I guess nobody wanted to “properly debate” skeptics. They couldn’t even get David Appell?
From Oregon Live: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has pulled the plug on a presentation from three scientists critical of the theory of man-made global warming, saying the panel wasn’t balanced.
Oregon’s chapter of the American Meteorological Society had scheduled the scientists to speak Tuesday at OMSI, which has long provided free space to the group for meetings.
But Mark Patel, OMSI’s vice president of marketing, said the museum told organizers in early November that they needed a balanced panel and offered to move the meeting to its “science pub” event at the Bagdad Theater, picking up half the cost of the move. With no progress made, the museum cancelled the event last week.
“By the very fact that we’re holding it here, people are going to assume it’s OMSI’s point of view,” Patel said. “Our intention is far from trying to shut anybody up. We’re trying to encourage proper debate, and not allow OMSI to be used as a mouthpiece for one group or another.”
Steve Pierce, president of the Oregon chapter, emailed a response late Monday:
“The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is disappointed that the November 29th meeting on global warming will not continue as originally planned. While we understand that OMSI has reservations related to our meeting’s topic on global warming, our chapter has not taken a stance on this issue.”
Full story here at Oregon Live
Hmmm. I wonder. Since OMSI has a major weapon of war exhibit, this submarine right next to their logo…
…why don’t hey have a collection of Doves, or perhaps maybe a peace symbol painted on the building to “balance” the presentation? Otherwise visitors might think OMSI has a “point of view” that endorses war. Gosh, that would be terrible.
Readers in Portland, feel free to carry on that thought in letters to the editor there.
h/t to reader Jerry Keeny