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December 7th, 2009
11:44 AM ET

The distorted global-warming debate

David Frum says the global warming debate has been distorted by intellectual self-ghettoization.

David Frum says the global warming debate has been distorted by intellectual self-ghettoization.

David Frum
Special to CNN

I asked a knowledgeable environmentalist earlier this week: "How big a story is the CRU scandal in your community?"

"The what?"

"The e-mails hacked at the Climate Research Unit at [the British] East Anglia University?"

"Ah." He smiled. "It says something that I didn't immediately recognize what you were talking about. I suppose on my side we'd take the same view that the Pentagon took of Abu Ghraib: a few bad apples on the night shift."

Meanwhile, on the right, the story is the biggest scandal since the leak of the Pentagon Papers.

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  1. Tim Gibson

    The only rules of the debate should be that there are no rules. That it be an open debate and the common goal be survival. Change happens, how do we change with it?

    December 7, 2009 at 12:54 pm |