On Earth Day, shots fired at building housing leading climate skeptic scientists
UPDATE: Local news reports that UAH police have classified this as a “random shooting”. So, the seven Belgian 5.7 millimeter bullets which hit windows and bricks around John Christy’s office from 70 yards away were apparently deemed to be “random” occurrence. (Despite my personal defense training, I probably would have struggled to get that tight a “random” cluster with a semi-automatic pistol.) Nothing to see here, move along.
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer reacts: "Imagine that Skeptics had a march one weekend at Penn State, past Michael Mann’s office. Then, sometime during that weekend, seven bullets were fired and hit windows and bricks around Mann’s office. How would you have felt about that? The same? And how do the police conclude a “random shooting” after only 6 hours since they were called to the scene?"
Via: Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer
Shots Fired into the Christy/Spencer Building at UAH
April 24th, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
A total of seven shots were fired into our National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) building here at UAH (University of Alabama Huntsville) over the weekend.
All bullets hit the 4th floor, which is where John Christy’s office is (my office is in another part of the building). (Note: Climatologist Dr. John Christy recently testified to Congress. – Climatologist Dr. John Christy tells Congress: ‘Consensus Science is not Science’)
Given that this was Earth Day weekend, with a March for Science passing right past our building on Saturday, I think this is more than coincidence. When some people cannot argue facts, they resort to violence to get their way. It doesn’t matter that we don’t “deny global warming”; the fact we disagree with its seriousness and the level of human involvement in warming is enough to send some radicals into a tizzy.
Maybe the “March For Science” should have been called the “March To Silence”.
Campus and city police say they believe the shots were fired from a passing car, based upon the angle of entry into one of the offices. Shell casings were recovered outside.
This is a developing story. I have no other details.
End Dr. Spencer report.