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The Emerging Post-Climategate Consensus

It has been an interesting couple of days for the Guardian’s Fred Pearce.

On February 1, he wrote a piece called “How the ‘climategate’ scandal is bogus and based on climate sceptics’ lies.” No surprise there, considering Pearce is an environmental writer at the left-wing Guardian and someone inclined to slap the title The Last Generation: How Nature Will Take Her Revenge for Climate Change on his latest book — a volume blurbed by Gaia fantasist James Lovelock thus: “We are now at war with Gaia and have no chance whatever of winning. Fred Pearce’s scholarly and thoughtful book analyzes the battlefield and will guide us in a sensible retreat to the place where we can negotiate a peace.” So that all fits, right?

But, uh, then — in short order — came these Pearce entries (still in the Guardian, mind you):

Feb. 1: “Strange case of moving weather posts and a scientist under siege

Feb. 1: “Leaked climate change emails scientist ‘hid’ data flaws

Feb. 2: “Controversy behind climate science’s ‘hockey stick’ graph

Feb. 2: “Climate change emails between scientists reveal flaws in peer review

Feb. 2: “No apology from IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri for glacier fallacy

Don’t stop now, Mr. Pearce — you’re on a roll.

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