Readers may remember this Josh classic:
In a December 16th Podcast with “Forecast A podcast about climate science and climate scientists” run by Michael White, Nature’s editor for climate science, Dr. Gavin Schmidt makes a stunning admission while demonstrating his own lack of self awareness when it comes to climate debate. White writes:
We talked extensively about science-government interactions, and some of Gavin’s many Kafkaesque experiences. In the end, attempts at government muzzling and micromanagement of science communication comes across as impractical, appalling, and … a bit comical.
But it’s not all bad. The complete government failure to engage in any sort of response and discussion of climate-related science fiction like The Day After Tomorrow led Gavin to participate in the RealClimate blog.
Here, courtesy of Tom Nelson, is what is surprising, throwing tree rings under the bus. It’s actually closer to 59:00 when he says this.
Yes, he’s right. Mann’s questionable work pretty much amounts to nothing, as we’ve been saying for years. A political tool is all it ever was, one that no longer has much clout.
Gavin thinks it is “quite likely” that seas will rise 1 meter or more by 2100 at about 31:20
Then there’s Schmidt’s statement: “I do try and advocate for a higher level of conversation”. Dr. Schmidt seems to forget that when given the opportunity he advocates for, he took the cowardly approach and refused to be on-set with Dr. Roy Spencer.
So much for high level discourse.
You can listen to the podcast below: