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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 Surfacestations.org 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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