I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

No, George Taylor is not being fired.....

....he never had the job.
The headline at Newsbusters reads:
Oregon Governor Set To Fire State Climatologist Over Global Warming
It's in response to this story from Portland's KGW.
Global warming debate spurs Ore. title tiff
In the face of evidence agreed upon by hundreds of climate scientists, George Taylor holds firm. He does not believe human activities are the main cause of global climate change.

Taylor also holds a unique title: State Climatologist.
But does he hold that title?
“He is Oregon State University's climatologist. He is not the state of Oregon's climatologist,” Kulongoski said.
That's right he was appointed not by the state but by Oregon State University. As I reported here Taylor's title gives him credibility that "climatologists" from the EXXON financed American Enterprise Institute would not have making him more dangerous. If the state is going to have a State Climatologist it only makes sense the position should be filled by the Governor or legislature not Oregon State University. So George Taylor is not being fired only losing a title he had to right to in the first place.

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