This page is dedicated to the body of work done by Dr. Ball. His depths of understanding in multiple fields of study cover much of academia as you may find going through the vast archives of his writing. Sort of makes sense in regards to his study of our atmosphere and the number of forces acting upon it. Some are known and very likely some as yet unknown. With that in mind, the Generalist Journal was created. It is a forum where many disparaging and disparate fields can be examined to enlarge understanding.
Dr. Ball has maintained that specialization in academia is a problem. Although important, specialization can create myopia. It is most assuredly not the only problem with academia.
-Comments are welcome.
-We can disagree, but we don’t have to be disagreeable.
-Bring evidence to support your views. It adds to credibility somehow.
It is also worthy of note that most don’t know the barrage Dr. Ball has faced these last 4 decades. A warrior for truth, he was willing to risk it all. And it has cost Dr. Ball dearly. The attacks came also in the form of lawsuits that in my opinion were designed to destroy. Not just silence. We are at a pivotal moment in history, where those who speak truth to power will be silenced forever.
On a humorous note, Dr. Ball went into the field of climatology thinking “this looks like a field that isn’t burdened by controversy” and for a number of years it wasn’t.
As Michael Mann has yet to pay a single cent of what the BC courts have determined that he pay, this has put Dr. Ball in a difficult financial position. Please contribute if you have the means and if you feel this is an injustice.
Looking forward to any contributions and/or commentary.