21 Nov 2009

The Skeptics Really Are Skeptics

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This particular blog post does not bear on the truth of anthropogenic (manmade) global warming. I’m not going to bother pasting anything here, because the point is (if you’re interested) you need to scroll through Anthony Watts’ post (at a leading skeptic website) and just get the general flavor. There are tons of people saying “let’s not jump to conclusions” and “if something’s too good to be true…” Note it’s not necessarily because they’re such stand-up guys; a lot of the people are cautioning against trumpeting these CRU emails, because they think it’s a trap.

So I was very pleasantly surprised by the skeptics on this. They really were skeptical, especially in the earlier comments when this was still HOT HOT HOT. Yes, Fox News et al. immediately trumpeted, “GLOBAL WARMING FRAUD” or whatever, but the actual people who care about the science (and are skeptical) were not taking the CRU emails at face value.

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