At his recent Guardian blog comment, George Monbiot exclaimed that he wanted ‘his place’ at the Guardian, his turf, to be one where people could have fierce disagreements, unlike other venues.
Quite funny that was, Mr Monbiot, considering how your post was but a fierce disagreement with what someone said. But, as our skeptical lord ably reminded us— in order to fiercely disagree, there has to be an exchange! Audiatur et altera pars.
(This post originally appeared at Bishop Hill. This is a slightly longer version)
The Guardian recently published an article about a “limited-review” of the IPCC chairman RK Pachauri’s personal accounts by KPMG, a firm of accountants. This report had widespread play as it followed closely behind the Telegraph’s apology to RK Pachauri over its article about his business interests. For example, using conclusions and language from the report, George Monbiot went on to claim that the IPCC chairman had “no conflicts of interest“.