Or so was the consensus of Scientific opinion back in Copernicus's day. Still, some folks are convinced that the only scientists who disagree with the worshipers in the Temple of Climate Change Fundraising Opportunities are, to quote Manish, working at institutions that are not "exactly world-renowned if you know what I mean. . . .Its not to say that they are sham universities by any stretch of teh imagination, but they are definitely bottom-tier."
I guess I must have had the wrong impression about MIT.
But there is a more sinister side to this feeding frenzy. Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.
Read the whole piece, and you might begin to understand something about public debates where