Andrew Revkin has begun blogging about Climategate. After reading his last post (Hacked E-Mail Data Prompts Calls for Changes in Climate Research) I emailed him a couple of questions:
1) Why do you assume the emails (and data, which I don’t think you mentioned) were hacked and not released by a whistle blower?
2) Why don’t you take time off from the he said/she said narrative and analyze the emails and data yourself?
Actually, I have the same questions for all the other “prestige media” who are playing the he said/she said game with these revelations: Why don’t you pretend you’re a reporter and, you know, read and analyze the primary sources instead of relying on different people’s opinions and defenses?
I’ll post his reply if he sends one.
I realize reading this again today that I was remiss in not calling attention to Andy’s comment below.
The guy’s a total gentleman. Way more interested in helping get to the facts than in winning a particular argument.