28 Feb '15, 4pm

Willie Soon's Climate Science Denial Wasn't Ever Credible: Climate Scientists

Willie Soon's Climate Science Denial Wasn't Ever Credible: Climate Scientists

When it was announced that Soon was giving a talk at the University of Rochester, I knew it would be interesting. I was more than willing to hear what the man had to say. The whole point of being a scientist is, after all, to try to leave your preconceptions at the door and let the work speak for itself. I also wanted to understand Soon's own thinking about the role he was playing as a public skeptic. On all counts I was disappointed. Taken as nothing more than a scientific talk, Dr. Soon's presentation was, in my opinion , pretty bad. I watch a lot of these things. It's part of my job. If Soon had been giving a Ph.D defense, he would have been skewered. I was left without a clear line of argument or clear justifications for his claims. More importantly, for a topic this contentious there was insufficient discussion of the voluminous and highly detailed response critics ha...

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