Sit back and pop some popcorn, folks. This is getting interesting.
First, to catch the reader up:
We posted yesterday about OMSI’s lame explanation for canceling the AMS Climate Presentation.
Late yesterday, AMS issued a press release:
Oregon AMS Response to OMSI Meeting Cancellation Press Release
“The Oregon Chapter of the Americ [...]
Earlier today, OMSI released a rather … ah … tepid statement defending their actions in calling off the AMS Climate event:
On October 22, the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) asked OMSI if they could hold their November 29 meeting at OMSI, after hours, at no charge. AMS has been a longtime community par [...]
I am one of the presenters that was scheduled to speak on climate at this AMS meeting. I’m honestly wondering if you can appreciate the fact that what you have done would be viewed by most reasonable people as an act of ultimate rudeness, unprovoked hostility and an outrageous slap in the face to scientific professionals such as myself [...]
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