Concerned about rising political attacks regarding climate change research, 700 members of the American Geophysical Union are going to wade further into the political muck and campaign against skepticism
. Namely, they are creating a 'rapid response team', which reads like SWAT, except they are gunning for conservative radio hosts and all Republicans.
"This group feels strongly that science and politics can't be divorced and that we need to take bold measures to not only communicate science but also to aggressively engage the denialists and politicians who attack climate science and its scientists," said Scott Mandia, professor of physical sciences at Suffolk County Community College in New York.
Whew. Looks like Scienceblogs.com just found a new writer, though he didn't say "Holocaust
denier" so they will need to help him with his 'framing'. Still, he's at a community college and writes about politics, so that should be good enough.
"People who ask for and accept taxpayer dollars shouldn't get bent out of shape when asked to account for the money," said James M. Taylor, a senior fellow and a specialist in global warming at the conservative Heartland Institute in Chicago. "The budget is spiraling out of control while government is handing out billions of dollars in grants to climate scientists, many of whom are unabashed activists."
Well, activists may not be thrilled with a spiraling budget and two wars so it's a question of priority, James. Your bio
says you are a lawyer so I am skeptical you know all that much about climate science either.