The Climate Inquisition

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”

― George Orwell

A University Of Alberta VP was fired for telling the truth about climate and CO2.

(1) University of Alberta VP resigns following controversial climate change billboard |

The Delaware State climatologist was also fired for telling the truth.

About a decade or more ago, I was told by someone that I had been placed on a federal “Do Not Fund” list.  Undaunted, I applied for a grant from NASA.  Well, the proposal was rejected but the letter back from NASA contained only a single review sheet that was blank except for the following note written in the comments section:  “NCDC [National Climatic Data Center in Asheville NC] should be funded to do this research.”  When I contacted the program officer, Jared Entin, he indicated that he was on vacation but would investigate right away.  I have called and e-mailed; I have yet to hear back from him.

Several years later, I applied to the USDA to leverage weather radar to enhance agricultural forecasting.  My proposal was submitted electronically and was listed as “Under Review”.  In due course, I received a note from the USDA that all proposals had been either rejected or accepted and they thanked me for my submission.  Since I had not heard from them, I went on-line and checked my proposal.  It was listed as “Under Review”.  I sent an e-mail to the program officer and one of his assistants responded.  She seemed so friendly and helpful and wanted to know more about the proposal that I had submitted.  When I gave her the proposal ID number, I received a terse reply:  “You will have to take this up with the Program Officer”.

So, I did.  We played the same game again — he then stopped answering e-mails or phone calls.  Eventually, I got the University Research Office to inquire.  They said they were told by the Program Officer that “we cannot be responsible for system problems.”  Sure…right.

I have submitted a total of 5 federal grants since I was told.  All five have met the same fate.  No bad reviews…no reviews at all.  And the Program Officer cuts off all communications.

In the 1980s, John Darcy was convicted of fraud — he had made up data and nearly fifty papers were rejected.  His penalty?  He was forbidden from getting grants from the NIH for ten years.  I have been convicted of nothing…indeed, I have been charged with nothing. But I have been black-listed…and just today, the DailyKos runs a piece on how difficult the “believers” have been treated…

Sorry for the rant,


The Oregon State Climatologist was fired for telling the truth about climate.

Controversial head of Oregon Climate Service steps aside –

Roger Pielke Jr. was investigated by Democrats in Congress for telling the truth about climate.

I am Under “Investigation” | The Climate Fix

Nicholas Drapela at Oregon State University was fired for telling the truth about climate.

Climate change skeptic, Nicholas Drapela, fired from Oregon State University

The world’s leading tropical meteorologist Bill Gray had his funding cut off by Al Gore in 1993, for telling the truth about climate.

Professor Peter Ridd was fired for telling the truth about climate

Peter Ridd awarded $1.2m in unfair dismissal case against James Cook University | Australia news | The Guardian

The Alabama State Climatologist was shot at for telling the truth about climate.

Shots Fired into the Christy/Spencer Building at UAH « Roy Spencer, PhD

There are many other scientists who have suffered similar treatment, including Dr. Willie Soon at Harvard.  All climate scientists know the consequences of  butting heads with the orthodoxy,

This is how “consensus” is maintained – through the same thuggery used to silence Galileo hundreds of years ago.  A return to the Dark Ages, by the same people who tell us they are “progressives.”

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19 Responses to The Climate Inquisition

  1. arn says:

    “Ethnical” cleansing.
    Getting rid of unbelievers-
    and doing this systematically for years you will eventually get a 97% consensus
    as the mafia has replaced all the original ones with their own people.

    I wonder what happens to journalists who do not follow the official line,or CEO’s.(remember what happened to the firefox boss after he started to deal with George Soros and how fast his company turned woke)

  2. xenomoly says:

    This kind of blackballing should never be accepted in science. The fact that academia has become such a cesspool of this nonsense makes me want to completely defund all public universities and force them to comply with an audit that strips them of all bizarre social justice, gender studies, and far left eco activist bullshit. There is no reason for these subjects to exist – they have no purpose other than pushing far-left activism onto kids that are too naive to know better.

    And when it comes to climate change – have they no sense of humility AT ALL?! How many times in the past have the orthodox opinions about complex and difficult to measure phenomena been wrong? These people are demanding people accept the luminiferous aether in a world that continues to demonstrate the aether model is not representative of reality.

    The whole thing is a travesty.

  3. James Snook says:

    It’s an inconvenience having the screeching Climate Crisis mob disrupt London again as they intend to do next week, but having them take over Academia, as you expose, is a nothing short of a tragedy.

  4. rah says:

    With things going the war they are in the US, this weekend I put off some other tasks and I pulled out all my firearms, cleaned them, function checked them and then took inventory of my ammo and ordered to add to my .45, .303. and 5.56 stocks. Still have plenty of 7.62, 38 special, 410, 20, and 12 gauge. Sending my CZ 38 to a gunsmith the have a firing pin installed (the original was snipped off when my uncle brought it back from the war) and then will have to start carrying 9 mm also. Going to start spending a little more time at the range.

  5. Al Shelton says:

    I sent this to the Pres of the Univ. of Alberta.

  6. Al Shelton says:

    This may be a repeat….
    I sent this article to the Pres. of the Univ. of Alberta, Dr. Turpin

  7. Jacob Marszalek says:

    Tony, I’m a big fan of your work, but I take exception to your throw away line about Galileo and “thuggery.” As it turns out, Galileo was in many ways his own worst enemy:

    Don’t undermine your message of truth about climate change by being careless about the truth of other matters in the history of science!

  8. Gator says:

    They are even eating their own.

    Cliff Mass, professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, has been put on the naughty list simply because he did not support a regressive carbon tax.

    Although I am a strong supporter of carbon taxes and was a very public proponent of I-732, the previous carbon tax initiative, I opposed 1631 for several reasons. I felt I-1631 was highly regressive, disproportionately taxing low-income individuals and families. It lacked specific guidelines on how the money would be spent. A partisan group of organizations was hardwired to control and direct the funding, and the public goals of the proposal were highly deceptive (“clean air”). In addition, 1631’s carbon fee started out too low to be effective (half that of 732). And the highly partisan nature of 1631 would undermine bipartisan efforts on climate change, which I believe are crucial.

    I agreed to be a signatory for the statement against I-1631 in the official voter’s pamphlet and did a few blog posts on the subject. These blogs were in social media completely outside of and had no connection to the University of Washington.

    The university accused him of posting “imagery and text that was racially insensitive and caused offense”. Of course he did nothing of the sort, but the university still sent out letters stating this and set up their own inquisition.

    The University Ombud, Chuck Sloan, was supposedly going to run the meeting. He did not. The meeting began with Chuck Sloan saying a few words, but rapidly it was taken over by Atmospheric Sciences Chair Dale Durran. And the gathering turned dark quickly.

    Durran called on the activist students, who made a range of comments critical of my blog. As I tried to talk about the concept of freedom of speech, Dale Durran started screaming at me, telling me to stop. When I protested I wasn’t finished speaking, he screamed even louder. This went on for a while, with both of us talking at the same time, before the Ombud Sloan said I should be allowed continue.

    But a minute later Dale Durran started screaming at me again to stop, preventing me from finishing. Then he called upon several more “offended” students and one staff member, who went on the attack, accusing me of racism and worst. One of the students stated that I would be “held accountable” for my blog and opposing 1631. It was a direct threat. And no one said a word about it.

    Afterward, several faculty who had attended the gathering told me they were afraid to speak in my defense. One, a full professor and past chair, told me that what had happened was very wrong but he was scared to talk.

    Another faculty member, who was originally from China and lived through the Cultural Revolution told me it was exactly like the shaming sessions of Maoist China, with young Red Guards criticizing and shaming elders they wanted to embarrass and remove.

    Lomborg, a believer in man made climate change, has received the same mistreatment from the alarmists simply because he told the truth and pointed out that climate change should be at the bottom of our list of priorities.

    • Anon says:


      You beat me to it! I think we posted at the same time.

      Here is another for you:

      A 10 minute list of scientists who have changed their minds and are now against the CAGW hypothesis:

      • Gator says:

        I absolutely agree whole heartedly with Dr Rossiter’s comment that the climate change movement is a “crime against Africa”. Alarmists hate poor brown people.

    • Gummans Gubbe says:

      According to Yuri Bezmenov the believers are on the top of the death lists after the takeover. We know what’s going on. But the believers believe until a soldier with a gun kicks their ass. And then they may become dangerous.

      At least this were the situation in India around 1970.

  9. Anon says:

    Here is another one:

    The University of Washington Should Not Censor Faculty Social Media


    1] “Another faculty member, who was originally from China and lived through the Cultural Revolution told me it was exactly like the shaming sessions of Maoist China, with young Red Guards criticizing and shaming elders they wanted to embarrass and remove. One of my graduate students was in tears.”

    2] “A week or two after my second blog on the topic I got a call from my chair. Dean Lisa Graumlich was “concerned” about my blog and wanted the department chair to talk to me about it. It was also pointed out that the College was receiving a large amount of State funds for a UW acidification center and that the Governor had been hailing the dying oysters as evidence of the grave impact of increasing CO2. In short, a false narrative was supporting the Governor’s claims and providing millions of dollars to the college. The clear message: I should lay off.”

    3] “When I objected to Mr. Albright’s firing and the exaggeration of the snowpack loss, I was told that although I might be scientifically correct, I would be helping “climate deniers” if I gave the correct information. I needed to stand with those pushing excessive numbers, to get people to do the “right thing.” Even for the wrong reason. “

    *Who is Cliff Mass? “I am a full professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. I specialize in weather systems, weather prediction, and regional climate research and have published over 100 papers in the peer-reviewed literature. During the past year I have been chair of the College of the Environment College Council, the only democratically elected representative body of the College. I am the author of the book, the Weather of the Pacific Northwest, and was a student of climatologist Stephen Schneider and Astronomer Carl Sagan. I have a B.S. in physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.”,/i>


    SUMMARY: So here we have a government funded “UW Acidification Center” that can only produce politically acceptable results. True data that can’t be presented to the public because, well, it countervails a dubious theory the government is trying to prop-up. And if you challenge any of this you will be subjected to a Maoist style Struggle Session.

    One would have to be an idiot not to be skeptical of all of this.

    • Gator says:

      One would have to be an idiot not to be skeptical of all of this.

      Paging Phail! Phail?

    • KevinPaul says:

      “exactly like the shaming sessions of Maoist China, with young Red Guards criticizing and shaming elders”

      Reminds me of the Greta movement, they must be using Mao’s Little Red Book as well.

      If I had millions, I’d set up a legal entity and encourage all bullied climate scientists to reveal themselves and provide testimonies, and shaft this communist coup right through the heart.

  10. lance says:

    Climate Change causes good people to get fired. FACT…..

  11. KevinPaul says:

    This is a very sad indictment against the scientific institution.
    They label us “science deniers” and “conspiracy theorists”, is it any wonder, any sentient being should be asking why are they acting this way.
    Censorship of debate can only mean something very rotten exists at the heart.
    Sorry for the obvious but I feel disgusted.

  12. John F. Hultquist says:

    In Washington State there is a climate dufus governor and the UW administrators seem to agree with all that bs.
    Ridicule might be the best approach, if one has the wordsmithing abilities, or cartoons.
    I wrote a letter for Cliff Mass 2 years ago; although I disagree regarding his support of a carbon tax.
    Despite my brilliant letter, they are still after Cliff and Mark.

  13. Robert B says:

    Why Galileo? He was given a stipend by the Pope to write up his arguments properly.

    He abused the privilege, instead using it to denigrate the Pope, who was supposed to be a friend. In the end, according to the data of the time (and since then) Copernicus’s system was no better that Ptolemy’s. During his trial, Jesuits were supporting Kepler in developing a system that actually did quite well in the position of planets relative to stars.

    And Galileo’s house arrest was in a Bishop’s palace, limited to not to just the house but the river on the other side of the village, where he drank and ate so much that his health deteriorated.

    Put up in a very nice Vatican apartment during his trial as well.

    He might have been persecuted but slapped with a wet lettuce.

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