Schmidt to Curry: “In future I will simply assume you are a conduit for untrue statements rather than their originator.”
As a general rule for scientists, one shouldn’t hitch one’s wagon to long-debunked purveyors of disinformation. Because then you might end up circling the wagons with the wrong … tribe (see “The curious incident of Judith Curry with the fringe“).
I’m on a plane today, so I commend to you an outstanding Real Climate post, “The Montford Delusion,” by Tamino — and the stunning comments section. NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt and Tamino are in the role of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and company. Judith Curry (and Peter Webster) have apparently thrown in with the Clantons. Like all analogies, this one isn’t perfect, but I’m afraid the outcome is pretty much the same.