(deliberate pun in title)
Michael Mann has been interviewed by yet another journalist who didn’t do the background reading. Read it all at Mother Jones
Roger Pielke has done a good job of exposing the politicization of climate science on the Prometheus blog.
I think its very wrong to equate a view on a particular aspect of climate science with a political viewpoint. I know of many people of liberal political views who believe that anthropogenic climate change is minor and probably beneficial, and that the IPCC’s viewpoint is fundamentally flawed – yet for reasons which are now obvious, are viewed as political fellow travellers of the US Republican party or neoconservatives or libertarians. One climatologist told me he was being investigated by a journalist looking for funding from the oil industry because of his "non politically correct views" on climate science (by the way, there’s no money to be found).