest. What is clear is that there was some dishonesty, some secrecy about data and lots of smugness. Group think is not healthy but breaking free from the group is very risky. Academics tend to be very risk averse or they’d be doing something else for a living.


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