Professor Stephen Schneider
of Stanford University, a prominent proponent of man-made global warming fears, appears to be backing off of his boast that he could "slaughter" skeptical scientists in a global warming debate. In a May 24, 2009 interview
, Schneider publicly boasted any skeptical scientist would be "slaughtered in public debate" against him.
But after many dissenting scientists happily took up the debate challenge, it now appears Schneider is shying away from any such debate.
"I certainly will not schedule some political show debate in front of a non-scientific audience," Schneider told the San Francisco Examiner
in a follow up June 1, 2009 article
"A presidential like debate format with shallow staccato jibes and no nuanced arguments, no--confusion only in that style. I never do those anymore," Schneider explained.
Former Colorado State Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. publicly accepted
Schneider's global warming debate challenge just days after it was issued. "I would be glad to debate Dr. Schneider...he represents a narrow perspective on climate science
," Pielke Sr. said on May 24, 2009. [Editor's Note: Climate Depot was copied on many emails from scientists writing to Professor Schneider accepting his debate challange and Climate Depot also received numerous notes from many scientists eager to accept Schneider's debate challenge in the past week