Well, it’s about a year ago that the “climategate” email hack broke on the world, with a lot of sound and fury that, in the end, signified nothing.  I’ve dealt with this plenty of times, and I am too tired to do it again.  But there are great posts all over the place – like Peter Gleick here and Gavin Schmidt here.  Folks, its all a pack of little distractions from the big problems in front of us – and arguing that the future is uncertain is not reassuring.  Uncertainty is what worries me – predictable change can be managed, but nonlinear, unpredictable change can disrupt society significantly . . .