Skip to comments.Cancel Lord Monckton's University Lecture, Say Academics [Notre Dame, Australia]
Posted on 06/28/2011 6:31:21 AM PDT by marshmallow
In an open letter to the University of Notre Dame, signatories say the climate sceptic stands for 'ignorance and superstition'
Academics in Australia are calling for the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle to cancel a lecture due to be given by the prominent climate sceptic Lord Monckton on Thursday.
In a letter seen by the Guardian, which is currently being circulated among academics, the undersigned say that Monckton "stands for the kind of ignorance and superstition that universities have a duty to counter" and "Notre Dame has a responsibility to avoid promoting discredited views on an issue of public risk". Signatories already supporting the open letter include professors and lecturers across Australia, but also academics in the UK and US.
The letter, which is addressed "from the Australian academic community" to Notre Dame, a Catholic university in Western Australia, was originally drafted by Natalie Latter, a political science postgraduate student at the University of Western Australia. The letter says Monckton's lecture is particularly unwelcome in light of recent death threats made against Australian climate scientists.
"Lord Monckton propounds widely discredited fictions about climate change and misrepresents the research of countless scientists," says the letter. "With zero peer-reviewed publications, he has declared that the scientific enterprise is invalid and that climate science is fraudulent Over the last month there has been a great deal of coverage in the Australian media of the death threats and abusive emails that have targeted Australian scientists working on climate change. These threats are fuelled by misinformation spread by figures like Lord Monckton and the distorted coverage that they receive in the Australian media. As academics, we expect our universities to support us against this kind of abuse. We expect our universities to foster academic standards of conduct and argument."
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If its own sacred cows are questioned...........look out!!!
Global Warming fanatics are deathly afraid of debating Monckton. He’s that good.
Academia petitions to block the free exchange of ideas.
The only “widely discredited fictions” about global warming come from the Algores of the world.
The lefty professors are adhering to their time-honoured standards of fairness and accuracy: You are only allowed to lie when you seek to demonize America, Israel, and their allies, and mis-represent their role in the world.
The Academented are loose again, and baying at the moon.
Who left the door to the Rubber Room open, again?
Would someone kindly explain what particular expertise “a political science postgraduate student” has about a subject as complex as the global environment that she should lecture another university on the choice of whom they would have speak to them?
Why, that might undermine our dogma!
They commandeered the peer review process, and as their leaked emails make clear, they refuse to peer review any papers that don't support the scam.
Then they cite the lack of peer review as a reason to destroy your credibility.
That's easy — There's much more politics than there is science involved in maintaining the global warming scam.
Has anyone gotten a hold of a copy of this letter?
Sure. Her area of 'expertise' is political science.
While not one of the normal physical sciences, the AGW screed is indeed political 'science', perhaps one of the most shining examples of the snowball effect between Government grant money and foregone psuedoscientific conclusions in alleged research. Science doesn't get much more political than that.
Perhaps Lord Monckton should nail his 95 theses to the university door.
Well maybe you don't understand - Natalie is "researching global justice and a human rights framework for climate change."
With that kind of bullsht agenda, her self-righteousness has hurricane-force winds that trump science and sweep away academic debate norms established since the time of Plato.
How dare you question global justice.
Every time a professor of Dairy Queenology blabbers about climate change there should be one less professor of Dairy Queenology because they're representing themselves as having expertise in a field they have no credentials in.
Indeed. If Monckton could somehow spin his position into an attack on the US, Israel, and capitalism, the communard professo-liars would welcome him with open arms.
Speaking of “Ignorance and Superstition”, do they allow islamists to speak at the university?
I LOVE Lord Monckton, BTW!
Care to explain that?
Al Gore. The “Elmer Gantry” of the religion of Environmentalism.