Posted 19 September 2015
"You have signed the death warrant for science." This is the dire assertion by Peter Webster, as reported by prominent U.S. climate scientist Dr Judith Curry. commenting on the actions of a group of scientists who have written to President Obama supporting a call by a U.S. Senator that climate change skeptics and fossil fuel companies should be prosecuted under an obscure American law, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), originally introduced in the 1970s to prosecute the Mafia. Dr Curry says of the signatories: "Forgive them for they know not what they do." Her post and its earlier links deserve close study as an indication of the extent to which science is being perverted by people who can only be described as "traitors to science."
Read and earlier links here