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Prof Vincent Courtillot speaks with clarity

Posted By Joanne Nova On March 31, 2011 @ 12:56 am In Global Warming | Comments Disabled

I’m traveling at the moment, in Darwin tonight. I can’t really comment on the hot-bed of climate action that Australia is right now, but instead this is something from afar that caught my eye a few days ago.

Video’s bore me usually, but I enjoyed watching Courtillot — he’s possibly the clearest, fastest, crispest speaker I’ve ever heard, and it’s all the more amazing because he speaks with an accent. Don’t misunderstand — there are no jokes, no satire, and no punch lines here, just an honest summary of the state of the current scientific play, especially with his synopsis of the cosmic ray theory. (He is a colleague of Nir Shaviv).

Usually I find speakers are too slow, but Courtillot packs the words in, without overstatement or monotony. He’s is a smart man who knows his topic well and it’s unusually obvious.

Start at about 6 mins if you want too — though I find all his points interesting. Solar factors most interesting at 15mins-18mins, and again at 21 – 23mins.

I like the speed. I rarely watch video’s this long.

Jo

PS: I’m not able to answer emails or comments this week. Thanks to the moderators…

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