Comparing John Christy and me to “scientists who disputed the links between smoking and cancer”, Dana once again demonstrates his dedication to the highest standards of journalism.
Well done, Grauniad.
I prefer to compare us to Barry Marshall and Robin Warren, who rejected the scientific consensus that peptic ulcers were due to too much stress or spicy food. While they eventually received the Nobel Prize ...
BTW, what Roy is complaining about is an article by Dana Nuccitelli in the Guardian. You'll probably recall some of the shenanigans that Roy and John get up to - like their misleading charts and Roy's run-in with Senator Whitehouse.
He said to that US government committee that:
at some point we have to ask ourselves is all of this just mostly part of what the climate system does naturallyIn other words, he doesn't have a clue about climate. I don't think that attitude will win him any Nobel Prize. What do you think?
I'll finish the quote of the embattled pioneering Roy Spencer:
....after years of ridicule and scorn from the medical research community, we have no illusions that we will ever be credited for our long-standing position that global warming fears have been overblown. I’m sure the UN’s IPCC will find a way to take credit for that, and get another Peace Prize for it.What do you see? First, by Barry Marshall's account they were not subject to "years of ridicule and scorn". That's a favourite myth of science deniers. The work of Marshall and Warren was treated with respect, though many were sceptical, as all scientists are when presented with a new theory. Here's more evidence.
Second, the climate is vastly different to H pylori - that's just one organism in one species. The climate is in a whole other category.
Third, notice how Roy is whining about not being understood. Poor Roy. If he didn't reject, on no grounds at all, what his own data is telling him - and what the work of all his peers are telling him, then he might feel a bit more loved. If he did manage to discover something new, then he'd earn some respect. As it is he's just another denier. They can be found at hangouts like WUWT. Their ideas aren't worth a cracker.
That's all. I'm a bit busy and WUWT has been deadly dull. Or I've found it so. The WUWT-ers still get excited, with one of Christopher Monckton's ridiculous "it hasn't warmed since 1996 articles" getting more than 200 comments. I didn't have time to read them. Sorry.