Bret Stephens goes from The Wall Street Journal to the New York Times for a draft choice and a player to be named later, and offers a debut column suggesting that climate policy types check their premises, particularly where "consensus" about global warming is really partial agreement on a few stylized facts and "settled" does not preclude opportunities for further research.
That, however, is not what the policy-pundit class wants. "Dissent isn’t treated as misguided opinion, but as apostasy." Yes, and I still recall the original Earth Day. Had the True Believers prophesied properly, dear reader, I would not be typing this post, and you would not be reading it.
Because we were all supposed to be dead by 2000.
I'll give Mr Stephens the last word, and the deep word. "Perhaps if there were less certitude about our climate future, more Americans would be interested in having a reasoned conversation about it."