David Keane had a great article in the Hill on Tuesday about the increasing political, rather than scientific, dynamic of the global warming debate.  Keane documents a hail of personal attacks on people who have dared to question the effects of or extent of man-caused global warming.  Unfortunately, these attacks have changed the political climate for the worse:

All of this has convinced many in the White House, and in political circles generally, that the science no longer matters. Global warming may or may not exist, and if it does, the proposals to deal with it may or may not be reasonable, but politically something drastic will have to be done to assuage the fear that unless we act now, it’ll be too late for all of us.

Read more here.