Roger Pielke reports on what happens to those who don't conform:
There are currently two efforts underway to remove two State Climatologists from their positions because they do not parrot the summary conclusions of the new IPCC Report. These attempts are in Delaware and Oregon. This follows the recommendation by Heidi Cullen of the Weather Channel to retract the certification of broadcast weather forecasters who do not accept what she considers is the accepted scientific view of global warming....This seems a little ham handed. The GW Clergy can't stand opposition so they're trying to get rid of it. In the 90's they said, "All scientists have come to agree with us on global warming." And of course all scientists didn't agree. And every year or two since they would hear dissent when they proclaimed, yet again, that the science was settled. Now they're trying again and they don't mind using intimidation to stifle dissent. Not only do they want these two gone -- they want to send a message to others who might not agree on the origins of global warming, but will be silent in order to keep their jobs.
Hell of a way to win an argument. Seems like if you had faith in your reasoning, you wouldn't have to resort to this sort of thing.