From physics professor Scott Mandia, commenting on plans for 700 climate scientists to start speaking out more forcefully and publicly about global warming:
The notion that truth will prevail is not working. The truth has been out there for the past two decades, and nothing has changed.
This is a welcome development. But I hope these guys are well trained. They need to know the science cold, they need to be aware of the standard denialist talking points, they need to stick to the facts religiously, and they need to have good media training. They won’t be going up against amateurs and the rules of the game won’t be set by the Marquess of Queensberry. That said, this is long past due.