On July 7, the last of three independent British commissions exonerated prominent climate scientists at the University of East Anglia of any wrongdoing in the so-called "Climategate," in which mysterious (and still anonymous) hackers trashed their reputations and confused public understanding of important climate science.
Meanwhile, back in America, prominent climatologist Michael Mann, also reviled by critics for his "Climategate" e-mails (and for his solid climate science), was similarly exonerated by a full review panel at Penn State University, where he teaches. Most important, all review panels affirmed the underlying science, and thereby the established scientific consensus that human activity is warming the planet. "The rigor and honesty of the scientists in not in doubt," the British panel concluded.
This means the science is most likely correct, not a super secret plot of 10,000,000 climate scientists to transfer David in Qatar's or ChrisGraley's money to undeserving political hacks.
Or at least to me it does.
So now what? Hope david and chris can convince me that a plot still exists?
Perhaps it is time to cut down on my oil and coal consumptionto and take a second look at renewable energy companys. There are some big ones, Siemens, Aerovironment and GE come to mind, as do some smaller ones in the tickers.
Disclosure, I own OPTT.