UEA Climate Change email issue

The unfolding the the Hacked Tyndall Center Email Revelations story has been interesting, this mini post is mainly to remind myself to write about it.
  • Fishy timing, with tories seemingly cool on the issue with election year in the UK approaching, and the very hyped Copenhagen negotiations imminent.
  • Why is it such a surprise that science is actually socially and politically produced?
  • Is this really such a big deal? simply scientist banter?
  • Is this like the ball tampering issue from cricket? standard practice but a good few get their knickers in a knot over it.
  • How much is the 'media' responsible for bad communication on this issue?
  • Incredible that climate denial had joined the ranks of genocide denial and holocaust denial isnt it?
  • What part has the isolation of human and physical disciplines played in this mess up? fake interdisciplinarity doesn't count.
  • What part has governmental technocracy played in cynicising the public towards decarbonisation?
  • Climate Change is a discourse of power, its terms are contested from the academy to the parliament. This must be unpicked and refreshed because it has repressed certain trajectories of knowing. (cf. research funding streams) and perhaps entrenched soulless intellectual activity.
  • There is too much bandwagonning and therefore waste of precious scientific capital in this area, this isnt just about climate change field but any contemporary science policy perogative.
Its time for political ecology to hit the Public Sphere, please.

Thankyou George Monbiot, thankyou Nigel Lawson

oo, and big ummah love to all the hajis out there!

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