What do you do when you find science inconvenient to your ideology? Why, you strike it down! Burn the heretics! Or in the modern equivalent, you set the lawyers on them, and try and have the facts declared illegal.
Yes really – it’s happening right now in NZ:
The country’s state-owned weather and atmospheric research body is being taken to court in a challenge over the accuracy of its data used to calculate global warming.
The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition said it had lodged papers with the High Court asking the court to invalidate the official temperatures record of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).
I am not a lawyer – but is there any capacity in the law to do this? To rule scientific data “invalid”? And who is mad enough to try and use the law to muzzle science anyway?
The lobby of climate sceptics and ACT Party have long criticised Niwa over its temperature data, which Niwa says is mainstream science and not controversial, and the raw data publicly available.
Ahh well, that explains it. The “Climate Science Coalition” has to be the most inappropriately named entity in the history of stupidity. These people have nothing to do with science. They make Luddites look like rocket scientists. And no surprise to find their intellectual peers ACT in bed with them. How richly they deserve each other.
Those with an interest in the subject will recall that this is round two of an ongoing fight. The Climate Anti-Science Coalition tried to fight this battle in the court of public opinion and they lost (details here, and here and here). So now they’re having a go in the court of law, where they will lose again.