More background here at Bishop Hill.
"The global warming scientific establishment is starting to look like the final days of the Soviet Union. On the surface it appears impregnable and the dissidents are a minor problem. But the huge soviet edifice quickly collapsed when people lost their fear of the system and the functionaries stopped following orders. There came a point when everyone decided to stop living a lie." Norman Rogers, http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/is_roy_spencer_the_worlds_most_important_scientist.html