By Wyatt Earp | December 5, 2009
After all, he is the smartest man in the room. Just ask him.
The controversy swirling around the leaked e-mails of climate scientists apparently trying to downplay data and exclude dissenting opinions has led to calls for President Obama to skip this month’s climate summit in Denmark until the e-mails can be investigated.
Instead, the White House announced Friday that Obama was doubling down on his commitment to the summit’s goals and moving his visit later in the month, hoping it will secure a “meaningful” agreement.
Unbelievable. Nothing like standing fast on a sinking ship, eh, Mr. President?
The scandal being referred to as “Climate-gate” has rallied global warming skeptics, who say the threat is exaggerated — let alone caused by humans. In some of the e-mails stolen by hackers and posted online, scientists at Britain’s University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit appear to discuss hiding or deleting data that may contradicts global warming claims. Others discuss ways of keeping competing research out of peer-reviewed journals. (H/T – FOXNews)
The prudent thing to do would be to hold off until all of the facts are in. But facts mean little to the president when there’s an agenda at stake.