'Even Pontius Pilate claimed to be motivated by the truth' observes Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley. And so too academia. But Pontius had a constituency to please and university deans have virtue's to signal. In his essay, the good Lord Monckton uses words beyond my comprehension but leaves enough reason scattered around to appeal to those who enjoy a good climate argument.
As it relates to the ongoing inquiry into the severity of our climate situation, Lord Moncton has some questions.
It is the mission of the scientist to gaze at the universe, from the tiniest particle to the vastest galaxy, and to say, “I wonder!” and then “I wonder?” For the true scientist is in awe of the beauty and intricacy and simplicity and complexity of all that he observes; but above all, he is incurably curious about it.
Read essay here.