Thursday, March 29, 2007

Global Warming Punishment

I've recently discovered a new blog called Notes in the Margin, written by a meteorologist in Kansas that, among other things, is concerned with bunk "global warming" science and alarmism.

Today he reports on yet another official silencing of a scientist that dared question humankind's supposed influence on climate change.

Washington Associate State Climatologist Mark Albright was stripped of his title this week for questioning bogus snowpack shrinking numbers in the Cascade Mountains. Pointing out the mistake by email was enough for his supervisor to demand all further correspondence go through him first. When Albright refused, his title was removed. Luckily he'll still be employed by the University of Washington anyway. However, the governor has announced new 6-digit funding initiatives for the recently purged State Climatologist's Office that I doubt Albright will be privy to.

This isn't the first time state climatologists have been stripped of their titles for pushing back against the "man-made global warming" status quo, and I'm sure it won't be the last. What I can't understand is the scientific community's acceptance of these purges.

What does science mean anymore when scientists are fired for holding differing opinions?

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