A professor who is accusing global warming skeptics of engaging in tabloid-style character assassination of scientists, called an American climate skeptic â€œan assh*leâ€ on the December 4, 2009 live broadcast of BBC’s Newsnight program.Â â€œWhat an assh*le!â€ declared Professor Watson at the end of the contentious debate with Climate Depot’s executive editor Marc Morano. A clearly agitated Watson had earlier shouted to Morano â€œwill you shut up.â€ Video of BBC â€œAssholeâ€ clip is here.
Full one-on-one BBC debate segment between Prof. Watson and Climate Depot’s Morano is in two parts here.Â The remark was broadcast live on BBC and prompted an on-air apology to viewers from the BBC later in the program for the offensive language.Â Watson (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) professor at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, which was the source of the disclosed files. Watson’s emails appear in the hacked Climategate files.
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