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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

 

Fire The Skeptics, Send In The Clowns

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Important attributes for scientists are: intellectual curiosity, adherence to “the scientific method”, placing facts before emotion, suppressing preconceived assumptions, and tolerance for the views of contrarians and skeptics. Unfortunately many of those who follow the AGW-Man-made global warming and climate change school do not adhere to these basic concepts. In addition to all the nasty name calling by some of the AGW-Alarmists that Skeptics are: Deniers (as in Holocaust), Racist (as in KKK), Flat-Earthers (as in Ignoramus’), Traitors (as in Benedict Arnold), and others too unpleasant to repeat; the real nasty deal is the movement to deny Skeptics media coverage, access to tax-paid data and research, research grants, and most daunting the targeting of those who do not sign-up to the Al Gore view that global warming is a crisis and is "primarily caused" by man-made CO2 are to be banished, shunned and driven out of their jobs and positions of public exposure.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2011/09/man-made-global-warming-skeptics.html
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The latest, current, example is Oregon State University chemistry professor Nicholas Drapela who was fired without warning three weeks ago and has still been given no reason for the university’s decision to “not renew his contract.” Drapela, an outspoken critic of man-made climate change, worked at the university for 10 years.
“We can only speculate as to how the decision to fire Drapela was made,” Fulks wrote, adding, “I would suspect that Dr. Phil Mote (Director of their Climate Change Research Institute) had a hand in the decision, because he has previously been highly intolerant of those who oppose his ideas and could potentially threaten his business empire.”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/19/professor-fired-after-expressing-climate-change-skepticism/
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Here in Virginia, no better example could be used than that of Prof. Patrick Michaels, a distinguished scientist and faculty member at VT and UVA who has been personally attacked by Gov. Kaine and who has even been banished from appearing before the governor’s climate change commission.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/08/hypocritical-left-wing-media.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/05/hypocrisy-of-uva-faculty.html
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Click to view why Prof. Michaels has been vindicated and is in very good company: Al Gore at Congressional Hearing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqUHM2gf5g4
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The University of Colorado also fell in line with the Gore-machine with their treatment of Prof. Bill Gray; the most experienced and qualified hurricane scientist and forecaster in the USA.
Hurricane Expert: School Silencing me over global-warming views
FOX News Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A pioneering expert on hurricane forecasting says he may soon lose funding due to his skepticism about man-made global warming, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.
Dr. William Gray, who once said that pro-global warming scientists are "brainwashing our children," claims that Colorado State University will no longer promote his yearly North Atlantic hurricane forecasts due to his controversial views.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/04/purging-deniers.html
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How I became a Skeptic, and why I still am:
http://www.roanokeslant.org/AGW-Skeptic/
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/04/stunning-blow-to-nasa-and-all-agw.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2007/08/250-years-of-current-global-warming.html
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