[QUOTE]Andy Mayhew - 9/3/2010 20:45
[QUOTE]Dave Clarke - 9/3/2010 20:06 Well until the climate research process is transparent and trully independant, the reputation stigma will remain as it is now.[/QUOTE]
Define transparent and truly independant?
And do you have any examples of other areas of science that you think meet these criteria?
Yes, sports science.
[QUOTE] What is good is that, as in all areas of science, there is disagreement. Hence they've had to reach a consensus on the fact that human activity is causing global warming (and continue to have much disagreement on the causes, amounts and future predictions).
It's the uncertainty that is clearly there in that very consensus that gives the layman, media etc etc their fuel.