The mystery of the silhouettes has been revealed. SkepticalScience.com has come up with a fun way to tell people about climate science via the scientists themselves.
The first scientist to appear is Michael Mann:
Climate scientists from across the globe feature in our 97 Hours of Consensus campaign addressing one of the most significant and harmful myths about climate change. Each hour, beginning at 9am Sunday EST, September 7th, we'll publish a statement and playful, hand-drawn caricature of a leading climate scientist. Each caricature lists the scientists’ name, title, expertise and academic institution.
To translate the time, it's probably referring to eastern time in the USA, which was 11:00 pm in Australia and 1:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time or Universal Coordinated Time for all you modern young things :)
You can check out the unveiling of a new scientist on the hour every hour for the next 96 hours at the cute website created by a computer wizz at SkS. Or read about it at SkepticalScience.com and in an article by Dana Nuccitelli at the UK Guardian.
Anthony Watts will be mortified. Not only was he woefully wrong. Not only will he not have any grounds for "suing the pants off" SkepticalScience.com. Dumb denier blogs like his won't rate a mention. This is about climate science and real live scientists, not wacky conspiracy bloggers who dwell in the dark fringes of cyberspace.