12 May '11, 4pm

75% of Americans never heard of ClimateGate:

75% of Americans never heard of ClimateGate:

This post is the first in a series about the state of American climate skepticism. I'll be expanding upon the ideas put forward in my recent Slate piece, Do Climate Skeptics Change Their Minds? , so read that first. Image: YouTube ScreenGrab So Why Was it Such a Big Deal? Remember Climate-Gate ? Wherein a still-unknown hacker swiped a cache of emails from the server of one of the world's premier climate research facilities, revealing scientists to have not-so-great correspondence etiquette in the process? If not, don't sweat it: You're in good company. See, despite the gallons of proverbial ink spilled over the affair in climate, green, and hardline conservative circles, a forthcoming study reveals that three-quarters of the nation has no idea it ever occurred. But that doesn't mean it didn't have a seriously damaging effect on the American climate discourse. In the course...

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