RA Profs Burn Books
They put the "mental" in "environmental."

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Quote:Environmentalist Professors Engage In Book Burning
by Jennifer Kabbany - Associate Editor on May 7, 2013

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, and such is certainly the case coming out of [regionally accredited] San Jose State University, where two environmentalist professors took a match to an anti-global warming book – plus a photo of their little exercise – leaving an image that clearly illustrates the state of science-based academic freedom on college campuses nationwide.

The image appeared on the university’s official Department of Meteorology and Climate Science webpage, no less.

The academics who took flame to page are Dr. Alison Bridger, chairwoman of the university’s meteorology department, as well as Assistant Professor Craig Clements. The offending book? The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania.

The educators wrote in a cutline under their picture that they’re testing the flammability of the book.

After a screenshot of the image recently made it onto the popular “wattsupwiththat” global warming and climate change website under the headline “San Jose State University Meteorology decides burning books they don’t agree with is better than reading them,” the picture and post were removed from the university’s website.

Anthony Watts, who posted the image on wattsupwiththat, made sure to save screenshots, and rightly noted:

“From the Fahrenheit 451 department comes this indictment of California’s higher education’s “tolerance” for opposing views. When I first got the tip on this, I thought to myself “nobody can be this stupid to photograph themselves doing this” but, here they are, right from the San Jose State University Meteorology Department web page …”

The offending book, with a tagline “climate change is natural, cars are innocent,” was published in August and is heralded by the nonprofit Heartland Institute, which sent the professors a copy of it in April, according to the professors’ cutline under their photo.

So what got these scientists all riled up?

Information on the Heartland’s website describes why some in the academe may take offense to the book:

If you accept the dogma of Climatism, greenhouse gases from industry are causing catastrophic global warming. Melting ice caps, rising oceans, stronger hurricanes and storms, droughts and floods, species extinction, polar bear starvation, heat waves, disease, ocean acidification, and air pollution are all a result of man-made climate change, according to experts. As a result, we must curb our evil carbon-emitting ways. The proposed remedies by Climatists are many and cover all parts of our society:

If you’re an educator, teach your students that “if you change light bulbs, you can save polar bears.” Wind and solar are good, while coal and oil are bad. Teach them that we’re running out of natural resources, overpopulating the Earth, and must change our ways if we’re to save the planet.

If you’re a college science Ph.D. candidate, better choose the road of Climatism. Acceptance of the theory of man-made global warming means research contracts, peer acceptance, tenure, wealth and fame. The alternative road of climate skepticism offers only ridicule, poverty, and failure. …

In effect, the book spells out the state of climate studies in higher education, and clearly these two [regionally accredited] San Jose State University professors don’t appreciate its message.

The real tragedy here is, instead of giving the book a well-meaning read, they dismiss it out of hand. Instead of offering students two sides of the story, they only give them one.

It’s not a stretch to assume that other academics the Heartland Institute sent the book to undertook similar measures (e.g. the trash can). You can bet it wasn’t donated to the campus library.

This should be taken seriously, folks, because students who study climate data under devout Global Warmers are ultimately the scientists who come up with data that influences the media and Congress to create onerous business regulations that ultimately hurt your pocketbook and the nation’s economy.
Quote:The academics who took flame to page are Dr. Alison Bridger, chairwoman of the university’s meteorology department...

I know this surprises exactly nobody, but notice the big "Clinton Gore 96" bumper sticker on her filing cabinet. Not just an old ratbag, but an old limey libtard luddite ratbag.

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Also kind of funny to see that of the three links to alma maters on her bio page only two of them actually link to the correct schools. She botched the link to Colorado State. And if her main page is to be believed, it's been that way at least since November 26, 2005 and she hasn't bothered to fix it.

If it was three hundred links I suppose you might excuse it if one got banjaxed. When it's only three it's a good example of the diligence and work ethic typical of the global warming fraud crowd.
(05-09-2013, 04:35 PM)Armando Ramos Wrote: ...of the three links to alma maters on her bio page only two of them actually link to the correct schools.

Hey, it probably took her six weeks to figure out how to get her compooter to make an é to put in San José. Twenty-six letters just ain't enough for the PC sheep. I'm waiting for Lös Äñgélés, Ñéẅ Ÿörk, and Ft. Läüdérdälé.
People should listen and respond to new materials. Agree or disagree according to your beliefs but burning stuff you don't like is childish and would make me rethink any information provided by the burners. When you seek to destroy the other side you make your own less.

Look what DI tried to do to people with completely legal state licensed degrees. That was just as childish.

In this case RA Profs show that RA can mean Ratty Assed and Dumb. People should read many things to get at the truth, not just what they already believe.
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