Another take on it is here: “Why the right goes nuclear on global warming” by Jonathan Chait in the L A Times. I suppose that I should acknowledge that this article is what kicked off the thinking behind this blog.
Very interesting article here making some of the same points I just made.
However, I think it misunderstands the nature of the discomfort with the idea of “consensus” though. I think the idea of scientific consensus is so important and central to the way we manage our common interests in a modern democracy that it must be defended. [more]