In February 2016, we began a Focused Civil Dialogue between William Happer and David Karoly, “Karoly–Happer Dialogue on Global Warming.” After a successful start, Dr. Karoly elected to leave the Dialogue.
Having engaged the notable Dr. Happer and wishing to make the best of this unexpected turn, we sponsored a $5,000 contest, with the goal of finding someone within the scientific community who would assume Dr. Karoly's role and complete the Dialogue:
★★★ The Contest Winner ★★★
Today, we announce our $5,000 winner. And fittingly, he proves to be the perfect tag-team partner for Dr. Karoly, as he also hails from near Melbourne, Australia:
Glenn is a degree-qualified mechanical engineer with a 30-year career in engineering, IT, and solar energy research. Having studied climate science for eight years, he is pursuing action to reduce the impact of anthropogenic global warming. Tamblyn received his degree from Melbourne University, Professor Karoly's university. He is co-author, with John Mason and Rob Painting, of Introducing Climate Science (Dunedin Academic Press, in press), a contributor to online courses about climate change, a team member in the climate science literature review Cook et al., 2013, and a contributing author at the website Skeptical Science.
Congratulations to Glenn! Here, you can see why we found his response compelling:
Mother Nature & Climate History Disagree with Happer. Glenn Tamblyn steps in for Dr. David Karoly and provides a detailed response to Dr. William Happer's Major Statement.
We want to thank those who accepted the challenge of speaking in Dr. Karoly's place. Your hard work was appreciated.
Follow the Focused Civil Dialogue “Karoly/Tamblyn–Happer Dialogue on Global Warming” for Tamblyn's reply in context and to see his and Dr. Happer's final responses as they close out this most interesting, contentious, and unexpected conversation about one of our age's most talked-about subjects.