Ahhhhhhhh Dr. Roy Spencer. From the Marshall Institute.
I think I know who you mean. He's the fellow who, in 2007 made this statmente ... quoting here:
(updated October 27, 2007)
It has become commonplace for scientists like me who are skeptical of mankind's role in global warming to be branded as shills for "Big Oil".
After 12 years of receiving no compensation for my writings, I was eventually asked to write global warming related articles for TechCentralStation.com (now TCSDaily.com). That website advocated science, technology, and free markets, and was indeed partially funded by Exxon Mobil.
Is that the Roy Spencer you are talking about?
Do you think this is the first time these no-names have been brought up in a discussion about Global Warming, which by the very nature of this thread which Hank R has started is political?
You're going to list 4 or 5 more tedious and well repeated names that no one's heard of and then I'm going to point out that it's your list of maybe a dozen scientists connected to conservative think tanks versus virtually every other serious scientist on the planet. It could go on for ever, but it always ends the same.
You will lose this debate every time you try to engage in it because chances are everything you know about the subject has been given to you by an AM talk jockey, or you've cut and pasted it from Free Republic. I can understand wanting to put on the tights and do this futile dance once in a while. But really ... wouldn't you rather just talk about fun stuff? I would. That's why hope this thread gets shut for being the politically enflamed rhetoric that it is.