A climate scientist who joined the board of a skeptical think tank was forced to resign from that think tank after only three weeks due to intense outside pressure and harassment from the global warming community.


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McCarthyism of the left: A climate scientist who joined the board of a skeptical think tank was forced to resign from that think tank after only three weeks due to intense outside pressure and harassment from the global warming community.

I have been put under such an enormous group pressure in recent days from all over the world that has become virtually unbearable to me. If this is going to continue I will be unable to conduct my normal work and will even start to worry about my health and safety. I see therefore no other way out therefore than resigning from [the Global Warming Policy Foundation] (GWPF). I had not expecting such an enormous world-wide pressure put at me from a community that I have been close to all my active life. Colleagues are withdrawing their support, other colleagues are withdrawing from joint authorship etc. I see no limit and end to what will happen.

It is a situation that reminds me about the time of McCarthy. I would never have expecting anything similar in such an original peaceful community as meteorology. Apparently it has been transformed in recent years. Under these situation I will be unable to contribute positively to the work of GWPF and consequently therefore I believe it is the best for me to reverse my decision to join its Board at the earliest possible time. [emphasis mine]

The emphasized language illustrates once again the blacklisting methods now being used by the left to destroy anyone who dares to disagree with them.

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  • Edward

    I’m sure that the climatology community has high regard for Dr. Feynman, but they certainly don’t behave as though they have read his books or listened to his lectures:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYPapE-3FRw (10 minutes)
    “If it [a theory] disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. … Notice, however, we can never prove it right.”

    Yet we keep hearing that the science is settled, the debate is over, and that there is a consensus. Then there has been the decade-long demand that anyone with doubts about the settled-science-by-consensus be shut down, shut up, and shunned.

    So far, the models that climatology has relied upon have not agreed with reality (the experiment), but the climatologists continue to insist that the science is settled, etc. Now we see that climatologists are conspiring to silence those who want to discuss other possibilities. So much for the scientific method in the science of climatology.

    “We always try to guess the most likely explanation, keeping in the back of the mind the fact that if it doesn’t work, then we must discuss the other possibilities.”

  • Kelly Starks

    McCarthyism in science. Worse it sounds like old Soviet era directed science. This is disgusting and frightening. If its this bad on this issue? How bad is it in other issues topics? How many un-PC research grants just get disregarded by those “sure” they are invalid? Or those afraid of political repercussions.

    I’ve heard of Egyptologists who stopped teaching for fear of repercussions from on or off campus black groups who won’t tolerate the idea that Cleopatra wasn’t black (she was actually Greek).

    Energy groups projects getting defunded/hidden, since though pollution free, their systems wouldn’t be “green”.

    Medical research shelved or distorted to fit limitations by ideological groups as to be worthless (At one point international AIDS research groups at conference proposed ignoring all research done by the US, because Gay groups had forced such political sensitivity in the research and data efforts, the reports were completely invalid.)

    Car designs for specious politically driven goals, etc, etc.

    This kind of thing, when science has to lie, is a real threat to civilizations.

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