Mr. Crook remains a believer, but an honest one. I don’t how he squares that circle, but he has written an excellent piece that will be widely read, I think.
Here is a brief sample:
The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness to go to any lengths to defend a preconceived message, is surprising even to me. The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering
And then there is this:
I’m also surprised by the IPCC’s response. Amid the self-justification, I had hoped for a word of apology, or even of censure. (George Monbiot called for Phil Jones to resign, for crying out loud.) At any rate I had expected no more than ordinary evasion. The declaration from Rajendra Pachauri that the emails confirm all is as it should be is stunning. Science at its best. Science as it should be. Good lord. This is pure George Orwell. And these guys call the other side “deniers”.
There is much more and it is good to see that someone from the “warmist” side seems to be equally as concerned as those who have always been skeptics. Clive Crook is from the U.K., a former editor of The Economist. I think he would be classified as a believer in man-made global warming which puts him at least partly on the left but he has been fair in his comments in general, in my view.
Do yourself a favor and read his excellent article on Climategate.