When contacted by a Montana newspaper, the Clark Fork Chronicle, regarding the substance of Heartland Senior Fellow James M. Taylor’s challenge to his standard global warming presentation, Dr. Steve Running responded:
“I am not interested in an exchange like this. My source material won the Nobel Peace Prize, where are the credentials of this guy’s material?”
As noted in the accompanying article, the credentials include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Hurricane Center, and such preeminent peer-reviewed science journals as the International Journal of Climatology and Geophysical Research Letters.
While the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was awarded the Nobel Peace Price (as opposed to a Nobel Science Prize), and Running contributed some forest modeling work for IPCC, Running’s slide show is conspicuously absent from any IPCC documents.