"Governments are trying to achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees. Einstein could not have got funding under the present system”
Nigel Calder, a former editor of New Scientist, told the UK Telegraph
"Isn’t it the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” Maurice Strong, Head of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro and advisor to Al Gore on An Inconvenient Truth
"I think it is mainly like little kids locking themselves in dark closets to see how much they can scare each other and themselves” MIT’s Richard Lindzen debating PBS’s Bill Nye and TWC’s Heidi Cullen on Larry King Live January 31, 2007
Donald Kennedy, Editor Science Magazine
”...The Senate’s Environment Committee gets Barbara Boxer of California, a huge contrast to incumbent James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Boxer finds the scientific evidence on climate change convincing, along with most of the rest of the country. Inhofe, on the other hand, is a conspiracy theorist who calls global warming a grand hoax. His farewell hearing, held as the 109th Congress limped off the stage, featured his usual crowd of skeptics...But there are some real bright spots. New climate data, not to mention Al Gore’s film and the determined position of the British government on this issue, seem to have altered the U.S. mood about global warming...” Excerpts from Donald Kennedy’s 2006 Summary Editorial for Science Magazine on January 5, 2007. Regardless of your political affiliation (I am an Independant who historically leaned democratic), ask yourself is it appropriate for an editor of a magazine with a great history for scientific reporting to have and flagrantly express such biases?
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed- and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary” H. L. Mencken