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Two interesting opinions on aspects of the climate change debate on wsj.com today. The first covers the unmistakable change toward more guarded assertions on the science of climate change in the IPCC’s latest report: Second Climate Thoughts. Less alarmism is good, even if the responsible parts of the discussion were buried in the document after a lengthy summary containing juicy alarmist headlines. At least some honest inquiry has begun to influence the IPCC.

The second wsj piece discusses the bias against traditional energy sources holding sway at U.S. colleges and universities. It laments the failure of those institutions to direct students toward fields having anything to do with fossil fuels, despite the lucrative nature of careers in that area: How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus.