Columnist Eugene Robinson on Climate-gate
Stop hyperventilating, all you climate change deniers. The purloined e-mail correspondence published by skeptics last week -- portraying some leading climate researchers as petty, vindictive and tremendously eager to make their data fit accepted theories -- does not prove that global warming is a fraud.
If I'm wrong, somebody ought to tell the polar ice caps that they're free to stop melting. . . .
Someone should tell him that "Antarctic Ice Growing, Not Shrinking." Here is also an interesting discussion by David Friedman about Arctic Sea ice. He notes: "the extent of arctic sea ice has been increasing for the last two years."
Examples of what little mainstream coverage of Climate-gate have occurred can be seen here.
Dr. Michael Mann enters the fray:
A controversy over leaked e-mails exchanged among global warming scientists is part of a "smear campaign" to derail next month's United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen, one of the scientists, meteorologist Michael Mann, said Tuesday. . . .
Climate change skeptics "don't have the science on their side anymore, so they've resorted to a smear campaign to distract the public from the reality of the problem and the need to confront it head-on in Copenhagen," said Mann, professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University who was the recipient of several of the published e-mails. . . .