‘Merely revealed that scientists were human’
Apparently some global-warming skeptics hacked into the computers
of global-warming scientists, revealing some embarrassing emails that “will undoubtedly raise questions about the quality of research on some specific questions and the actions of some scientists.’’ …
Hub Blog isn’t a global-warming skeptic. But I am a skeptic about many of the proposed solutions
for global warming. There are gaps in our general knowledge about the issue, just as there are gaps in our general knowledge about evolution, the universe, etc., thus raising legitimate concerns about “some specific questions” and specific solutions. The zealots who hacked into computers didn’t find a ‘smoking gun’ discrediting a general scientific theory. But they may have exposed gaps that scientists, being human, can't explain and shouldn't deny exist.
P.S. – Not being a scientist (or even scientifically inclined), I always take comfort in the global-warming argument once expressed by the Economist, to wit: It doesn’t matter if you believe in global warming or not. The fact remains that fossil fuels A.) Cause wars and oppression. B.) Emit nasty pollution. C.) Cost too much. Those are three excellent non-global-warming reasons for aggressive action to reduce our dependence on and use of fossil fuels.