Seen in the comments of a WUWT post
from today, James Delingpole's blog
and An Englishman's Castle
Philip Stott: Global Warming: the Collapse of a Grand Narrative
The Scientific Collapse
And what can one say about ‘the science’? ‘The ‘science’ is already paying dearly for its abuse of freedom of information, for unacceptable cronyism, for unwonted arrogance, and for the disgraceful misuse of data at every level, from temperature measurements to glaciers to the Amazon rain forest. What is worse, the usurping of the scientific method, and of justified scientific scepticism, by political policies and political propaganda could well damage science sensu lato - never mind just climate science - in the public eye for decades. The appalling pre-Copenhagen attacks by the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and his climate-change henchman, Ed Miliband, on those who dared to be critical of the science of climate change were some of the most unforgivable I can recall.
Were the science as certain as the politicians wish it to be their vociferous blusterings would be unneccessary.
From Andrew Neil's blog earlier this week The dam is cracking
Every time I have questioned our politicians about global warming they have fallen back on the mantra that "2,500 scientists can't be wrong", referring to the vast numbers supposedly behind the IPCC consensus.
But it is now clear that the majority of those involved in the IPCC process are not scientists at all but politicians, bureaucrats, NGOs and green activists.
It has been clear for a long time but few in the media cared to notice. What is worse is that the 'consensus' is an entirely political construct, just as it was when the Met Office scrabbled to get signatures
to refute the questions that were bubbling to the surface before Christmas. That simply is not science.