The scientific and academic communities (the real ones, not the political hothouses) are coming to grips with the reality of Climategate.
Eduardo Zorita – hardly a skeptic on “global warming” – has called for his tainted fellows to be banned from future input, knowing full well the consequences of his call (via Daily Telegraph, UK):
By writing these lines I will just probably achieve that a few of my future studies will, again, not see the light of publication.
Meanwhile, Professor Michael Mann (he of the “Nature Trick”) is under investigation from his own university – Penn State (Climate Change Examiner). This could be the worst thing to hit Happy Valley since the 1994 national championship freeze-out.
Of course, the political left is still pretending this doesn’t exist. Check out the “heated debate” among “experts” in the Guardian, led by none other than James Hansen. As of this morning, the number of times Climategate is mentioned stands at zero (h/t Greg Pollowitz at Planet Gore). You’d think someone would at least talk to George Monbiot about it – or did he blackball himself already?
Cross-posted to Virginia Virtucon