The Beeb's Richard Black writes that:
Of all the accusations made by the diverse community of climate skeptics, the most damaging by far is that the institutions of science have become biased against research which questions the IPCC consensus [that Global Warming is real and man-made], or which builds alternative explanations for the warming we have seen over the last century or so, and the other physical trends which go along with it.
Here, in the internet prairie, we find comments such as: "Science has become as blatantly biased in the direction of tragedy as television. But, given the way we fund and reward science and scientists, it was inevitable."
We find the IPCC criticized along the lines that it is "...an artfully constructed presentation of just the science that supports the fear of human-induced climate change. It is as one sided as a legal brief, which it resembles."
We find blanket condemnations such as: "We know that one's career and income are closely related to one's position on global warming."
These, aimed at the heart of science, are serious accusations. It is as though the apple tree, rather than the fruits, were rotten.
So the Beeb plans to investigate! In fact, they have issued a challenge to Global Warming Deniers. If you feel that the scientific community is targeting you or other skeptics,
...if you have evidence [documentary proof, not links to websites or vague ramblings] of research grants turned down because of a clash with the prevailing consensus, of instances where journals or conference organizers or consensus bodies have rejected "inconvenient" findings, please send it to us; my email address is at the bottom of this article.
It is also right here: Richard.Black-INTERNET@bbc.co.uk.
So, in light of all this, I hereby summon you, TOM HARRIS, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP), to rise of from your dark pit, darken this blog once again with your scratchings and, more importantly, send your proofs to the Beeb.
If you are right, Science must be razed to its very Foundations, and the structure rebuilt from scratch! Best if we get started swiftly!