For any NLT peeps in the New York area (that would be you
, Charles), I'll be doing a throwdown with some greenies in a climate policy debate Monday evening at the Norwood Club
--tickets still available, I'm told. Meanwhile, lots of attention, even from Andy Revkin on the front page of the NY Times today
, about the how the climate alarmists are having their ACORN moment. As you may have heard, apparently hacked e-mails from a bunch of the top climate scientists makes them look pretty bad, perhaps even seriously corrupt. They have been mostly authenticated, though there is legitimate question about whether some may have been doctored or rendered out of context. Our Powerline pal John Hinderaker has a good read
that tracks with mine, namely, that even if the "context" of most of these messages offers a different meaning, there is no getting around their paranoid "bunker mentality." After all, their skeptical challengers are so few and so marginalized; I've always thought these clowns resemble nothing so much as tender Victorian ladies cowering before a mouse.
Meanwhile, a few days before Climategate broke, Der Speigel
ran a good summary of the discomfort of the climate campaigners about how the earth has stopped getting warmer
over the last few years, dammit!