Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The Climate Change Scandal That Wasn't
By now, you have probably heard about the climate change scandal that erupted last week, when the private emails of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were hacked and made public. Conservative figures in the United States have already latched on to the email scandal and are trying to use it as proof that climate change is a myth and that climate change skeptics are martyrs about to be vindicated by the revelation contained in the emails.
But George Monbiot, the well-known British writer of all things environmental, has an article about the brouhaha surrounding the matter which is well worth reading. While he does not deny the gravity of the episode, he claims that climate change science is strong enough to weather the storm of the hacked CRU emails.