According to an AFP story out today, the Obama White House has dismissed as "silly" the idea that climate science is in jeopardy over the Climate Research Unit leaked emails.
"I think everybody is clear on the science," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.
"I think scientists are clear on the science. I think many on Capitol Hill are clear on the science. I think that this notion that there is some debate ... on the science is kind of silly."
Of course it is, but it hasn't stopped Republicans, their friends in the free-market think tanks and Fox News from trying to make this minor controversy into some kind of worldwide conspiracy.
I wonder if 100 years from now, the textbooks will talk about how the 21st century equivalent of the flat-earth society that tried and failed to keep the human-race stuck on fossil fuels?
If so, here's a great photo of the Head Director of the Flat Earth Society that they could include on the cover: