My profile for dead-tree Maclean’s of Steve McIntyre, Canada’s amateur critic of mainstream climate science, has hit the web at a moment when the temperature outside my door is -36°C. I am firmly resisting the temptation to see any providential message in this. The piece was written and edited with the intention that it would be of interest to readers no matter what their beliefs about man-made climate change. It contains a short argument for McIntyre’s importance, but if you are convinced he’s a charlatan or a bungler, think of it as a sincere effort to tell you what kind of charlatan or bungler he is. As far as I am aware, it is the first profile of McIntyre, of even medium length, that anyone in Canada has ventured to write.