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Trofim Lysenko, Patron Saint of Obama's Energy Dept.

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Readers who aren’t part of the "settled science" warmist community should probably keep in mind how the "Global Warming" science became "settled." Don’t think in terms of universal application and agreement, like the law of gravity, but more in terms of a coup.

Joseph Stalin was an impressive science "settler." Trofim Lysenko came up with a crackpot theory he claimed would boost agricultural production in the Soviet Union, Stalin was among his first converts. The fact Lysenko’s theory wouldn’t grow plants if you ground up all his scientific papers and used them for fertilizer made little difference to Stalin, as more scientific scientists learned to their misfortune.

Wikipedia, the nation’s memory refresher, reminds us, "More than 3,000 mainstream biologists were sent to prison, fired or executed as a part of this campaign — instigated by Lysenko to suppress his scientific opponents."

Here in the U.S. the individual survives the scientific purge, but his career may not.

Obama warming fanatics at the Department of Energy dealt very quickly with apostasy on "global warming," according to the Washington Free Beacon. DOE wanted to kill a bill that didn’t fit in with Obama’s "climate agenda," so Dr. Noelle Metting was sent to testify before Congress.

She was given a set of talking points designed to conform to the Obama party line and told to repeat them robotically. Dr. Metting thought if the staff wanted someone to act like a robot in Congressional testimony they should have sent Al Gore.

So she answered questions posed by various senators to the best of her ability. One month later she was fired. An investigation found, Obama officials retaliated against the good doctor and "removed Dr. Metting from federal service for allegedly providing too much information in response to questions posed by" Congress. That’s one way to "settle" the science.

The report concluded, DOE "placed its own priorities to further the president’s Climate Action Plan before its constitutional obligations to be candid with Congress." The report also said the symptoms of ideological rigidity is "not limited to a small group of employees, but rather is an institutional problem that must be corrected by overhauling its management practices with respect to its relationship with the Congress."

Something that I’m hopeful can be corrected in the forthcoming Trump administration.

Lysenko and his madcap theory are long dead, but his name lives on as a useful descriptor for much of what passes for "science" regarding "global warming" from this administration.

"Lysenkoism can also be used metaphorically to describe the manipulation or distortion of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion as dictated by an ideological bias, often related to social or political objectives."

Something to keep in mine the next time you hear the words "climate" and "settled science" in the same discussion.

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Readers who aren’t part of the "settled science" warmist community should probably keep in mind how the "Global Warming" science became "settled." Don’t think in terms of universal application and agreement, like the law of gravity, but more in terms of a coup.
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