Richard Muller – I Was Wrong On Global Warming, But It Didn’t Convince The ‘Sceptics’

The AGU 2014 Fall Meeting Interviews

During the AGU Fall Meeting I had the honor of working with Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week and John Cook of Skeptical Science, interviewing an amazing line-up of scientists and science communicators. I’m floored by who we interviewed and could have a chat with. Everyone brought their A game which gave us some incredible footage.

Video description

A couple of years ago Richard Muller entered in the public debate on global warming. Making some very strange claims about the current temperature records. And some extremely harsh accusations towards climate researchers. This of course made him a hero among climate science deniers.

He started the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project to double-check the existing temperature records and answer the, to him, valid criticisms of existing temperature reconstructions. It was no surprise to the climate research community that Muller confirmed that global warming is real and that the only plausible explanation is the increase in greenhouse gasses. This hasn't endeared him with the climate science deniers.

To this day he still makes controversial claims about climate research which has not endeared him with the climate research community (more about this in a later video). Though nowadays he very clearly defends the temperature records showing global warming is real and he has some choice words for those that don't accept the science.


  1. Berkeley Earth

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Interviews filmed in collaboration with University of Queensland and Skeptical Science. Full interviews available April 2015 in 'Making Sense of Climate Science Denial'.

Camera B interview footage provided by Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week and Yale Climate Connections.

The AGU 2014 Fall Meeting Interviews