"I think that (the carbon debate) has maybe in the short-term diminished in some people's mind the standing of science," Professor Schmidt, 44, said.
"But in my mind it's just part of the scientific debate.
"We need to make sure we don't mix policy and science directly. Science is science, the policy is policy. And I would really like the scientists to continue to debate what's right and what's wrong about everything.
"And I would really like the policy people to debate how to deal with what is coming in from the scientists."
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Nobel Laureate Stands Up for Climate Scientists
Brian Schmidt, who yesterday won the Nobel Prize in Physics, did a good thing and stood up for the climate scientists now under attack. Schmidt is Australian, and their fights over global warming and a carbon tax have also seen a lot of ugliness:
Posted by David Appell at 10/05/2011 11:35:00 AM