Following on the so-called March for Science, events now show that it was politics that interfered with science. These actions tell me that President Trump and the Republicans who voted for his government are on the right track after 8 years of scientific malfeasance, culminating in the withdrawal of hundreds of fraudulent papers. Shots fired, reports Jonova: Warning shots fired at Christie/ Spencer UAH Building?
News just coming in suggests someone took some pot shots at the building the UAH satellite data is analyzed in.
April 24th, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
A total of seven shots were fired into our National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) building here at UAH over the weekend.
All bullets hit the 4th floor, which is where John Christy’s office is (my office is in another part of the building).
Given that this was Earth Day weekend, with a March for Science passing right past our building on Saturday afternoon, I think this is more than coincidence. When some people cannot argue facts, they resort to violence to get their way.
Maybe the “March For Science” should have been called the “March To Silence”.
More discussion at Roy Spencers Blog and also at WUWT.
Roy Spencer adds in an email:
[Darryl Fears, Washington Post] According to the survey’s findings, nearly 10 percent said their research has been tampered with or altered by superiors “for reasons other than technical merit,” possibly because of political considerations.
Looks like Monopsony Trouble: When almost all the research in some fields is done by government funding (one buyer), there is no competition. In answer to that, instead of finding ways to encourage competition, the government set up an agency instead — the SIP.
That didn’t work either. […]
[…] The story goes on to describe Lundgren’s 2014 whistleblower experience of suddenly having odd rules selectively enforced against him, but not against other researchers. Et Voila…
And this is only agriculture. You might think it would be tame.
Read the full pieces and despair what has happened to science. Dr Happer calls them out: