Monday, June 10, 2013

Roy Spencer Writes....

Roy Spencer writes:
Forgive me if I sound frustrated, but we scientists who still believe that climate change can also be naturally forced have been virtually cut out of funding and publication by the ‘humans-cause-everything-bad-that-happens’ juggernaut.
Of course, few scientists would agree to sign on to the Cornwall Alliance's Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming, which says
"Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history."
The Declaration says a lot more, but that's enough.

I can understand how a "scientist" would be upset about being cut out of funding. But by signing the Cornwall Alliance declaration, Spencer has explicitely removed himself from the realm of science and has instead taken up a religious view of the world, and hence of climate.

I simply cannot understand how such a person expects to receive funding to do science, when he has made it very clear that his views are based on religion.

Religion should be funding him, not science.


Kaustubh Thirumalai said...
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Kaustubh Thirumalai said...

There is plenty of (active) funding for legitimate scientists who "believe" in and actually investigate the natural forcings of climate: NSF P2C2

bahamamamma said...

Thanks for that. I would not have heard of the Cornwall Alliance without your link.

I particularly liked the "WHAT WE BELIEVE"section.

Jay Alt said...

The Cornwall Alliance is a astroturf group funded by the usual suspects. It was setup to counter the growing view of many religious people that man act as a steward of the Earth.

The founders are evangelicals and Southern Baptist fringe preachers. They are more conservative, often less educated and their is no church tradition of higher learning outside their preaching, such as the Jesuits.

Cornwall Alliance spreads flawed theological claims and made a video series explaining environmentalism, entitled 'the green dragon.' Where of naturally, the dragon represents the devil / evil intent.

David Appell said...

If you have no already heard of the Cornwall Alliance, you are not paying attention, which makes your opinion quite worthless already.