Beware: ‘Post-normal science’ has infected COVID & Climate debates – ‘It is anti-science’


By: - Climate DepotNovember 11, 2020 5:29 PM with 0 comments

Ben Pile of Climate Resistance:

“For those that don’t know, post-normal science (PNS) is when ‘facts are uncertain, values in dispute, stakes high and decisions urgent’. That’s why you get Gretas, Guardians and Greenpeaces giving deadlines [urgency] about the end of civilization [stakes], ‘denial’ demonology and anti-democracy [values], the precautionary principle [uncertainty] and endless modeling [in lieu of facts],” Pile wrote on October 18, 2020.

“PNS is typically ‘hacked’. It changes the premises of ‘science,’ such that authority speaks louder than quality. It diminishes science as a process and emphasizes science as an institution. It politicizes science. It is anti-science,” Pile wrote.

“You can see this in full effect when disobedient *actual* scientists speak out of turn against their institutional superiors. The full force of the state and the ‘scientific’ institutions and media (including big tech) can be turned against them,” Pile explained.

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But the First International Biodesign Research Conference withdrew his invitation – according to Levitt because they had received ‘too many calls’ from other speakers ‘threatening to quit’ because of his views on Chinese coronavirus. He has long maintained that the threat is overblown and that ‘we’re going to be fine.’

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Morano comment: “Climate change skeptics have seen this type of crushing of dissent for decades when it comes to ‘climate change.’ Whether you support COVID lockdowns equates to whether you support the UN Paris Pact or Green New Deal in the climate world. If you oppose mandatory masks, that is like not believing in the alleged ‘97% consensus’ on climate. Can the government ‘control” a virus equates to can government ‘control’ the climate. The COVID/Climate connection runs deep.”

See:Read: Bonus chapter: Intimidating the ‘Deniers’ to Enforce the ‘Consensus’ – Climate ‘deniers’ threatened with being ‘thrown in jail’ – ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change’

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