Climate Crock of the Week: What's Up With Watts? [flame war edition]

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NOTE: Anothy Watts has demanded that YouTube remove Sinclair's video. This is the notice Sinclair received from YouTube: “This is to notify you that we have removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Anthony Watts claiming that this material is infringing:”

The Watts Up With That readers are an “emotional” little gang of online trolls that have way too much time on their hands - with way too little science - trying to prove that climate change is nothing to worry about.

Peter Sinclair (who has recently become a contributor here on DeSmog) did his Climate Crock of the Week video on Watts. You can check it out below and maybe after take a swing by the YouTube version to see the massive flame war that the video has provoked.

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So Watts has claimed copyright infringement, and the video is no longer available.

He does this, and then with a straight face goes at Gore and Hansen. The man is a chickensh*t.

Watts is basically a brand now. When you dig in and actually start making a living off the climate debate, you also give up something.

You start defending yourself and your opinions for the sake of the brand and the bottom line and your standing in the community.

That applies to everybody on both sides who finds a way to make a living on the climate worries.