And so, the considered opinion of The Independent is that "Climategate" is a "distraction".
But it agrees that the accusations "have to be addressed seriously", and not only "because they open the way for those deluded souls who still deny there is a man-made aspect to global warming to press their case with extra vigour." The real concern is that "the selectively published emails threaten to undermine public trust in the good faith of climate scientists."
No concern, then, that the "climate scientists" might be a bunch of self-serving crooks?
And my, aren't the warmists being free with their compliments? From "assholes" to "...behind-the-times, anti-science, flat-earth climate sceptics" and outright "criminals", us “deniers” have now become "deluded fools".
They really don't like us, do they? I think we’ll have to stop being so nice to them.