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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Death Threats For Anti-Warmie Scientists

After appearing on a British TV special called The Great Global Warming Swindle, Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, received five death threats from Warmies, including one who said that if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.

The UK Telegraph tells of several similar incidents:
  • Richard Lindzen, professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT: "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labelled as industry stooges. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science."
  • Dr Myles Allen of Oxford University: "The Green movement has hijacked the issue of climate change. It is ludicrous to suggest the only way to deal with the problem is to start micro managing everyone, which is what environmentalists seem to want to do."
  • Nigel Calder, a former editor of New Scientist, said: "Governments are trying to achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees. Einstein could not have got funding under the present system."
If global warming is such a sure thing, why has its science been so politicized? Why not respond to critical questions with grants to fund research into those questions? Where are the voices of scientists rallying around Ball, Lindzen, Allen and Calder, telling the radical Warmies to back off and respect scientific inquiry?

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