Roy Spencer has spat the dummy, blown his top, ranted and raved and fulfilled Godwin's Law (archived here - h/t Dumb Scientist). Roy Spencer has decided to object to the term "denier" to describe him, writing:
When politicians and scientists started calling people like me “deniers”, they crossed the line. They are still doing it.
They indirectly equate (1) the skeptics’ view that global warming is not necessarily all manmade nor a serious problem, with (2) the denial that the Nazi’s extermination of millions of Jews ever happened.
Too many of us for too long have ignored the repulsive, extremist nature of the comparison. It’s time to push back.
I’m now going to start calling these people “global warming Nazis”.
If I understand Roy correctly, he is agreeing that he doesn't think global warming is "necessarily all manmade" and saying that he doesn't think it is a serious problem. In other words he denies the science - and is sexist, too.
Global warming isn't all "man" made. It's likely that more than 100% of the current warming is because of human activity. "Made" by men and women. And it's definitely a serious problem and going to get worse if we don't do something about it.
Roy Spencer doesn't just deny the science, though, does he. He fudges charts to try to make it appear that model projections are more off than they have been in reality.
Under-educated Roy Spencer
Roy has signed up to the illiterati, equating what he calls over-education with fascism. Here is what he wrote:
This authoritarianism tends to happen with an over-educated elite class…I have read that Nazi Germany had more PhDs per capita than any other country. I’m not against education, but it seems like some of the stupidest people are also the most educated..
Now Roy is from the USA. Americans don't speak the Queen's English. They speak a dialect known as American English. (Australians, by contrast, speak Strine.) Not only that, but Roy's from Alabama, which is not probably considered the home of elite US society and is arguably not the first place one would equate with a quality education. So he can perhaps be excused for not understanding the Queen's English.
So let this Strine-speaker educate American Roy Spencer on the definition of the word "denier" in the Queen's English - using the Oxford Dictionary:
In the interest of full disclosure, I joined the Oxford logo onto the Oxford definition rather than post the entire web page. You can view the definition here on the Oxford Dictionary website.
A prominent denier of climate science
If Roy Spencer was, for a change, being brutally honest about himself. If he was arguing that he doesn't admit "the truth of a concept or proposition that is supported by the majority of scientific or historic evidence", then he is a climate science "denier". He's tried his best to rise to prominence by touting himself as a climate science denier to the Republican Party in the USA to such an extent that he was invited by them to present to a committee of the US government, arguably because of his denial. So he could even be referred to as "a prominent denier" in climate science denying circles in the USA.
If you want to read Roy's dummy spit - go here. It's not the sort of thing you'd expect a climate scientist to write. It's not even the sort of thing you'd expect to read on a snark blog, like HotWhopper. It is the sort of thing you'll find every day on the more extreme anti-science websites.
PS Roy's article didn't make the cut at WUWT - or not yet that I've seen.