As I am opposed to government funded education and government funded science - with the possible exception of military related education and science - I can only express no surprise that someone might be fired over expressing Climate Change skepticism.
We can't be sure what this was all about since the side that knows for sure isn't talking. There are lots of politics in academia. One thing
I am disturbed by this story, as is Dennis.
Apparently, from reading the few sources available (including several interviews with Drapela**), he simply cannot find out why his contract was not renewed.
As a 'senior instructor' at OSU, he is an 'at-will' employee, and no labour laws or university strictures that attend union/faculty tenure-track professors apply, it seems. So, the guy is left with no answers to a basic question: Why was I (Drapela) let go?
That on the face of it is shit. Shitt