"Well it's cooling. We're getting very cold winters and you're saying the world's warming? Even if you don't understand the science, that's illogical"
That's the exact moment this guy lost credibility for me. As a scientist, he should know better than to say such ridiculous, manipulative shit. If you didn't think this guy was Cherry-picking evidence, that simplistic statement says it all.
The problem with "climategate" was not that it actually disproved anything that had previously been said about Global Warming (the expression "storm in a tea cup" comes to mind), but rather, that it made the IPCC appear weak and incompetent, and gave climate change "skeptics" a strong foothold to push their agenda.
I mean the interview is a complete farce, whatever side of the fence to sit on. This debate is highly politicised, and highly publicised, two things which have created a great deal of misinformation.
The media has created so much conjecture surrounding this topic. Aside from that, the scientific papers discussing climate science are not really accessible to the general public, except through the IPCC, which has taken a pounding in terms of credibility.