PPS I have had a chance to listen to the video, and in particular to the question and answer session of the final 30 minutes or so. Here are my comments on that, as posted on Bishop Hill (on the post linked to in the PS hat-tip):
'Angry, condescending academics are nothing new. And ridding the world of them would not make it a better place. But the Academy had a culture — was a culture — in which pig-ignorant angry, condescending academics could be kept in check, either by squabbles with each other, or through institutions like peer-review or through criticism from more reasonable academics. Either as cause or effect, academe seems no longer able to foster debate, especially on the issue of climate change.'