More Ben Santer
December 8, 2010
If you watched in awe at Ben Santer’s bloodless but brutal beat down of Pat Michaels, you may have asked yourself why you’ve never heard of this guy. Here’s a long form talk delivered at Stanford, which fills in some of the gaps about the political infighting that climate scientists have had to engage in since the 90s.
For part of the talk he gets deeper into statistics than I could frankly follow – but what is valuable are the details of the ongoing denialist harrassment campaign against climate scientists, conducted by self appointed inquisitors like Steve McIntyre. Maybe I should start a series called “Climate Science 101″, for beginners like myself who want to hear more from the horse’s mouths. Let me know if you want me to dig out more.