“Climategate: Why it matters”

As I’ve long suspected, the scientists sounding the Global Warning alarm have been playing fast and loose with the data. Deliberately.

I understand some of the reasons for it: if they had told the truth, intelligent people would have dismissed the problem, quite reasonably demanding more information before taking the problem seriously. And by the time the science could back up their assertions, it could well be too late to stop or reverse it. But as a long-time fan of science as a path to truth and understanding, I (for one) feel betrayed by the scientists involved.