We have a news story about a weather forecaster in Oregon who also teaches at Oregon State University. Now, read it carefully for the most significant detail. And it doesn’t have anything to do with climatology.
Following a debate on climate change at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry last year at which Taylor expressed his contrarian ideas, Gov. Ted Kulongoski warned him to quit representing himself as the state climatologist (there is some dispute about how official the title is and whether the governor has the power to remove it).
Whoops, I gave it away. Yes, it’s the political retribution for having a disagreeable take on global warming. The debate, after all, is over.
Link from ICECAP
P.S.: Hit the link to the news story and read it all, and if you already think that the debate is over, you’ll start thinking about that.