December 12, 2009

TOBIN HARSHAW ON CLIMATEGATE in the New York Times: “So, will the old ‘Nothing to see here, folks, move right along …’ strategy keep climate skeptics at bay? Actually, it’s not even keeping some climate scientists from demanding that the document leak be more thoroughly investigated and that their colleagues show more neutrality in their research. . . . Perhaps the lesson of Copenhagen is that raw politics and thinking critically don’t mix. One hopes, however, that the politics of science allow some room for open debate. That doesn’t mean letting your opponents run roughshod over the facts. Nor does it involve shutting off their microphones.” Read the whole thing.

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