UK Royal Society – officially a "credibility-free zone"

The Royal Society, that formerly learned institution dating back to 1660, has once again shown that it has gone completely off the rails. Having decreed that the debate on global warming was over (just see this page to see how hysterically the Society reacts to any opposing view on AGW), they are now backing research into “simulated volcanic eruptions” to “stave off climate change”:

The society will this week call for a global program of studies into geo-engineering – the manipulation of Earth’s climate to counteract global warming – as the world struggles to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
It will suggest in a report that pouring sulphur-based particles into the upper atmosphere could be one of the few options available to humanity to keep the world cool.
The intervention by the Royal Society comes amid tension before the climate talks in Copenhagen in December to agree on global cuts in carbon dioxide emissions. Preliminary discussions have gone so badly that many scientists believe geo-engineering will be needed as a “plan B”.
Let’s remember that a former president of the Royal Society said that heavier than air flight was impossible…
Read it here.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I think another president of the royal society (Lord Kelvin?) said that the world couldn't be very old because the high heat flows from the interior of the earth would have cooled down by now-until radioactivity was discovered just a few years later.

  2. It wasn't another president of the Royal Society; it was the very same president – William Thomson (Lord Kelvin).

  3. Simon from Sydney says:

    This comment was from Ron House (I mistakenly deleted it, apologies):I went to the original times article for this inanity, and a neat little juxtaposition nearly made me split a gusset. I've put an image of it here:

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