There's a lot of shameful positioning in the UEA emails on climate change and I agree with George Monbiot that those responsible should resign. But it is worth recalling some critical context:
Do these revelations justify the sceptics' claims that this is "the final nail in the coffin" of global warming theory? Not at all. They damage the credibility of three or four scientists. They raise questions about the integrity of one or perhaps two out of several hundred lines of evidence.
The rational thing to do is to assess the data absent the papers suppressed or manipulated by these leaks. The irrational thing to do is to base a rejection of the entire climate change thesis on this affair.
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