Climate Thuggery

Below is an excerpt from Climate Thuggery by Peter Wood

Is anthropogenic global warming (AGW) a valid scientific theory? ?Is it well supported by the empirical data or is it mostly an artifact of computer modeling? ?I don?t have answers to these questions. ?I stand, rather, on the side of those who favor rigorous scientific inquiry, transparency, and openness. ?I am not a climate scientist, but neither do I cede the whole matter of answering such questions to the designated experts. ?Good science doesn?t limit itself to the views of narrow-cast specialists. ?Valid observations, corrective criticism, competing hypotheses, and rigorous testing can and often do arise from other sources.

It surprises me, however, that proponents of AGW, or what might be called the climate orthodoxy section of AGW theory, often respond to criticism and dissent with a kind of fury. ?Far from welcoming discussion, they seek to suppress it. In doing so they jeopardize both their own authority and the prestige of the scientific community.

We have seen our own Climate Thuggery here, just the other day when an Auckland Council employee used ratepayer funded services and systems to mount a hate campaign against Lord Monckton speaking in Auckland.

It seems that the warmists tactics now amount towhat cannot be established by transparent science can be imposed by coercion and intimidation“.