No one would argue that peer review doesn't have its faults. But, as matty_k said, there isn't a better system. If we look at the IPCC report, I assume you don't believe that the however many thousand scientists responsible for producing the peer reviewed IPCC report either all lack common sense or are conspiring amongst themselves to carry out a massive fraud. If anything, they're underestimating the effects - http://www.smh.com.au/environment/c...-rising-higher-and-faster-20110504-1e8j7.html. If the money men are saying these things, it pays to listen http://www.smh.com.au/business/us-investment-guru-backs-carbon-tax-20110504-1e8e8.html.