As President Obama prepares for Copenhagen, it will be interesting to see how he responds to Climategate. In light of the controversy now surrounding this issue, it would be imprudent of the President to push forward with his ambitious Green agenda. Then again, the economic welfare of the American people hasn’t dissuaded him from pursuing a $200 billion annual tax on energy consumption, and he does have his Liberal benefactors to consider. At the end of the day, the President may well decide that a little academic fraud is a small price to pay for the “noble” cause of change.
But just as parochialism and intolerance within the scientific community have smothered productive dialog and sparked a bitter social divide on the issues of intelligent design and stem cell research, the Machiavellian tactics of climate change activists posing as legitimate scientists threaten to spell the end of a movement that-if couched in less revolutionary terms-had the potential to unite millions and define a generation. Read article.