Chappaquiddick. A girl died. The man responsible became a revered legend of the Left.
Science used to be above the weight of one person's, or of a group's, opinion. Just as criminal investigations used to be above the weight of one person's--Ted Kennedy's--popularity or celebrity. Nothing in science was, or is, ever settled, because the scope of our inquiry was always changing as the amount and complexity of the world was slowly revealed to those engaged in scientific inquiry.
Just as a "group of scientists" engaged in a political movement that says Man Made Global Warming is settled science are exposed as frauds and hucksters, just as Ted Kennedy was revealed to be the killer of Mary Jo Kopechne, the lack of accountablility of either of these events will slowly fade away, until, I'm sure, we will all adhere to the notion that Man Made Global Warming is true, and that Ted Kennedy wasn't a cowardly killer.
Welcome to the most important scandal of the 21st century. And yet, chances are your kids have never even heard of it. Why? Unionized public school teachers. It's part of the Democrat agenda that there is Man Made Global Warming so that they may increase the amount of money they take from the private sector to feed the size of increasing state and federal budgets. It's for the kids. And social justice. And stuff.