Wednesday, Dec 9th, 2009
On a sidestreet in a trendy part of Copenhagen a group of scientists and campaigners meet to discuss what one calls “the biggest lie ever told”.
There are about 30 of them – mostly grey-haired men – crammed into an upstairs room at the Danish Writers’ Union for a two-day seminar on the fallacies of global warming.
These are the sceptics, the renegades who refuse to accept the global consensus on man-made warming and insist that there really isn’t a problem. And they’re in buoyant mood even though they know that across town 15,000 people are meeting to hammer out a $2 trillion deal to protect the Earth from greenhouse gas emissions using scientific projections that the sceptics say are rubbish.
The most obvious reason for their ebullience is the emergence of hundreds of hacked e-mails suggesting that British experts deliberately skewed the science on climate change to fit with a bigger political agenda. That scandal has brought the sceptics back into the mainstream debate.
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This article was posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 11:49 am