WUWT reader Gary writes in with this:
Gavin Schmidt gave a lecture at my University yesterday and I thought you might like to see it. He starts at 21 minutes into the clip. The Metcalf Institute seeks to communicate science to the public.
It was a pedestrian talk for an educated public audience and used cherry-picked supporting data, but actually was fair about *some* of the weaknesses in the GCMs.
FWIW, Schmidt was rather charming and not at all like Micheal Mann with condescending slaps at critics or smugly misleading points like Naomi Oreskes, both of whom I’ve heard in person.
See it at http://www.metcalfinstitute.org/programs/lectures.htm (click the link “What are climate models good for?”)
(Note to readers: the link http://amms.oshean.org/content/uri/nbc-ci/metcalf060412/ brings up the video, which is rendered in Microsoft “Silverlight” which you have to download, but is a PITA. Any reader that can convert that to YouTube will have my thanks – Anthony)