The Federation of Australian Science and Technological Societies is launching a campaign calling for respect and to remove a “stain” on their profession cause by “climate denialism” (do we suddenly deny we even have a climate).
If they are so sure that the views presented by the “denialists” are antiscientific, perhaps they will show why with hard, empirical evidence. Are the skeptical scientists who rely on the afforementioned hard, empirical evidence also damaging to science?
Australian Climate Madness points out the reasons the alarmists have lost respect.
Andrew Bolt compares the credentials of the CEO of the federation, Anne-Maria Arabia to those of respected skeptical scientists. And she has the gall to denounce the views of Professor Richard Lindzen.
Campaigns such of these that attempt to demonise non-believers are the real affront to science and free-speech. This attempt to delegitimise dissent has no place in a free society, and politics does not belong in the noble realms of science.