In contrast to the oft-heard claim of a "global warming consensus," The Economist has a great piece on how the climate change debate has actually been heating up (bad pun) as of late:
- "'The intermixing of science and politics is a bad combination, with a bad history.' So warns Michael Crichton at the end of his current, popular novel, 'State of Fear'. He argues that wilful obfuscation by politicians and wild-eyed greens is leading to a herd mentality over global warming, akin to the uncritical embrace of eugenics a century ago. 'Once again,' he intones ominously, 'critics are few and harshly dealt with.'
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Despite the arrival of Kyoto, the debate and dissent of recent weeks suggests that the treaty has not produced the world of self-confident greens and smothered critics feared by Dr Crichton. In fact, the contrary seems to be true."
(Hat tip: EnviroSpin Watch)