Assigned Reading: UN Security Stops Journalist’s Questions About ClimateGate
That’s supposed to be the point, right? Science is all about answering questions. And scientists are the folks who are dedicated to searching for those answers. Not based on their preconceptions, or politics, or what they want to be true but on unbiased logic and objective evidence.
That’s the theory, anyway.
A Stanford Professor has used United Nation security officers to silence a journalist asking him “inconvenient questions” during a press briefing at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.
Professor Stephen Schneider’s assistant requested armed UN security officers who held film maker Phelim McAleer, ordered him to stop filming and prevented further questioning after the press conference where the Stanford academic was launching a book.
The video has been edited and it’s still fairly short, but from what you can see the questions seem reasonable and Professor Schneider’s answers (when he gives any at all) seem evasive if not downright dishonest.