A climatological tiff has broken out between some members of the Italian-American community. David Castelvecchi is singularly unimpressed with Joe Bastardi's recent appearance on Fox News.
The most jarring part however came later, when Bastardi commented that he didn’t believe CO2 emissions could ever affect the climate. Unfortunately, Bastardi’s argument was based on what seemed to be poor understanding of basic physics, including thermodynamics and atmospheric physics.
I must say that if JB really did say that the greenhouse effect breaks the first law of thermodynamics then there may well be a case to answer. Not that Castelvecchi's article is much to write home about in terms of dispassionate analysis.