Back here, an anonymous commenter refers us to that same article by Ball published last year, where the claim is made yet again that he is the "first Canadian Ph.D. in Climatology," despite the fact that he seems to be quietly backing down on that bit of total bullshit. But that's not the best part. No, the best part (on page 3) is this:
In another instance, I was accused by Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki of being paid by oil companies. That is a lie. Apparently he thinks if the fossil fuel companies pay you have an agenda.
Here, let me translate that: "I'm not being paid by the oil companies. But the fact that I am isn't relevant."
"Your Honour, my client is innocent, he wasn't even there. And if he was, he didn't do it. But if he did it was an accident. And, anyway, that son-of-a-bitch had it coming to him."
Yeah, it's kind of like that.