Monday, November 09, 2009

Smells Like ... Freakonomics!

Elizabeth Kolbert:

To be skeptical of climate models and credulous about things like carbon-eating trees and cloudmaking machinery and hoses that shoot sulfur into the sky is to replace a faith in science with a belief in science fiction. This is the turn that “SuperFreakonomics” takes, even as its authors repeatedly extoll their hard-headedness. All of which goes to show that, while some forms of horseshit are no longer a problem, others will always be with us.

EK's whole article is well worth a read.

(h/t: DougJ | x-posted)

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