When scientists try to speak out against this absurdity, they get treated like an abortion doctor visiting a Baptist church. God forbid we should have an open public debate!
"“Most of the climate changes we have seen up until now have been a result of natural variations,” [George] Taylor asserts.
Taylor has held the title of [Oregon's] "state climatologist" since 1991 when the legislature created a state climate office at OSU The university created the job title, not the state.
His opinions conflict not only with many other scientists, but with the state of Oregon's policies.
So the governor wants to take that title from Taylor and make it a position that he would appoint."
Can't have a scientist disagreeing with our politics, can we?
Thanks to an anonymous comment on my post from yesterday about Dr. Timothy Ball, who spoke out against this mankind-causing-Global Warming nonsense, I even have an example of blogging attacks on scientists, over at Desmogblog.com:
"The deathless and - in many specific respects - completely fictional meanderings of Dr. Tim Ball have begun appearing again on right-wing blogs all over the net. At City Troll, at Convenient Untruth and at New Orleans Lady, the same tired and retreaded old climate rant paints Dr. Ball as the courageous victim of a plot to silence a well-meaning skeptic.
But Ball can't even tell the truth about his own resume. His claim to be the first Climatology Ph.D. in Canada is a total falsehood; his degree was in historical geography - not climatology - and it was nowhere near the first ever granted to someone writing vaguely in the field."
Of course, they don't challenge WHAT Ball is saying. They merely attack the messenger.
Even more interesting is how they claim he is unqualified to discuss climatology, since "his degree was in historical geography". I wonder if these morons ever stopped to consider: Climatology is a sub-science of Geography. But don't let a little thing like "facts" get in the way of your crusade, right?
How about this little disturbing information from Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby (bold part added by me):
"YOU KNOW that big United Nations report on global warming that appeared last week amid so much media sound and fury? Here's a flash: It wasn't the big, new United Nations report on global warming.
Oddly enough, most of the news coverage neglected to mention that the document released on Feb. 2 by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was not the latest multiyear assessment report, which will run to something like 1,500 pages when it is released in May. It was only the 21-page "Summary for Policymakers," a document written chiefly by government bureaucrats -- not scientists -- and intended to shape public opinion. Perhaps the summary will turn out to be a faithful reflection of the scientists' conclusions, but it wouldn't be the first time if it doesn't.
In years past, scientists contributing to IPCC assessment reports have protested that the policymakers' summary distorted their findings -- for example, by presenting as unambiguous what were actually only tentative conclusions about human involvement in global warming."
I just hope America's Freedom of Speech can survive this lunacy. Otherwise, the Global Warming idiots may end up burning me at the stake.