Policy Analysis

Climategate: Bad Science, Red Herring or Political and Media Football?

By Daniel Gagnier on April 14, 2010
Climategate makes for fascinating reading, but as unfortunate as it is for the science community and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, it is a diversion on the road to dealing with global warming. Global warming is a reality that we need to better understand if we are to mitigate it and adapt to its consequences--in a way that allows humanity to protect its habitat, while transforming its economic activities in order to ensure a sustainable prosperity. To make the right choices, we need to communicate through cultural realities and special-interest groups to find acceptable political and societal solutions worthy of our individual and collective investments. Republished with the permission of the Institute for Research on Public Policy.