Ethon flew in from Boulder. Poor dear had a few singed feathers from the Four Mile Canyon fire, but he was laughing anyhow, because Jr. has discovered that a bunch of political scientists don't like him because he wants to affect policy rather than publish papers. IEHE this is nuts. Most political scientists' wet dream is to affect policy, but that, dear bunnies is not why we are gathered here to piss off Eli's dear buddy, Michael Tobis, and his, well, whatever Roger thinks Eli is.
After picking himself off the floor, giggling, Eli remembered an Email he had received from a, hold on for it, a political scientist. It talks about Roger, but it really is also talking about Michael
. . . he has directed essentially all his critique at the science community, as if the science community were the basis of the problem. I take the position that the essential problem in the relationship between scientists and the political/policy process is clearly on the political side of the exchange. Say what you will about the shortcomings of scientists, by far the more significant need is for people to have a critique of politics. For this, Roger’s Ph.D. seems to be worthless. He is clueless about how to address the madness of the political process and how to come to grips with the disinformation campaign.Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is not to change the IPCC, teach scientists how to communicate or the public to think, but to fix the political process. As always, you will get no credit for trying and the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions."
Excuse Eli, he has a date with a bottle of distilled eau de carotte .