Saturday, December 05, 2009

All by themselves

"Climategate has tarnished the image of climate research, but hasn't undermined its substance," says Sharon Begley in the current edition of Newsweek.

She is right, after a fashion. You cannot undermine something which has no foundations. So what "Climategate" has done is simply bring the lack of substance to public attention. The so-called scientists undermined the science all by themselves.