again, he wasn't a researcher, he was the person most entrusted by the gubmnt to research and document climate science. imho, if the judgement of the people that appointed and monitored him is so suspect it reflects poorly on the entire department. wrt hatred for gubmnt employees, a contempt for lack of accountability in public or private sector would be a better statement of how I feel but craft it how you will. I hold most union shops in the same contempt. Go along, get along; promote based on seniority will never produce the best system or often, even competent system. It doesn't matter if it is gubmnt agency or a auto manufacturing plant. Lack of accountability is the single biggest problem facing this country and it is systemic in gubmnt. AGW is not a science anymore than religion is. it has been proven that the "science" is seriously flawed and impacted by the political bent of the scientists that are most prominent in the field. They have a serious self preservation motive to continue to perpetuate their belief that AGW is real so I have no reason to believe that they are objective. Those that have approached it objectively and reached different conclusions than the mainstream are treated as pariahs and ridiculed and ostracized. They often see no benefit in continuing to be held in such ridicule and find other more worthy pursuits to invest their talents in. Question...could you be off on your projections by 70% + and remain employed in the private sector?