RAND SIMBERG: FakeGate: Can’t Hide This Decline. “Peter Gleick adds yet more fraud to the warmists’ resume.” It seems to me that people who were confident in the science would behave differently.Then there's a Megan McArdle quote:
"When skeptics complain that global warming activists are apparently willing to go to any lengths–including lying–to advance their worldview, I’d say one of the movement’s top priorities should be not proving them right.”There are too many people with too much invested in this sham to give it up now, even everyday people who just believe. They can't admit to being suckered, so they'll probably double-down instead.
Plus this: “After you have convinced people that you fervently believe your cause to be more important than telling the truth, you’ve lost the power to convince them of anything else.” Indeed.
Update, 2/24/12: Heartland responds with a thorough Fisking of the NYT.
Hat tip to NewsAlert.