Cancel culture came to climate science long before the current debacle surrounding critical race theory and COVID-19 science. To counter this censorship, on Oct. 12 the Climate Realists of Norway launched a new peer-reviewed international scientific journal to great enthusiasm and criticism worldwide. It is called Science of Climate Change.
Science in Exile
Until about the turn of the millennium, there was a vigorous scientific debate about the causes of climate change. The uncertainty was huge, and there was plenty of room for dissent and opposing views. However, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is fundamentally a political organization, with its leadership appointed by politicians from environmental departments worldwide. These political actors are mainly radical green activists with long track records of failed predictions and dubious handling of facts. Science, therefore, had to yield to political pressure.
Scientists who were not on board with the radical agenda were harassed, defunded, deplatformed, excommunicated, and labeled “climate deniers” – an apparent reference to Holocaust deniers. Many scientists chose to bend the knee to political intimidation, but some valued their integrity above their career. They are scientists in exile.
Some of these have gathered forces into organizations under the rubric “climate realists.” The original one is the Climate Realists of Norway. Its scientific advisory board is filled with professors, ...