Vigorous debate, the search for truth without fear or favor, and all that… 😉
“We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” – Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation
“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” – Christine Stewart, fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme
I can only hope that these quotes were made up or embellished. I’ve heard similar sentiments expressed too often for real, however.
Another update: Bangladeshi minister claims UK should open its borders to climate change refugees. Res ipsa loquitur.
Update 3: The American Thinker has an excellent introduction to such things as “proxy temperatures” and “hiding the decline”.
Update 4: Pi Guy has the Skeptical Layman’s Guide to Global Warming up.