Science is winning out. Again. As it should.
It was reported yesterday that a significant critic of climate-change (i.e. human caused global warming) has changed his opinion. Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at UC Berkeley, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project has a new opinion and it is different from his old one.
In an op-ed opinion piece in the New York Times, Muller admits to the change. Human-caused global warming or climate change IS happening. He calls his new position "a total turnaround."
What makes it all the more interesting is that the source of funding for Muller and his study is the Koch Brothers, the strong conservative money source and a financial backer of climate change denial.
Just goes to show what happens when you do the research.
Politics influencing scientific research and information is nothing new. Copernicus got in a lot of trouble with the powers-that-be (a religious/secular theocratic state) when his scientific opinions were deemed wrong simply because they disagreed with theology. Darwin and evolution continue to be flash points because theology is always correct in any debate with science we are often told.
(Link to LA Times article)