Warmists Fiona Stanley Says Skepticism Is Like “Child Abuse”

Via Jo Nova, who notes

It’s another pious scientist. Sigh.

Why do good researchers sometimes throw their professional standards to the wind (or in this case, just blow them right up?)

Fiona Stanley has done great work in the prevention of spina bifida with folic acid, and with indigenous health problems. The new big state funded hospital in WA is named after her, and she’s another Australian of the Year. (Is that award the worst thing that can befall a good scientist? Post hoc, they seem to think the world wants to know their personal feelings on topics they know nothing about.) Cue Professor Fiona Stanley who assumes all fields of science “work” even though she herself says climate science is politicized.

Unfortunately, the good doctor Stanley has gone to Bat Guano Crazy World, which most Warmists visit, and often move to

(The West Australian) Speaking before a special address to doctors and medical students yesterday, the Telethon Kids Institute patron said climate change was the biggest global health issue of this century and she worried that sceptics were taking over the debate.

Because science requires conformity.

“I’m not a climate change expert but I do trust the incredible scientific evidence, although no science is ever perfect,” she said.

Evidence based on flawed models, hyperbole, prognostication, scary stories, and artificially changed data. Science!

“To expect science to be able to predict something as complex as what is going to happen on this planet, given human activity and other things, is extraordinarily challenging and I think it is pathetic of people to criticise the imprecise nature of the science.”

Yet, the Warmist sciencetists are predicting doom and gloom, assuming that it is all so easy, because of Mankind’s CO2 output.

“It’s like child abuse and neglect, we don’t actually know if it’s on the rise but all the risk factors for it are on the rise,” she said. “The way we are living on this planet is unsustainable, and that’s why I’m worried for my children, and my grandchildren and their children.

Good grief. This is plainly silly, but the real point is to say “shut up, skeptics”, much like Leftist cries of racism, sexism, etc. Which dovetails into what else she said

“My frustration is that when these issues become politicised, we need science more than anything, and yet scientists are being denigrated.”

The issue became politicized when Leftists started using the “science” to push their far left political agenda. Interesting that she has no problem denigrating people who do not agree with the science and the scientists, most of whom do not even have degrees in climate science, or even meteorology, to use a Warmist talking point. And, it is meant to tell skeptics to shut up.

Professor Stanley said people could do their bit by eating less meat, driving cars less and using public transport more.

I wonder if she is doing this herself? Jo Nova discusses this all in terms of being a religion, and that bit is like saying Rosaries.

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4 Responses to “Warmists Fiona Stanley Says Skepticism Is Like “Child Abuse””

  1. Jeffery says:

    “The issue became politicized when Leftists started using the “science” to push their far left political agenda. Interesting that she has no problem denigrating people who do not agree with the science and the scientists, most of whom do not even have degrees in climate science, or even meteorology, to use a Warmist talking point. And, it is meant to tell skeptics to shut up.”

    That’s a stunning admission from a science denier that the science supporting AGW is sound but that the problem is people trying to promote policies with which you disagree! Now we can finally have a discussion of what really bothers the science deniers. Denigrating scientists and their data is just a tactic.

    You science deniers do not need to shut up, you just need to tell the truth and accept reality.

  2. Jeffery says:

    and she didn’t say that “skepticism is like child abuse” in any shape or form…

    Why must science deniers always be victims?

  3. jl says:

    “Why must science deniers always be victims?” I don’t know. Why do junk science purveyors always have to be totalitarians?

  4. gitarcarver says:

    Poor Jeffery….. maybe he can take a reading lesson somewhere.

    From the article:

    ….. she worried that sceptics were taking over the debate.

    “It’s like child abuse and neglect, we don’t actually know if it’s on the rise but all the risk factors for it are on the rise,” she said.

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