The Book Burning at San Jose State

Here’s what happens when you send
a book questioning anthropogenic global warming to the chairman of the
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University:

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The book, The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism,  was sent out by The
Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank. Dr. Alison Bridges,
chairman of the department, and Dr. Craig Clements, an assistant professor,
knew precisely how to deal with such transgressive literature.  Oddly, it
didn’t occur to these Greenshirts that documenting a book burning might raise
eyebrows. However, when Anthony Watts of Watts
Up With That
posted the picture
and invited readers to share their feelings with the SJSU administration, the
picture disappeared from the department’s website. Luckily, Watts screensaved
it. The university is declining to comment.

As Watts waggishly commented in his original post, look at the
pictures that adorn the office: Maybe they just couldn’t help themselves.

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