On 4 April 2001, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will decied if UCLA Professor James Enstrom will keep his job. Enstrom is facing retaliation from UCLA after publishing politically inconvenient research that refuted CARB's air pollution studies. Enstrom led a successful whistleblowing campaign against the California Air Resources Board, and was denied reappointment by UCLA's School of Environmental Health Sciences after 34 years. Reason TV video lets Dr. Enstrom state his case:
Mary Nichols, CARB Chairwoman and John Froines (who Enstrom exposed ) are also UCLA professors, and Froines voted to give Enstrom his pink slip. They cannot separate their science from their politics. CARB would destroy California jobs to save the planet even if they have to use bad data.
Exit Question: Is this the kind of science that makes Californian's proud?
Update: (04-02-11, 07:15) Dan Logue steps up to defend Enstrom.
Twelve members of the California State Legislature have written UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block and Provost Scott Waugh a letter decrying UCLA’s treatment of longtime Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty member James E. Enstrom. This letter is from the office of Chief Republican Whip Dan Logue, Assemblymember, Third District. The legislators write they “remain deeply troubled by the University’s inability to provide credible cause for Dr. Enstrom’s dismissal, and the appearance of political interference in the University’s academic discourse.” The letter is here.
Rather than fire the fake PHd and his boss Mary Nichols, the University is taking action against the person who exposed their academic and political fraud. What kind of a world do we live in?