Academic warmists celebrate book burning at San Jose State University

Thomas Lifson
At the San Jose State University Meteorology Department, they'd rather burn books than read them, if their faith in the gospel of man-made global warming would be challenged by the contents. That is the message conveyed on the Department's own website (archived here) with the picture below which was published there along with this explanation:

This week we received a deluge of free books from the Heartland Institute {this or this }. The book is entitled "The Mad, Mad, Made World of Climatism". SHown above, Drs. Bridger and Clements test the flammability of the book.


Anthony Watts of Watt's Up with That documented the posting, calling it something "from the Fahrenheit 451 department."

When I first got the tip on this, I thought to myself "nobody can be this stupid to photograph themselves doing this" but, here they are.

Alison Bridger, on the left, is Department Chair of Meteorology at SJSU, while Craig Clements is an Associate Professor. These are persons of standing, not crazy grad students pulling a prank. No, they are making a profound statement about their intellectual methods. The Chancellor

These people with PhDs are indeed fools, made so by a fundamentalist faith that offers redemption from imagined hell fires (check out the fires burning on the wall behind them).


When you are going to save the world from the fires of hell, that gives meaning and purpose to your life. (It also keeps the research grants coming.) Anything which threatens the theology providing meaning and sustenance must be extinguished (even if the subsequent combustion produces carbon dioxide, the very Satan of their Manichean scheme).

At the San Jose State University Meteorology Department, they'd rather burn books than read them, if their faith in the gospel of man-made global warming would be challenged by the contents. That is the message conveyed on the Department's own website (archived here) with the picture below which was published there along with this explanation:

This week we received a deluge of free books from the Heartland Institute {this or this }. The book is entitled "The Mad, Mad, Made World of Climatism". SHown above, Drs. Bridger and Clements test the flammability of the book.


Anthony Watts of Watt's Up with That documented the posting, calling it something "from the Fahrenheit 451 department."

When I first got the tip on this, I thought to myself "nobody can be this stupid to photograph themselves doing this" but, here they are.

Alison Bridger, on the left, is Department Chair of Meteorology at SJSU, while Craig Clements is an Associate Professor. These are persons of standing, not crazy grad students pulling a prank. No, they are making a profound statement about their intellectual methods. The Chancellor

These people with PhDs are indeed fools, made so by a fundamentalist faith that offers redemption from imagined hell fires (check out the fires burning on the wall behind them).


When you are going to save the world from the fires of hell, that gives meaning and purpose to your life. (It also keeps the research grants coming.) Anything which threatens the theology providing meaning and sustenance must be extinguished (even if the subsequent combustion produces carbon dioxide, the very Satan of their Manichean scheme).