Despite or because of? Also I have never met a climate change sceptic that had Rabies.
Santer's co-authors on the critical research included Phil Jones at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, Tom Wigley at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and others. But as the main author of the research highlighted in the summary, Santer found himself under instant attack. Remembering all this a decade later, he told me: "I was accused of politically motivated tampering with the IPCC assessment, and of irregularities in my own research. I had, they said, somehow forced Nature to publish [my research] under duress, and had falsified scientific documents. There were calls for my dismissal." Read more.