Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A Very Curious Statement By Roy Spencer

"I view my job a little like a legislator, 
supported by the taxpayer, to protect the 
interests of the taxpayer and to minimize 
the role of government."

-- Roy Spencer

This is what Roy Spencer wrote in a reply to a comment on his blog. Note what Spencer--a climatologist and Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, keeper of one of the world's four major temperature datasets, and a noted climate skeptic--did not say: that his job is to provide the best science he can for the taxpayers who pay his salary.

Spencer's scientific research is, ironically, supported solely by government. But it seems his motivation is something more than just science.

1 comment:

John Mashey said...

This follows in the footsteps of folks like Seitz, Jastrow, Nierenberg, Singer ... (as per Merchants of Doubt)

Free-market fundamentalism from people whose careers were built on federal $$.