“Nutters” is English (and Schmidt is English) slang equivalent to “nut” in the sense of crazy person. Well, Schmidt should know—his boss is the director of GISS, Dr. James E. Hansen. Hansen is widely considered to be the leading scientific promoter of global warming alarmism and as such is a highly political animal. He is also increasingly kooky and extreme.
Fox News aired a special report on climate change/cap-and-trade with Bret Baier interviewing U.S. Congressman Edward Markey, Steven Hayward, Senator James Inhofe, and Myron Ebell.