“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.
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.
Roger Pielke Jr. was investigated by Democrats in Congress for telling the truth about climate.
Nicholas Drapela at Oregon State University was fired for telling the truth about climate.
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
The Alabama State Climatologist was shot at for telling the truth about climate.
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.”