A Shameful Climate Witch Hunt

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    Bob Ashworth

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    All gases and dust in the atmosphere cool the planet, the made-up CO2 warming if a complete farce. The only scientists supporting climate change are the charlatans getting money to support CO2 warming. Why doesn’t he investigate these lying nefarious ones.

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    Gator

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    The AMS is not about to lay down for these fascists…

    [i]27 February 2015
    The Honorable Raúl M. Grijalva
    Minority Leader
    Committee on Natural Resources
    U. S. House of Representatives
    329 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515

    Dear Representative Grijalva:

    Science and jurisprudence have in common the practice of the careful and critical evaluation of ideas, facts,
    assertions, and conclusions. The remarkable and time tested results apparent to all rely on guidelines for the practice
    of research, of argument, of evidence, and of integrity that are clear and clearly honored. It is in this spirit that the
    American Meteorological Society (AMS) is strongly committed to academic freedom, open scientific debate, and
    free expression of scientific ideas (see, for example, the AMS Statement on Freedom of Scientific Expression:
    http://www.ametsoc.org/policy/2012statement_freedom.html). The AMS is also deeply committed to transparency
    in science, the free availability of scientific data and academic research products, and full disclosure of funding
    sources and potential conflicts of interest (see, for example, the obligations of authors wishing to publish their
    results in AMS scientific journals: http://www.ametsoc.org/PUBSAuthorObligations).

    Despite its commitment to transparency and full disclosure within the scientific process, the AMS is concerned by
    the “Letters to Seven Universities Asking for Documents on Climate Change Research”
    (http://democrats.naturalresources.house.gov/documents/letters-seven-universities-asking-documents-climatechange-research)
    posted on the Committee website on 24 February. Publicly singling out specific researchers based
    on perspectives they have expressed and implying a failure to appropriately disclose funding sources — and thereby
    questioning their scientific integrity — sends a chilling message to all academic researchers. Further, requesting
    copies of the researcher’s communications related to external funding opportunities or the preparation of testimony
    impinges on the free pursuit of ideas that is central to the concept of academic freedom.

    The AMS maintains that peer-review is the appropriate mechanism to assess the validity and quality of scientific
    research, regardless of the funding sources supporting that research as long as those funding sources and any
    potential conflicts of interest are fully disclosed. The scientific process that includes testing and validation of
    concepts and ideas — discarding those that cannot successfully withstand such testing — is chronicled in the peerreviewed
    scientific literature. We encourage the Committee to rely on the full corpus of peer-reviewed literature on
    climate science as the most reliable source for knowledge and understanding that can be applied to the policy
    options before you.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Keith L. Seitter
    AMS Executive Director

    CC: Presidents Patrick Harker, University of Delaware; Robert Altenkirch, University of Alabama in Huntsville;
    George Peterson, Georgia Institute of Technology; L. Rafael Reif, MIT; Michael Crow, Arizona State University;
    Bruce Benson, University of Colorado; Andrew K. Benton, Pepperdine University [/i]

    I also sent a letter to Rep Grijalva, expressing my concern over his inaction on the alarmist scientists who are taking money from Big Oil and the Koch Brothers. I provided him with a list, and told him he will need many more letters.

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    Amber

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    This kind of behaviour is what wars were fought over. Hitler tried to control scientists too and when senior elected officials begin a transparent attempt to discredit and silence
    scientists there is a serious problem .

    I could care less if a scientist took money from Kermit the Frog . What matters is the scientific work stands up to scrutiny or it
    doesn’t .

    The politicians involved are so
    brain washed anything that may differ from
    their agenda must be stepped on .

    Congratulations to the American Meteorological Society for standing up
    to the goose steppers out to discredit and bully scientist into submission .

    Let’s have a look at Grijalva’s E mails, donators , and expense accounts to see who is pulling his chain . The man looks scared sh#$ less .

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    Me

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    The saying of “what goes around, comes around.” is just like the one of “elections has consequences” doesn’t phase these people for some reason, and you wonder why? I don’t, but people keep electing them!

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    Amber

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    Maybe we should be asking are you now or have you ever met or taken donations from drug dealers ?

    The election is not far off so we will get a first hand look at who his pals are .

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