"The trend is your friend" is usually a good rule of thumb when analysing polling, economic and demographic data. But for other types -- say, oh, climate data -- local trends can be deceptive. Possum Comitatis explains.
Climate change policy by governments has very little to do with the actual science behind climate change and a lot of do with political manoeuvring and what pollies want to achieve. Science isn't the same as politics, writes Daniel Sarewitz.
On the eve of the second Australian Climate Action Summit, it's time for environmentalists to stop the screaming matches with climate sceptics and start getting positive and productive about saving the planet again, says Tim Hollo.
The process of peer review is vital to the integrity of scientific research, but as the recent IPCC scandals have shown, peer reviewed publications are hardly infallible -- influenced by hidden agendas and egos.