November 10, 2011

Interesting parallel at Penn State...

Steve McIntyre, Penn State President Fired — Climate Audit:

...On the same day that Nature published yet another editorial repudiating public examination of the conduct of academic institutions, Penn State President Graham Spanier was fired from his $813,000/year job for failing to ensure that a proper investigation was carried out in respect to pedophilia allegations in Penn State's hugely profitable football program. The story is receiving massive coverage in North America because the iconic Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, was also fired today.

CA readers are aware of Spanier's failure to ensure proper investigation of Climategate emails and his untrue puffs about the ineffective Penn State Inquiry Committee, reported at CA here and by the the Penn State Collegian as follows:
Graham Spanier addressed the inquiry and the panel's work during the Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 22. Penn State President Spanier is quoted as saying:

"I know they've taken the time and spent hundreds of hours studying documents and interviewing people and looking at issues from all sides," Spanier said.
Spanier's claims were totally untrue. Not only did the Inquiry Committee fail to "look at issues from all sides", they didn't even interview or take evidence from critics – as they were required to do under the applicable Penn State policy. As I reported at CA at the time...

Scoundrel dogs. The self-styled "elites" betray us again. And again. At least a few of them have now got bought in something they can't whitewash.

Actually the climate fraud could be considered far worse, morally, than the pedophilia. The proposed remedies for AGW could, due to the massive economic contraction they would entail, kill millions of the world's most poor and vulnerable people.

Steve McIntyre is one of the unsung heroes of our age, for his work in exposing climate frauds. I've written about him before. Link, link, link.

Posted by John Weidner at November 10, 2011 10:46 PM
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