Did Ben Santer finally Beat the Crap out of Pat Michaels? You Decide.

December 8, 2010

One of the most notorious of the East Anglia Climate e-mails was written by Dr. Ben Santer, wherein he mused that he sometimes harbored the desire to “beat the crap out of Pat Michaels” – a well known shill for the fossil fuel industry.

In November, 2010, the two men shared a witness table in testimony before the Congressional Science and Technology Committee.
Did Ben Santer finally beat the crap out of Pat Michaels?
You decide.

Climate Crocks sacked the hack attack a year ago, including the laughable “Santer Threat” brouhaha, shown here. (it starts the same way as the video above, but quickly diverges….)

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7 Responses to “Did Ben Santer finally Beat the Crap out of Pat Michaels? You Decide.”

  1. danolner Says:

    Great piece of film but, again, the audio drifts quite quickly out of sync…

    • greenman3610 Says:

      any youtube experts out there, please help me understand the best sound settings for you tube.
      I recently started doing most of my editing in final cut express – which produces huge files – and I played with quicktime settings to export them smaller – I may have
      screwed something up…..

  2. Alteredstory Says:

    I am grateful for Santer’s persistence.


  3. Let’s call it a TKO. Over Thanksgiving, my visiting 25 yr old son and ten of his conservative leaning friends, who do not follow climate science, apathetically agreed to watch the same section of the hearing. By the time it was over they were laughing so hard they were crying – and cheering Dr. Santer on like a prize fighter.


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