2011-02-23 03:50:51Peter Hadfield (potholer54) video #3 on Monckton
Rob Honeycutt


This time Peter takes on Monckton's claims about paleoclimate and CO2, as well as Monckton's claims that the Himalayan glaciers "are just fine."  Video here.

Peter Hadfield is perfectly brilliant in how he responds to all this.  He's doing a fantastic job of bridging that ever important gap between the general population and hard science.  I love his wry wit and metered tone. 

2011-02-23 03:55:32fast
Dana Nuccitelli
He's really cranking these out.  I haven't even had a chance to look at the first two yet!
2011-02-23 04:35:57
Rob Honeycutt

He's been quiet for a little while.  I had an email exchange with him last Fall when apparently he was first working on this series.  He was mostly done with it and then had a hard drive crash and lost all his work.  (Don't you hate that?)  I believe he's just been piecing the work back together since then.
2011-02-23 04:43:17
Julian Brimelow

It is heartening to see a real journalist taking Monckton to task.  Although i get the impression that he is being a decoy duck or sacrificial lamb.

Hadfield is brilliant.  Any plans for JC, Hadfield and Sinclair to coordinate?

2011-02-23 12:52:00Contacting Hadfield
John Cook

After #1 came out, I thought about contacting him - doing something similar to what Rob was planning with Peter Sinclair - but he's churning out the sequels quicker than I anticipated. Rob, do you think it's worth contacting him about coordinating SkS doing a blog post to coincide with his videos to help promote them?
2011-02-24 03:04:22
Rob Honeycutt


John...  Totally.  At very least ask him if it's okay to repost his videos on SkS.  That could eventually lead to more cooperative engagements.  

He has another video titled "Who I am" that is well worth watching.  This guy has a great resume as a reporter. 

2011-02-24 05:24:53
Rob Honeycutt


I want to point something out.  Here is a typical comment that comes across on Peter Hadfield's channel...

"Man this video needs to go on main stream. 6 oclock news. Fucking fires me up this shit." 

Peter has the tone and method that firmly resonates with the general population of non-scientists.