Chris Mooney offers climate wisdom, world’s top climate scientists immediately correct record

More in the vein of the Realclimate zinger a couple of days back.

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum thinks that climate science is being used to promote agendas of global political control. The wise Chris Mooney disagreed with him:

Appropriately, the scientists who study the climate are trained—and often, temperamentally disposed—to see the world in gray, rather than black and white.

This was yesterday. Almost the same time, a bunch of ‘top’ climate scientists were saying this (via Tom Nelson):

We can say categorically that this [Keystone] pipeline is not in the nation’s, or the planet’s best interest.


PS: How can something be ‘the best’ for a planet?