Some great environmental journalism today. In earlier blog posts, I have expressed my admiration of Thomas Fuller's work. He has a great analysis today, The hidden policy pitfalls of Climategate and the future of global warming.
I had missed Fuller's December 11th column where he states,
Global warming almost literally lived and breathed because of sympathetic--no, passionately supportive--media coverage. Climategate cut the ground from under it. So no matter what the science says, and science isn't done saying its piece on this issue, there will be a large number of newly deaf ears in the audience. You can only lose the public's trust once. Climategate has done that for global warming advocates.
On numerous occasions I have offered the opinion that global warming has received the most one-sided coverage of any issue of my lifetime. The "rationalization" articles I cited below are just some of the latest. But, the tide seems to be turning toward more balanced coverage.