Many people know Dr. Heidi Cullen as the intelligent and friendly climatologist on the Weather Channel. She is a believer in human-caused global warming and believes it will lead to catastrophe if not stopped now. That is her scientific opinion and she is entitled to it.
However, she has called on the American Meteorological Society to "revoke their 'Seal of Approval' for any television weatherman who expresses skepticism that human activity is creating a climate catastrophe." That must be the scientific way, crush internal debate. Galileo would be proud.
I am a huge fan of Harm de Blij and Bjørn Lomborg when it comes to climate change. Both these doctors recognize climate change and Lomborg of the Skeptical Environmentalist fame even acknowledges humans have played some role with recent climate patterns but both these men point out how the Earth can and has violently changed climate quickly.
The most recent warming started in 1850 as the Earth left the "Little Ice Age" period. The pace at first as on par with the increase of today even though industrial activity back then has insignificant compared to today. Also, from around 1945 to 1975 the world was actually cooling at a rapid rate. I wonder what Dr. Cullen thinks of this.
By the way, the Russian Academy of Sciences has predicted global cooling will occur in 6 to 9 years.
The moral of the story is that scientists are still working things out and to terrorize dissenters with censure is wrong.