Climate Change ‘Deniers’ Not Welcome at Interior – Secy. Jewell
Ms. Jewel’s anti-’denier’ sermonizing is morally vacuous. It will, however, discourage candor and independent thought in an important and powerful agency.Missouri July Temperatures Declining for 80 Years | Real Science
Only a few months on the job and Jewell already behaves like a self-righteous bully. A good swift dose of congressional oversight is in order. It might just keep the thought police from harassing climate dissenters at DOI.
July 2013 was more than 6C cooler than July, 1934Tamsin on scientists and policy advocacy | Climate Etc.
JC comments: Bravo Tamsin! Many scientists don’t understand when they are being a political/policy advocate. I recall a few years ago when I was discussing this issue with a mainstream climate scientist and IPCC coordinating lead author. He did not regard himself as an advocate, for this reason which I paraphrase based on my memory of the exchange: “I just tell people what needs to be done in terms of how much emissions need to be reduced on what time scale. I don’t tell them how to do it in terms of which policies to use in the emission reduction, so therefore I am not a policy advocate.”Enviros sue in San Francisco to stop Appalachian coal exports from Baltimore | JunkScience.com