Posted 23 May 2015
"Global warming is pre-eminently a political project. On Tuesday, the leaders of France and Germany met to set a goal for the December climate summit in Paris: to fully decarbonise the world economy by the end of the century. ... The role of experts is to provide a scientific consensus to support the drumbeat of alarm. When the president of America declares climate change an immediate threat to national security and accuses skeptics of 'negligence' and 'dereliction of duty', scientific skepticism becomes an enemy of the state. The shrillness of the president's rhetoric draws attention to the weakness of the science. The true believers have given up trying to win over the undecided." UK author Rupert Darwall, writing in the National Review.