Well bugger me I never thought I would say it, but I agree with you.:stunned:.
I'm not sold on either position, although like I said it doesn't take much reading to figure out what most scientists think (with valid criticisms from the other side). The problem is with the ideologues on the fringe on either side: those who believe with religious fervor that the other side is wrong.
And what I hate the most is how this debate has been politicized (with folks like Rush Limbaugh on the one hand, and Al Gore on the other equally responsible). It saddens me that it is "conservative" to view a scientific issue one way, and "liberal" to view it another.
It should not be that way.
The problem is the politics. Not so much the reasoned science. Of course most of the scientific researchers depend on the public purse for their income and therefore tend to push the party line of the Government of the day.
Something about not biting the hand that feeds you. When that happens the science tends to get blurred and manipulated.