Book Burning is Alive and Well
Sad but true, mock book burnings appear to be acceptable behavior of professors at San Jose State University.
Drs. Bridger and Clements are currently featured on the front April entry on San Jose State University’s Department of Meterology and Climate Science web page. They may mysteriously disappear before you read this.
Most certainly they thought what they did was hilarious. Apparently, so did the whole department.
Lousy texts get tossed in the trash every day at universities around the world. But when you make a public statement of it, as San Jose State did, you cross a line. You tarnish any legitimate climate research that institution ever does.
Unfortunately, all they proved is how politics has stained the pristine world of science.
Debate climate science on the merits of science, not on the merits of opinion polls.
The April 2013 posting was unceremoniously deleted from the Department of Meterology and Climate Science web page.
Dorothy Poole, SJSU President’s Chief of Staff, explained in an email:
“The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science has removed the material in question from its website, and regrets what was clearly an ill-conceived attempt at satire.“
One wonders if Heartland Institute lawyers will think it was “satire” or “slander”.