Cathy Young writes in the Sunday Dispatch:
The new report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, stating that there is a 95 percent probability that human impact is the main cause of rising temperatures, has been hailed by supporters as the death blow to global-warming denial.
Unsurprisingly, skeptics remain undead, dismissing the report as politically motivated groupthink. Is this about settled science versus ideology and greed-driven obfuscation, as the editors of Popular Science magazine suggested last week when they shut down Web comments to avoid what they regard as crude attacks on scientific knowledge? Or are climate-change “true believers” trying to suppress disagreement?