This isn't going away any time soon: HT: Ken
Recent responses to “Climategate” — the leaked emails from Britain’s University of East Anglia and its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — remind me of the line “Are your feet wet? Can you see the Pyramids? That’s because you’re in denial.” Climate catastrophists like Al Gore and the U.N.’s Rajendra Pachauri have attempted to downplay Climategate, saying that it involves only a few intemperate scientists and there’s no real evidence of wrongdoing. Now let’s persecute the whistleblower.
A good example of this argument comes from University of Calgary Prof. David Mayne Reid, who recently penned a column in which he denied the importance of Climategate.
Unfortunately for Reid, however, old saws won’t work today: Climategate has blazed across the Internet, the blogosphere and social-networking sites. Even environmentalist writer George Monbiot has recognized that the public’s perception of climate science has been extensively damaged and has called for one of the Climategate ringleaders to resign.