Causes and Consequences of the Climate Science Boom
By William N. Butos, Thomas J. McQuade
This article appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of The Independent Review

Abstract

Like an economy, fields of scientific research undergo periods of boom and bust. The boom in climate science is driven by a confluence of factors: scientific uncertainty, political opportunism, ideological predispositions, a sustained push from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and massive funding from various government entities.



Other Independent Review articles by William N. Butos
    Fall 2011   The Doomsday Lobby: Hype and Panic from Sputniks, Martians, and Marauding Meteors
    Fall 2006   Government and Science: A Dangerous Liaison?

Other Independent Review articles by Thomas J. McQuade
    Fall 2006   Government and Science: A Dangerous Liaison?



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