Friday, January 17, 2014

2010 Ben Santer video: "Blogging is affecting me profoundly. Obviously, Mr. McIntyre has profoundly affected my life"

▶ The General Public: Why Such Resistance? - YouTube: "(February 25, 2010) Ben Santer, a research scientist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discusses the recent problems with the use of the freedom of information act for non-US citizens to demand complete records, including emails, on scientific research projects. Santer posits that this is a dangerous dilemma that will ultimately inhibit scientific research."

The video is 1 hour 46 minutes long.  The best stuff is around 42:30 to the end.

Santer uses words like harassment, frivolous, nonsense, hatred, bullies, "forces of unreason", abuse, and McCarthyism.  He'd like to get some support/protection from the Obama administration.

Santer at 1:26:37 "Blogging is affecting me profoundly. Obviously, Mr. McIntyre has profoundly affected my life".

2 comments:

Sean said...

Ben Santer's real problem was running into Nic Lewis whose peer reviewed paper explicitly showed how Santer's flawed data manipulation produced a cover photo for Scientific American that diplayed a warming Antarctic continent by smearing the real temperature increase on the Antarctic Peninsula over the whole of the continent which was actually cooling.

tmitsss said...

How Santer replied to S. McIntyre's data request
http://climateaudit.org/2008/11/10/santer-refuses-data-request/