Thursday, January 21, 2010

Literature fail :-(

fail For reasons we won't go into here, for the past few days I've been thinking about the microbiology of climate change.

Microbiology - check. Climate change, well that's where I need to do some reading. So like a good geek, naturally the first thing I did was to set up a series of database screens using "appropriate" search strings.

And that's where it all goes wrong. Seems that you can't get a paper published these days unless you make a gratuitous reference to climate change. It's part throwaway "dog-on-a-skateboard-at-the-end-of-the-news" lines, but more If we mention climate change we can put that in the next grant application.

Sigh. I feel polluted.