Israeli Astrophysicist Nir Shaviv has also been critical. “The aim of [Schmidt’s] RealClimate.org is not to engage a sincere scientific debate. Their aim is to post a reply full of a straw man so their supporters can claim that your point ‘has been refuted by real scientists at RealClimate.org.'
Via Daily Caller: Last year, Fox Business host John Stossel asked about a dozen climate scientists to debate skeptic Dr. Roy Spencer, a former NASA scientist who now teaches at the University of Alabama. -- Stossel also asked the environmental group the Union of Concerned Scientists if they would debate Spencer on TV. Stossel said UCS replied that debating Spencer “would be doing the public a disservice because it would give [his] extreme ideas credibility.” NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies climate scientist Gavin Schmidt did go on that episode but only after Spencer was no longer on the set.
Motl to warmists upset that UN IPCC is not alarmist enough: 'What went primarily wrong for you – and well for the mankind – is that the most despicable and dishonest demagogues and ideologues who would write a summary that you would like were sidelined because their dishonesty and fraud became way too self-evident, especially during and shortly after the 2009 Climategate scandal...The climate hysteria has peaked several years ago – in 2007 – and the peak will never return again...The only question is how much more time the countries of the world will need to remove still very strong traces of this toxic ideology from their mainstream public life.'
Motl: 'If you include the oceans up to the depth of 2 kilometers, oceans' message is unequivocal: the change of the temperature in the recent decades is completely negligible – a whopping sixteenth of a degree per half a century'