What Enron did for “corporate governance” and what Barack Obama did for “Harvard educated,” climate scientists are doing for, well, science:

Ignoring public concerns over the emails and IPCC errors was a public relations blunder, he and others at yesterday’s panel said.

Then again, “Scientists are not very good at public relations,” observed Cicerone, an atmospheric chemist and climate scientist.

By not “stepping up” to defend the general strength of climate science in the wake of recent public challenges, the panelists acknowledged, bloggers and television pundits have been free to spin the revelations as evidence that most climate science is now suspect. And it most assuredly is not, the panelists maintained.

The truth of the matter is that these scientists are pretty damn good at PR insofar as they have bluffed and bloviated their way to millions of dollars of grant money to conduct fraudulent research. What they are woefully bad at is scientific research:

In a statement the authors of the paper said: “Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work.

“One mistake was a miscalculation; the other was not to allow fully for temperature change over the past 2,000 years. Because of these issues we have retracted the paper and will now invest in the further work needed to correct these mistakes.”

That little detail of “temperature change over the past 2,000 years” is one I am certain might have eluded 50% of ninth graders taking Earth Science, so there is that. But the ninth graders don’t get a bullhorn to summon support for billions of dollars in new taxes on American consumers.

Thank goodness, “climate change” is being fully revealed as nonsense and Al Gore as the dumbest guy in the room, yet again.

Sincerely yours,

Joe