Many times I am accused to be in it for the money while Climate Scientists producing alarmist papers and studies are selfless creatures that only want this planet to et better. Aside for me to not be in it for the money which I can prove as LNG Europe is a non-profit, there are mighty incentives for those selfless writers to get it right for themselves. Recognitions, grants, potentially books and celebrity status. And much more – it’s sexy to be a Climate Scientist today. Not bad for a profession that just a little more than a decade ago was as sexy as old shoes.
Insights into the motivated reasoning of climate scientists, including my own efforts to sort out my own biases and motivated reasoning following publication of the Webster et al. (2005) paper