Fired for a diference of opinion.

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This is Progressive justice at work.:mellow:

. Professor Axed for Calling Climate Change 'Unproved Science'
Dr. Caleb Rossiter was removed from his post as an Associate Fellow at the progressive Institute for Policy Studies days after a newspaper published his opinion piece calling man-made global warming an "unproved science."
Rossiter is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C. He has taught courses on climate statistics, and holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis and a master's degree in mathematics.
In a Wall Street Journal article published on May 4, he urged an expansion of carbon-based energy in Africa.
"I started to suspect that the climate-change data were dubious a decade ago while teaching statistics," he wrote. "Computer models used by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to determine the cause of the six-tenths of one degree Fahrenheit rise in global temperatures from 1980 to 2000 could not statistically separate fossil-fueled and natural trends.
"The left wants to stop industrialization — even if the hypothesis of catastrophic man-made global warming is false.
"We are not rationing our electricity. Why should Africa?"
He concludes that it would be "terrible to think that so many people in the West" would block carbon-based energy in Africa "in the name of unproved science."
On May 7, Rossiter received an email from the Institute for Policy Studies, which describes itself as "a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment" in the United States and globally.
It began: "Dear Caleb, We would like to inform you that we are terminating your position as an Associate Fellow.
"Unfortunately, we now feel that your views on key issues, including climate science, climate justice, and many aspects of U.S. policy to Africa, diverge so significantly from ours that a productive working relationship is untenable."
In an exclusive interview with the Climate Depot website, Rossiter said: "If people ever say that fears of censorship from 'climate change' views are overblown, have them take a look at this: Just days after I published a piece in The Wall Street Journal calling for Africa to be allowed the 'all of the above' energy strategy we have in the U.S., the Institute for Policy Studies terminated my 23-year relationship with them.
"I have tried to get [IPS] to discuss and explain their rejection of my analysis," he said. "When I countered a claim of 'rapidly accelerating' temperature change with the IPCC's own data, showing the nearly 20-year temperature pause, the best response I ever got was 'Caleb, I don't have time for this.'"
On May 13, Rossiter wrote a blog on his own website headlined "The debate is finally over on 'global warming' — because nobody will debate."
He wrote: "My blood simply boils too hot when I read the blather, daily, about climate catastrophe.
"Obama has long been delusional on this issue, speaking of a coming catastrophe. But he really went off the chain in his State of the Union address this year: 'For the sake of our children and our future.'"
 
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I will be the first to admit that I have not researched climate change claims enough to have a reliable view on the subject.

In science I know that there are many subjects that many people think there is a "difference of opinion" when, in fact, the subject is settled.

Would a college be out of line for firing a professor that thought the Earth was at the center of the solar system? What if the professor taught that disease was caused by "bad blood" and that the proper treatment was to attach leeches to the patient? Would these just be cases of a "difference of opinion"?
 
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I will be the first to admit that I have not researched climate change claims enough to have a reliable view on the subject.

In science I know that there are many subjects that many people think there is a "difference of opinion" when, in fact, the subject is settled.

Would a college be out of line for firing a professor that thought the Earth was at the center of the solar system? What if the professor taught that disease was caused by "bad blood" and that the proper treatment was to attach leeches to the patient? Would these just be cases of a "difference of opinion"?
You'll have to wait for a judge's ruling before such questions can be answered.
 
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All the while the alleged science of AGW has fallen and it can't get up. Obama has basically said: You don't give me the figures I want, you won't figure in funding.

RSS data , no warming for 17 years.


 
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Would a college be out of line for firing a professor that thought the Earth was at the center of the solar system? What if the professor taught that disease was caused by "bad blood" and that the proper treatment was to attach leeches to the patient? Would these just be cases of a "difference of opinion"?
How about a college professor who was a domestic terrorist and involved in bombing targets in the US with his wife and somehow neither spent any time in jail?
 
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I will be the first to admit that I have not researched climate change claims enough to have a reliable view on the subject.

In science I know that there are many subjects that many people think there is a "difference of opinion" when, in fact, the subject is settled.

Would a college be out of line for firing a professor that thought the Earth was at the center of the solar system? What if the professor taught that disease was caused by "bad blood" and that the proper treatment was to attach leeches to the patient? Would these just be cases of a "difference of opinion"?
You're pretty right...but the sarcastic bit at the end has dampened your thunder, Wolfie.

I've said...over and over...there isn't enough data.
 
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If his dissent was based on experimentation and study, you would be right. But if not, it isn't dissent, it is sensationalism.
You mean he actually has to demonstrate the validity of his claims in order for his opinion to be objectivity-based rather than just a subjective opinion and, as a result, potentially be taken seriously?

:)
 
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You mean he actually has to demonstrate the validity of his claims in order for his opinion to be objectivity-based rather than just a subjective opinion and, as a result, potentially be taken seriously?

:)
so you have reason not to take Dr Rossiter seriously?, no, you don't.

you mean you claim he is lying about having done an analysis and only asked for a discussion? you can claim that, but that would be stupid.

can you explain to us why there was a "hockey stick" graph? (now proven fraud)