As climate change skeptics yearn to make bad behavior by some scientists into ClimateGate, and climate change pessimists try to look the other way in the face of bad publicity, my friend and colleague (a Christian, economist, and scientist) Rusty Pritchard, the president of Flourish, provides a clearheaded and even humorous analysis of the stolen-yet-troublesome email scandal.


Pritchard writes:


As a Christian, it is easy to see that the whole arena needs to be more infused with grace. Climate scientists shouldn’t feel attacked for trying to build the best understanding they can of how the climate system operates. Those scientists who are skeptical about the mainstream science should be recognized for their important role in asking hard questions. Political operatives who pretend to be more certain than scientists about whether people are or aren’t contributing to climate change need to stop fomenting antagonism.





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