The disaster that is climate science still seems some way from working itself out, the likely consequences still murky and unclear. The key issue lies in the future and it is this: will there ever be a public admission of what has been going on, a public acceptance that climate alarmism is based on fraudulent science?
I don’t know, but I suspect that the damage done will be deep and lasting. Maybe the real goal was always energy security. Well that’s fine, no problems with that as a worthwhile goal, but in that case why invent the CO2 scare in order to promote it? Why lie? Never again will scientists have the same degree of authority in the public mind. It is a disaster, but we deserve no sympathy as the fraudulent nature of climate alarmism was obvious from the beginning.
Scientific institutions such as the Royal Society have been exposed as science clubs, concerned only to further the interests of scientists, not the interests of science as a knowledge culture. The mainstream media, with a few exceptions have been exposed as scientifically illiterate and gullible. The BBC has been exposed as a joke. Prince Charles as been exposed as... but never mind that. What the future holds we may only guess at, but it doesn’t look good.
Over four centuries of scientific progress may well have been flushed down the toilet of political expediency by a bunch of half-witted charlatans. As the phrase goes – you couldn’t make it up. Unfortunately they did.