The Los Angeles Times is giving the cold shoulder to global warming skeptics.
Paul Thornton, editor of the paper’s letters section, recently wrote a letter of his own, stating flatly that he won’t publish some letters from those skeptical of man’s role in our planet’s warming climate. In Thornton’s eyes, those people are often wrong — and he doesn’t print obviously wrong statements.
“Simply put, I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page; when one does run, a correction is published,” Thornton wrote. “Saying ‘there’s no sign humans have caused climate change’ is not stating an opinion, it’s asserting a factual inaccuracy.”
They’ve shown Andrew Klavan’s dissection of leftist debate to be correct again:
Anthropogenic global warming advocates and watermelon environmentalists pushing their own agenda lie? It happens over and over, and those who oppose “the consensus” are mocked and compared to holocaust deniers?
The solution? Muzzle dissent! Block out all observations that are contrary! It’s what science demands! Observation that disproves the theory are heretical lies that go against science! Death to the unbelievers! Death to those who question Manbearpig!
What amounts to a ban on discourse about climate change stirred outrage among scientists who have written exactly that sort of letter.
“In a word, the LA Times should be ashamed of itself,” William Happer, a physics professor at Princeton, told FoxNews.com.
“There was an effective embargo on alternative opinions, so making it official really does not change things,” said Jan Breslow, head of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism at The Rockefeller University in New York.
“The free press in the U.S. is trying to move the likelihood of presenting evidence on this issue from very low to impossible,” J. Scott Armstrong, co-founder of the Journal of Forecasting and a professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, told FoxNews.com.
In short: shut up.