The only justifiable concern connected with the climate are the climate alarmists' efforts to suppress the freedoms – the economic freedoms, the academic freedoms, and sometimes basic human rights including the free speech. Three days ago, I discussed the climate alarmist UNFCCC boss' praise for Chinese communism and criticism of the U.S. democracy and Willie Soon just informed me about a new story of a similar kind.
Burning of Mister John Huss for heresy, July 6th, 1415.
Climate extremists such as Phil Plait sometimes bitingly quip when they ask why climate skeptics don't publish in the established scientific journals. The answer has been well-known to pretty much everyone at least since the ClimateGate in 2009: when they do, either their papers are eliminated or destroyed by the alarmist mafia, or the authors are destroyed by the climate mafia, or the journals are destroyed by the climate mafia.
The new story is another example of the latter category.
The liquidated open access journal was called
Pattern Recognition in Physics (journal website, two volumes).If you open the link above, you will see the official explanation why the journal – one launched by Copernicus Publications in March 2013 – was terminated a few days ago.
Because this wasn't even a journal focusing on the climate, you inevitably ask: What was the reason? The reason was that a
PRP, special issue: Pattern in solar variability, their planetary origin and terrestrial impacts (editors N.-A. Mörner, R. Tattersall, and J.-E. Solheim)contained an article that could potentially impact the climate debate in the "wrong way" that the bosses of Copernicus Publications would never dare to team up with. Of course, the sea-level expert Nils-Axel Mörner is an outspoken climate skeptic (I know him from a Dec 2009 meeting in Berlin) which means that "heretical" papers were not automatically banned in this special issue. My understanding is that he wasn't an editor of PRP itself, just the special issue. The same is true for Roger Tattersall who also authors a skeptical Tallbloke blog which also carries a new story about the death of this journal.
The "offending" paper was
It's a paper with a cute yet outdated historical introduction (Pythagoras' music of the spheres) whose serious part focuses on the Fourier analysis of the solar activity and patterns in it, kind of. Of course that the terrestrial climate plays a role, too – it's arguably a major "proxy" to the solar activity.
At any rate, someone in Copernicus Publications decided that he or she or they didn't want to "risk" that his or her or their company would be connected with a heresy in any way, so he or she or they terminated the whole journal because of hypothetical implications of one paper. Well, Tallbloke publishes a letter that seems to imply that the whole journal was really killed because of one sentence in that paper (!):
This sheds serious doubts on the issue of a continued, even accelerated, warming as claimed by the IPCC project.The irony of the termination due to "heresy" is enhanced by the word "Copernicus" in the name of the company – many "heretics" were treated in very similar ways because they were teaching Copernicus' insights.
Giordano Bruno was burned by the geo(climate)centrists in 1600 AD.
What I find amazing is the openness of the reasons behind the executions. The climate alarmist jerks have harmed hundreds of good people by unfair decisions behind the scenes. But this isn't one of them. We are explicitly told that the journal was killed because of the climate heresy. I think that they want to make everyone afraid. Needless to say, the extra accusations, e.g. "nepotism", are nonsensical. Nepotism is a bias favoring family members. None of the people in the journal or the special issue is a relative of anyone else.
Who's next? Will the climate Nazis destroy arXiv.org because it hosts a paper by Richard Lindzen analyzing the detailed reasons why climate alarmism is a pile of cr*p? Or will they detonate a few bombs in The Telegraph or Fox News?
As a major force suppressing the academic freedom in the early 21st century, the climate alarmists may perhaps look less organized or more diluted than the Nazis or Stalinists – the absence of a clear, single Führer or Daddy helps this impression – but what they're doing is the same thing and they're doing it pretty much to the same extent. That's the reason why most papers in related subjects don't explicitly disprove or denounce the climate alarm – even though, one must keep in mind e.g. these 1,100 peer-reviewed journal articles contradicting the "consensus", a thousand of papers that hardcore ostriches such as Phil Plait chose not to see.
(Yes, I modestly do think that the celebration of the list of the 1,100 articles as "Oreskes done right" is the best one LOL.)
What can you do in such cases? You can't do much so far. If a company decides to destroy your journal because its cowardly bosses are deeply raped by alarmist faggots and you can't prove that some law was explicitly violated and some particular crime was committed, you can't do anything.
However, there are cases in which you can do something. Yesterday, an article in the Guardian demanded that climate alarmists turn off the air-conditioning of the climate skeptics around them. I don't own any air-conditioning and I don't need any – I am really convinced that a Czechia heated up by 13 °C would be a better place to live – but if there are any TRF readers who are climate skeptics and who do possess some air-conditioning, I think that the right reaction is a matter of common sense. This is exactly the situation for which the second commandment was written down!
So shoot, baby, shoot. Defend your poor innocent device that can't defend itself. It may be enough to defend 10,000 air-conditioning devices in the world and the problem of climate alarmism may be permanently solved. They have poisoned the Academia way too much; they have depleted their right to live.
And that's the memo.
See also Jo Nova, Tall Bloke, Retraction Watch, Big City Lib
P.S.: Another blow to freedom occurred in the EU – in Greece, via Georgios Korpas. A Greek blogger was arrested for blasphemy for 10 months, just because his FB page made fun of a weird Greek orthodox "prophet" whose name was mixed with the name of a popular Greek pasta-based food. The Nazi Golden Dawn party is probably a driver behind the blasphemy laws and arrests. Greece of the present seems like an intolerable mixture of the left-wing irresponsibility and culture of entitlement on one side, the economic one; and "right-wing" medieval bigotry on the other, social side.