Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi On Scandalous Letter By 20 Academics: “Reeks of Paranoia”…”Attempt To Silence Dissent”

With 20 academics sending a letter to the US Department of Justice, it’s highly ironic how those who are totally wrong (see chart) are demanding a criminal investigation of those who are correct!

20 academics

Original chart: John Christy, U of Alabama.

I asked veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi of Weatherbell Analytics to comment on the news of these seemingly fanatic academics demanding the US federal government step in and suppress scientific dissent. Here’s what he sent.

Joe Bastardi’s commentary:

The people that have penned this despotic missive, which sad to say, has a chance to carry weight, should identify directly who this is targeted at. Who are the people taking all this money, for I know of no one this applies too?

It reeks of paranoia, creating a shadowy strawman argument, in an attempt to silence dissent. This is siimilar to lawsuits that have tied people up in courts for years, an attempt to intimidate into silence anyone that dares speak up against their position. I noted with great interest that I could find no signee who has to make global forecasts on a daily basis where their livelihood depended on actually BEING RIGHT, where if they are not right they get fired. Not one.

In addition, given the amount of money that has been allocated to the promotion of AGW, it can be easily argued that some of the people pushing that issue would not have a job if it wasn’t for their position. My job actually depends on the accuracy of my forecasts. Climate is a major tool for getting that forecast right, and so my knowledge of past weather events is needed for my success. If I see something I disagree on, given what I know, I speak up. Nothing more, nothing less.

I fail to see how any of these signees can be objective, given all they have to lose if they are indeed proven wrong by nature itself. That they actually would do such a thing speaks volumes as to their character, which is no different than a bully on the playground, except their playground is other peoples lives and their protected towers from which they seek to dictate their agenda.

I find it rich in that one of the signees, Alan Robock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, appears to have been to Cuba twice to yuck it up with Fidel Castro, a master at silencing those who dare dissent to his ideas. Maybe that is where he is getting his ideas, from the man who claimed in 1963 the US forced hurricane Flora to stall over his island in an attempt to wipe him out.”

 

12 responses to “Veteran Meteorologist Joe Bastardi On Scandalous Letter By 20 Academics: “Reeks of Paranoia”…”Attempt To Silence Dissent””

  1. Jeff

    Way to go, Joe and Pierre. As always you call a spade a spade, doctored data doctored data, and present a true and unvarnished view of the weather and climate.

    I think the ones who should be in the crosshairs of a RICO investigation are the 20 signees, as well as the Manniacs, UEA, the “State Penn”, and all of those feeding at the CAGW trough.

    Having said that, RICO has been used for many things for which it was never intended. Nevertheless, the climate trough “reeks” of racketeering…

  2. Mike Haseler (Scottish Sceptic)

    They are climate extremists and like all extremists the one thing they can’t stand is anyone disagreeing with them … whether that’s people like me, … or indeed mother nature herself … we must all be silenced!

  3. Jimbo

    Pierre,
    The top graphic would look better if it said

    What dissenters observe

  4. Mervyn

    If the IPCC and its global army of supporters (Royalty, presidents, prime ministers, politicians, science academies and academic institutions, government scientific agencies, scientists, economists, and the media) had to abide by the same standards as directors of corporations under corporate legislation, they would all be found guilty of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and would be subjected to severe penalties.

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  6. Joe Bastardi

    For the record, Here is the link to Dr Robocks page. Please read his accounts of being with el presidente. There are riveting and speak volumes. I noticed he did not bring up Castro’s rant about the US using Flora to destroy his island ( sugar cane crop wiped out). I wonder if he even knows about the event, or Flora, Cleo, Inez and unholy trio of cat 4 storms in 63,64,65 that devastated the Caribbean
    http://www.envsci.rutgers.edu/~robock/

    I dont understand Dr Robocks, or any of these people, because this is not the kind of academic world I was brought up in. Back in the 1970s, challenges were welcome and gladly debated. At that time, how many people were imprisoned on Castro’s Isle of youth Prison for precisely that, dissenting and debating, and more over, what kind of a message is this?

  7. Joe Bastardi

    sorry should be they are riveting.. spell check hates me.

  8. Joe Bastardi

    One more thing.. Read all of Dr Robocks page.. There is a lot of great scholarly work on it! Its this issue I vehemently disagree with him on ( the silencing of people) and as far as AGW well I disagree there but that is not nearly as troublesome as signing the paper. But he has some great work there, and the positives should be looked at.

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