Well according to a superb and profound piece of investigative journalism by Patrick Courrielche at Big Journalism, he’s the eminence grise of the Climategate leak. (Hat tip: PlatoSays)
Few outside the climate skeptic circle have ever heard of Steven Mosher. An open-source software developer, statistical data analyst, and thought of as the spokesperson of the lukewarmer set, Mosher hasn’t made any of the mainstream media outlets covering the story of Climategate. But make no mistake about it – when it comes to dissemination of the story, Steven Mosher is to Climategate what Woodward and Bernstein were to Watergate. He was just the right person, with just the right influence, and just the right expertise to be at the heart of the promulgation of the files.
More thoughts on this and on the wider ramifications of Climategate tomorrow.