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A ClimateGate Victim, and the State of the Global-Warming Problem

Der Spiegel International has published (in English) a fairly comprehensive article on the state of global warming, which is interesting throughout. It begins with an agonizing bit about Phil Jones, the British climate scientist at the center of ClimateGate. The article, by Marco Evers, Olaf Stampf, and Gerald Traufetter, asserts that Jones, because of the scandal,

“needs medication to fall sleep. He feels a constant tightness in his chest. He takes beta-blockers to help him get through the day. He is gaunt and his skin is pallid. He is 57, but he looks much older. …
His days are now shaped by investigative commissions at the university and in the British Parliament. He sits on his chair at the hearings, looking miserable, sometimes even trembling. …
Jones is finished: emotionally, physically and professionally. He has contemplated suicide several times recently, and he says that one of the only things that have kept him from doing it is the desire to watch his five-year-old granddaughter grow up.

The article quickly moves beyond Jones, however, providing a measured walk though nearly all the political, scientific, and governance angles at play with global warming, though not much on economics.