The Left Bullys The Science Community To Get Your Money
I love being ahead of the curve on things, but I’m angry with the elite leftists who impose their views on us expecting us to accept them without complaint or question. I was taught to question everything. That skill is now lost in our society. We are a gullible people.
The lack of good science education and willingness by people who believe liberal socialist dogma to be duped makes appealing the idea that we need to change society to stop something we didn’t start. Climate change is happening. Man didn’t cause it and it doesn’t accelerate or slow it by his actions.
Al Gore is the high priest of global warming conspiracy. Earth in the Balance, his book from a decade ago, was a manifesto for global economic control dominance by the left wing elite.
Read this from today’s Wall Street Journal. A few disturbing excerpts are below:
There is a more sinister side to this feeding frenzy. Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.
So how is it that we don’t have more scientists speaking up about this junk science? It’s my belief that many scientists have been cowed not merely by money but by fear.
This has much to do with misunderstanding the science of climate, plus a willingness to debase climate science into a triangle of alarmism. Ambiguous scientific statements about climate are hyped by those with a vested interest in alarm, thus raising the political stakes for policy makers who provide funds for more science research to feed more alarm to increase the political stakes.
Sen. Al Gore. In 1992, he ran two congressional hearings during which he tried to bully dissenting scientists, including myself, into changing our views and supporting his climate alarmism. Nor did the scientific community complain when Mr. Gore, as vice president, tried to enlist Ted Koppel in a witch hunt to discredit anti-alarmist scientists–a request that Mr. Koppel deemed publicly inappropriate.
And then there are the peculiar standards in place in scientific journals for articles submitted by those who raise questions about accepted climate wisdom. At Science and Nature, such papers are commonly refused without review as being without interest.
Alarm rather than genuine scientific curiosity, it appears, is essential to maintaining funding. And only the most senior scientists today can stand up against this alarmist gale, and defy the iron triangle of climate scientists, advocates and policymakers.
M. Lindzen is Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT.
Read the whole thing.
This is just another move by the left to get power by using your tax dollars to enforce regulation and bureuacracy where it is not needed.
It needs to be stopped.