This week on Nuclear Green, there has been some discussion of allegations of criminal wrongdoing against climate scientists Michael Man, following a couple of posts this week. In comments, "Charles H." has alleged that Mann, at the very least, was guilty of bad science, but there would appear to be no law against bad science in the State of Virginia, where Mann is being investigated. Further the research that Virginia authorities are investigating is not the same research in which "Charles H." and others including Steve McIntyre allege the bad science occurred. Steve McIntyre has indicated that although he challenges the validity of Mann's scientific research, he does not believe that Mann is guilty of a crime for which he should be prosecuted.
In the following video, Professors Andrew Dessler of Texas A&M and Richard Lindzen of MIT debate the scientific evidence of anthropogenic global warming, while University of Virginia Law School professors Jonathan Cannon and Jason Johnston discuss the policy implications. The climate science debate is of particular interest to anyone who is following the Nuclear Green discussions of the treatment of Michael Mann, by the Grand Inquisitor of Virginia. Dessler argues that the evidence for the Mann Hockey Stick extends far beyond the evidence which Mann used to support his original case.
Unless you are interested in climate change policy issues, you might want to skip the Cannon-Johnson discussion.