Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Science™ is settled!

But if you say anything against it, you're fired:
A popular weatherman announced Saturday evening he has been sacked by leading French news channel France Télévisions for publishing a book which accused top climate change experts of misleading the world about the threat of global warming.
So what was his motivation to write the book?
He said he was inspired to write the book after France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with TV meteorologists and asked them to highlight climate change issues in their broadcasts.
“I was horrified by this speech,” Verdier told French magazine Les Inrockuptibles last month. In his book, Verdier accuses state-funded climate change scientists of having been “manipulated” and “politicised”, even accusing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of publishing deliberately misleading data.
Ya know, nobody gets fired for publishing a book disputing the speed of light.  You'd think the Scientific Establishment would be more confident about settled science.

Hat tip Rick via email, who dryly points out that the migrant crisis has Germans longing for a Second Amendment and the French longing for a First Amendment.

1 comment:

Graybeard said...

Ya know, nobody gets fired for publishing a book disputing the speed of light...

That's the essence of the mess, idnit? The moment they call a "consensus conference" you know there's no consensus - otherwise, why have one? Likewise when they argue their truth is from consensus, that's a pretty good indication there's no truth, either.