Thursday, March 4, 2010

The New York Times Wakes Up To Climategate

Kind of. The Grey Lady has been notoriously one-sided to the point of silence about the many scandals surrounding the purported science of climate change, formerly known as global warming until we learned none has happened in the last ten years or more. Today, however, the NYTimes gingerly let reality in to the hermetically sealed holier than thou worldview of its readers and told them that the mess was genuine and mostly self-inflicted.

Click on the title of this post to read Walter Russell Mead's take on both the NYTimes' belated admission of reality as well as the current state of the hoax. MC liked the following:

"The very idea that critics would have to use the Freedom of Information Act to pry back-up data from a scientist on a matter of great public importance is insane. That data should have been out there years ago, without anyone having to ask. If it’s considered ‘normal’ in climate science for researchers to keep their raw data under lock and key, and refuse to subject it to skeptical and hostile review, then climate science isn’t science."

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