Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The scientific purges commence

Of course, it's "Climate" "Science":

Ridd was punished by James Cook University for “not displaying responsibility in respecting the reputations of other colleagues.” The university even warned that if he does this again, he’ll be tried for serious misconduct.
The latest perversion in research ethics comes to us from James Cook University in Australia. The Australian has the scoop, but it is behind paywall. Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller has an article on this University Censures Science Prof For Fact-Checking Global Warming Claim. Excerpts:
An Australian university recently censured marine scientist Paul Ridd for “failing to act in a collegial way and in the academic spirit of the institution,” because he questioned popular claims among environmentalists about coral reefs and global warming.
What was Ridd’s crime? He found out two of the world’s leading organizations studying coral reefs were using misleading photographs to make the case that global warming was causing a mass reef die-off. Ridd wasn’t rewarded for checking the facts and blowing the whistle on misleading science. Instead, James Cook University censured Ridd and threatened to fire him for questioning global warming orthodoxy.
Things have gotten to the point where the best way to think about the community of scientists is like a scene from some Edwardian Frock Coat drama like "Upstairs, Downstairs" or whatever that new one is.  The scientists all sit around enjoying their social perks and complaining about how that damned interloper just doesn't Play By The Rules.  Not our sort, old chap.  Just not done.  Something must be done, dontcha know ...

And not one of them sees the coming upending of their cozy little world.


Old NFO said...

Actually it's Peter Ridd, and he DOES know what he's talking about...

Chris said...

Even Lysenko finally got his comeuppance. The alarmists reached their peak years ago; their slide down is underway.