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The Sciences

If Only Oil Spills Would Evaporate Like Climategate

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollJune 26, 2010 3:04 AM


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Even if I'm on hiatus, there's no reason not to post links to interesting things that I would be tweeting anyway. Blogs are still much better places to have conversations, whatever the Twitter triumphalists might think. With that in mind: check out this story by Sharon Begley from Newsweek, on how media are slowly backing away from the Climategate hysteria. (Via PZ.) She very rightly highlights the real damage: the backing-away won't undo all the misimpressions of scientific malfeasance that people absorbed when the story was at its height.

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