It’s hard to cut through the layers. A news report links to an NGO briefing. Links to a report. Links to another report. And at the center? Not a solid core, but instead an amorphous collection of scientific uncertainty.
The clamour rises nonetheless.
Meanwhile, scientists have stepped sheepishly aside, not lying so much as omitting the truth. Why should they, when the public concern they’ve been begging for is amplified by each new heat wave and multiplied by every flood.
That question was so rhetorical that I didn’t even bother to end it with a question mark, but I’m going to answer it anyway. Because whether or not one believes the end justifies the means, we’re headed down a road that could really come back to bite the scientific community.