The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)

Zorita, Eduardo

(1961) A Spanish paleoclimatologist who is presently (2010) a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Coastal Research in Geesthacht, Germany, where he has worked since 1996. He was a contributing author to AR4, and is review editor of the journal Climate Research.

His views the politics of climate science

"I may confirm what has been written in other places: research in some areas of climate science has been and is full of machination, conspiracies, and collusion, as any reader can interpret from the CRU-files. They depict a realistic, I would say even harmless, picture of what the real research in the area of the climate of the past millennium has been in the last years.

The scientific debate has been in many instances hijacked to advance other agendas.

These words do not mean that I think anthropogenic climate change is a hoax. On the contrary, it is a question which we have to be very well aware of. But I am also aware that in this thick atmosphere — and I am not speaking of greenhouse gases now- editors, reviewers and authors of alternative studies, analysis, interpretations, even based on the same data we have at our disposal, have been bullied and subtly blackmailed.

In this atmosphere, Ph D students are often tempted to tweak their data so as to fit the ‘politically correct picture’." (Source)

1. Click here to read The decay of the hockey stick where Hans von Storch and Zorita seem to take credit for discovering the flaws in the hockey stick. Make sure to read the comments.

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