[Steve Zwick] I’m sure there’s plenty of vitriol on both sides, but I’d argue the “what, me worry” crowd is orders of magnitude worse than the “alarmist” crowd.
...Spencer is something of an odd duck in the climate world. On the one hand, like Pielke, he’s a real scientist, and an accomplished one at that. He also seems like an incredibly nice guy.
But he has a peculiar tendency to stand in front of a room of people and say things that are patently, verifiably wrong. Not just controversial, and not just disputable, but patently, verifiably wrong.
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