The increasing shrillness, bullying, lying and deceit is indicative of an ideology, faith, party, call it what you will, that has lost the main argument. The death throes have unsettled the
lunatics intellectuals, pass the popcorn, Kirsten Powers has seen the light: Liberal Thought Police Usher In New Dark Age.
“We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the mob or face the consequences. How ironic that the persecutors this time around are the so-called intellectuals. They claim to be liberal while behaving as anything but. The touchstone of liberalism is tolerance of differing ideas. Yet this mob exists to enforce conformity of thought and to delegitimize any dissent from its sanctioned worldview. Intolerance is its calling card.”
(Via Glenn Reynolds)
Which is probably why:
[…] Lennart Bengtsson is about as distinguished as climate scientists get. His decision two weeks ago to join the academic advisory board (on which I also sit, unremunerated) of Nigel Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation was greeted with fury by many fellow climate scientists. Now in a McCarthyite move — his analogy — they have bullied him into resigning by refusing to collaborate with him unless he leaves.
See also The Cleansing of Lennart Bengtsson by Steve McIntyre
2/ Brandon Shollenberger is threatened with legal action if he publishes the results of his research into Cook’s dud paper. The University of Queensland deserves everything it cops from now on.
Anything interesting I might have to say will get me sued. And maybe not just sued. The University of Queensland apparently wants me arrested too: […]
3/ Mark Steyn and others have to defend themselves against legal action by Michael Mann. Steyn’s answer is the correct one, take him on and flush out his crap warmist hockey science for good. Village Idiot
Thank you for the many responses we had to my last piece in this space, titled (lest you forget) Michael E Mann: Liar, Cheat, Falsifier and Fraud. Thank you also to those who’ve chosen to support our novel way of funding this campaign. I’m surprised that there have been those who were unclear that I’m standing on the truth of what I said…
There are many more than 3, but you all probably know them as well as I do!
Apologies to French readers, but as per their usual ‘modus operandi’, the liberal French offer surrender: Climate Craziness of the Week – France surrenders to climate chaos threat
From the Weekly Standard: […]
Salon.com put the debate into focus: