Tuesday, February 9, 2010

In defence of Fred Pearce?

In a puzzling, but welcome, move, the Guardian has published a 28,000 word report about the climate science controversy, inviting expert comment and potentially revision. I suppose the idea is that this is the way the IPCC or the CRU ought to behave, and the Guardian is showing the way. The Guardian is in an awkward position on this: on the one hand it can't resist a good story, on the other it is wary of joining the Daily Telegraph and assorted cranks in trashing climate science on the basis that climate scientists are not always good chaps. So I guess this way they get to have their cake and eat it.