One thought on “Should a climate scientist who suspects that global warming is not happening be allowed to continue to do research?”

  1. My reply:

    This is a loaded question, because everybody knows that any scientist who is skeptical of the official explanation of global warming is not only denied research funds but driven out of their academic positions and reduced to publishing their research on their own blogs and the few independent scientific sites, which the pro-AGW scientists snub, ostracize, and suppress. So the issue is not open for debate like this question pretends, even though the straight answer would be yes if the words “to continue” were omitted. The climate change industry is ballooning into a multi-billion-dollar industry, meaning that those who have their noses in the pig trough have no reason to rock the boat, and corruption is inescapable.
    Scientist Confesses: “Global Warming a $22 Billion Scam” (https://www.newsmax.com/Finance/MKTNews/Global-Warming-climate-change/2014/11/17/id/607827/)
    Climate Change: The Hoax That Costs Us $4 Billion a Day (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2015/08/08/climate-change-the-hoax-that-costs-us-4-billion-a-day/)
    Too bad, the truth still means something to some scientists, and a few brave scientists work outside the pig trough, regularly coming up with evidence of data tampering and fraud by mainline govt. orgs. such as NOAA and NASA despite the ease with which they could get pig trough jobs and join the herd. One prominent and prolific climate skeptic is geologist Tony Heller of Colo.:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqZGgaZaXighttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0l3tymEagcMany other climate skeptics are retired scientists with stellar records, but there is everything in a spectrum down to serious amateurs. They have been regularly criticizing trough scientists and their papers, finding plenty of things to criticize, and generally creating a suspicion of a conspiracy by the trough scientists to reinforce each others’ conclusions to keep the funding coming in along with little if any evidence of a robust spectrum of views and support for independent thought. In short, more like an official established religion than science, like in the days of the Roman Catholic Church and Galileo. Big Oil is now funding the pro-
    AGW scientists because they found that there’s trillions to make from alternative energy.
    https://principia-scientific.org/big-oil-fuels-the-climate-campaign/ (https://principia-scientific.org/big-oil-fuels-the-climate-campaign/)
    I personally know from fundamental physics that CO2 has been framed as capable of controlling Earth’s surface temperatures, and that the gigantic edifice of papers built on the CO2 greenhouse warming hoax are a house of cards that will not stand the test of time.
    TLW’s Two Cents Worth on Climate Change (http://www.historyscoper.com/climatetlw.html)
    Want to see the big picture, not just one side? Here’s my free list of blogs being published on all sides of the issue, showing the robust debate on the Internet by the independents, and the yes-man culture on the trough sites.
    TLW’s Climate Blog List (http://www.historyscoper.com/climateblogs.html)
    After the announcement of the Green New Deal and its bald Marxist globalist demands for Western capitalism to dismantle itself in favor of a Marxist utopia that’s certain to become a nightmare New Dark Ages, it all reminds me of Pres. George Washington’s observation: “Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”And Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s observation:
    “Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific/technological elite.”

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