The latest volley in The Australian‘s ongoing war on science is extended ad hominem attack on climate scientists from Jo Nova. Nova claims that climate science is a “mess”, but in 1200 words Nova doesn’t make one scientific argument. Instead she argues that the scientific consensus was “purchased” by the goverment from scientists who were “paid to find a crisis”.
Nova doesn’t explain why the Howard government and Bush administration didn’t purchase themselves a scientific consensus that climate change wasn’t a problem.
Where is the Institute of Natural Climate Forces, or the International Bureau of Solar Science? Where are the researchers whose reputations and grants rise in value if they find holes in the theory of man-made global warming?
If Nova were to read the fine IPCC reports she would be able to read about extensive research into solar and other natural influences on climate. This is withing the IPCC’s charter because we need to understand natural influences on climate to assess the risks of human-induced climate change.