RON BAILEY eschews the term “Climategate,” but says: “Hmmm. Data not agreeing with model predictions. Very interesting. And of course, Flannery is right, science does work through ‘a robust interchange and testing of ideas.’ But interchanging ideas about how to hijack some aspects of peer review and by trying to suppress the work of researchers with whom one disagrees? Messy indeed.”
UPDATE: Reader Kenneth Hitchens writes: “Indeed, it’s Climaquiddick. Or is it too early for that?” Well, the press is playing along, which makes it more a -quiddick than a -gate so far . . . .