- the role of the academy in policy formulation
- peer to peer review as a logical alternative to the nepotism and expert politics inherent in the exclusivity of refereed journal peer review
- the changes needed for science to regain public trust as an honest broker
- the future of environmentalism
- creative empowerment in the implementation of sustainability as change
as might be expected, the plethora of indictment within Climategate2 has eviscerated the remaining shreds of credibility of many climate activists and revealed the personal doubts several had about the public mantra of alarmism and certainty.
Stupidly, some political activists insist on asserting what is now a very disgraced narrative. For this, they are being called into account. This example from Delingpole was too good to bypass:
- Have you noticed that whenever our beloved Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne speaks his lips never move, only his butt cheeks? It was the same again on BBC Question Time last night. "But Huhne, this is just arrant nonsense," you kept wanting to scream at the TV. "And either you know it's nonsense in which case you're a liar. Or you don't know it's nonsense, in which case you're more incredibly stupid, more badly informed and more ill-advised than any Minister of the Crown has any decency to be."
- Delingpole then goes on to present the much more polite but even more dismissive letter to Huhne from Lords Lawson and Turnbull.