Professor Nir Shaviv is the chairman of the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Shaviv notes:
… as a liberal who grew up in a solar house, I have always been energy-conscious and inclined toward activist solutions to environmental issues. I was therefore extremely surprised when my research as an astrophysicist led me to the conclusion that climate change is more complicated than we are led to believe.
In 2008, Prof. Shaviv published a paper showing that using various data sets that span as much as a century, the amount of heat going into the oceans, in sync with the 11-year solar cycle, is an order of magnitude larger than the relatively small effect expected simply from changes in the total solar output.
Prof. Shaviv has now outlined how he is now finding it challenging to have his work published – not because of a lack of robust data, but because it doesn’t fit the preferred narrative of the climate change alarmists.
With censorship of leading scientists, how can it be expected that a rational debate can take place regarding the scientific factors associated with changing climate?