VA State Climatologist skeptical of global warming loses job after clash with Governor: ‘I was told that I could not speak in public’
Excerpt: Gov. Kaine had warned Michaels not to use his official title in discussing his views.
“I resigned as Virginia state climatologist because I was told that I could not speak in public on my area of expertise, global warming, as state climatologist,” Michaels said in a statement this week provided by the libertarian Cato Institute, where he has been a fellow since 1992. “It was impossible to maintain academic freedom with this speech restriction.”
Global Warming Views Drew Criticism
By Jackie Spinner Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 29, 2007; Page B03
Maybe Patrick Michaels should apply to Soros for funding to protect free speech!?