Think it could not get stranger young bunnies. Well, four days ago Brendan Montague was lovin it on Desmog UK, reporting on a strange interlude at the 2012 Heartland Climate Science Roast that he had with Willie Soon, something that was so good that he was holding it for a forthcoming (still book).
Willie was on a role, throwin' everyone under the bus, Exxon Mobile, and CfA. According to Montague he said
The process is we have to go through my centre I am working for, where I get a paycheque, so it goes through our grants office and of course the director has to approve it. My previous director was very friendly. He loved what we do. Then the new director is somewhat, very not friendly so I’m in a bit more trouble.Now Eli is the RTFR type of bunny so he went and looked up who the previous director was, Irwin Shapiro, and then Eli looked for some connection between Shapiro and Soon, when this 2013 gem from the Boston Globe popped up
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center’s former director, Harvard astronomy professor Irwin Shapiro, said there was never any attempt to censor Soon’s views. Nor, he said, was Soon the subject of complaints or concern among the 300 scientists at the center.True enough and obvious enough for science, but in his own way, as the Globe points out, Soon science has been useful for his funders. Testimony in its own way to the obliviousness of astronomers.
“As far as I can tell,’’ said Shapiro, “no one pays any attention to him.’’