Students skeptical of climate changed warned to drop class

From Kate Hardiman at The College Fix:

Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change

Three professors co-teaching an online course called “Medical Humanities in the Digital Age” at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs recently told their students via email that man-made climate change is not open for debate, and those who think otherwise have no place in their course.

“The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring. We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught or discussed in this course,” states the email, a copy of which was provided to The College Fix by a student in the course. More.

Reality check: Lots of people want to live in echo chambers, but that, of course, is not what a university was formerly supposed to be.

In the confluence of events, this sort of hard line authoritarianism tracks the morph of U’s non-STEM faculties into training grounds for the outer party of permanent progressive government. Actual education must find a new home online, and is finding one in MOOCs.

See also: Mizzou is short 2100 students. Guess why?

  • ontario john

    The peasants are not allowed to debate the wisdom of the elites. Any sort of debate is quickly shut down, like the panel reviewing the energy east pipeline.

  • GrimmCreeper

    If global warming is really that dangerous wouldn’t it make sense for all those who believe in it to live their own carbon free lives? Whatever happened to If it saves just one child’s life… These jokers are the biggest hypocrites in the world.

    • Exile1981

      You misunderdtood, they alwaysplanned to give themselves exemptions because they shouldn’t have to live carbon free like the peasents.

      • GrimmCreeper

        Silly me.

  • Why not shut down universities?

    It’s not like anyone learns anything from them anymore, other than how to hate Jews and not observe weather patterns.

  • Alain

    “Medical Humanities”? Do they have a course on Pixies yet?

    • Political correctness will compel that but there are several grievance groups ahead of the pixies.

      • Alain

        And in another hour they will likely come up with more grievance groups.

  • This reader comment was not allowed through.

    My objections to the “science” behind mankind driven climate change:

    The greenhouse effect theory, i.e. upwelling/down welling/”back” radiation violates conservation of energy and thermodynamic laws. Yes, it really does! Not that it matters because the theory actually does not do anything, i.e. no net change in radiative balance at the ToA, per NASA 100 km.

    The notion that the earth is 33 C warmer with an atmosphere than without is incorrect. The conditions postulated for the “no atmosphere” scenario are quite obviously with an atmosphere. The true explanation for the prevailing surface temperature, heat transfer’s most fundamental equation Q = U * A * dT, is ignored.

    The Stephan Boltzmann ideal black body equation is incorrectly applied by ignoring the theory’s limitations and conditions, e.g. a surface, no conduction/convection, i.e. a vacuum, emissivity, gas density, tropospheric temperatures, etc.

    The eccentricity of the earth’s orbit causes a TSI fluctuation, apehelion to perihelion, +/- 45 W/m^2, 50 times greater than the atmospheric heating due to CO2. Natural variations such as eccentricity, albedo, water vapor, vegetation, etc. are orders of magnitude more influential over the climate than GHGs/CO2.

    Nick Schroeder, BSME, PE

    (I might be unqualified to offer an opinion since I’m not a food editor, unemployed standup comic, massage therapist, nematologist, or fresh out of journalism school.)