Jacqui Tam, the 21st-Century university vice-president (who) was forced to resign last Sunday because – get this – she approved a billboard campaign that implied very, very indirectly that global warming might not be 100% evil and destructive.
Global warming wasn’t even the subject of the billboard. Rather, the subject was innovative work being done by University of Alberta crop science professors to help farmers and ranchers adapt to changing weather and soil conditions.
But we live in an age of politicized science not natural science, an age when climate change has become the state religion. Deviate, even a millimetre from the apocalyptic One True Faith and someone such as Jacqui Tam is shouted down as the worst of all sinners, the unbeliever.