Bast has edited or written more than 140 studies and 13 books on state and local public policy, including The Patriot's Toolbox (fourth edition coming Fall 2017), Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming (second edition January 2017), and Power to the People (2015).
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I received another one of those remarkable emails this morning. You know, the kind that make you wonder about the people teaching at universities these days.
Geoffrey Clay Godfrey, apparently a professor of “leisure studies” in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State’s University Park campus, sent the following email:
You cheap, lying sons of bitches. If you think selling rocks to burn is more important than the future of this planet, God have mercy on your very sorry souls. Hope you can’t sleep, an indication you still have shards of ethical thought.
Now, I’m not a prude. (You should hear me cuss during Green Bay Packers games.) But name-calling, really? Do parents really want to pay for their children to be taught, even if it is just leisure studies, by someone who can’t engage in civil debate? And why do universities employ people like this?
Mr. Godbey has no expertise in climate science, as near as I can tell. Hard to say if he’s read anything about climate science, perhaps an alarmist website or two. And he clearly knows nothing about The Heartland Institute and its sources of funding.