Denying global warming is a form of heresy in academia these days.

Michael Sorge writes at the College Fix.

Prominent professor’s decades of research concludes global warming will not destroy Earth

Dr. John Christy’s findings have made him a target within the scientific community

Dr. John Christy is a highly decorated professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville – but despite his awards, accomplishments and distinctions – the fact that he’s an outspoken critic of climate change doomsday predictions has made him a pariah in the scientific community.

He’s been awarded NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement for satellite research, has testified before the Congress numerous times, is Alabama’s official state climatologist, and served as a lead author of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

But the very fact that he suggests the world is not on teetering on some dangerous precipice due to global warming makes him an aberration among most scientists who suggest this planet is headed for destruction because of man-made global warming.

One colleague refused to shake Christy’s hand at a symposium, and Christy’s name was also used critically in many infamous “Climategate” emails that indicated global warming claims have been exaggerated, The New York Times reports.

The “Skeptical Science” website calls Christy a “misinformer.” And earlier this year, a Democratic U.S. congressman launched an investigation into Christy’s funding sources, suggesting he’s taking money from the fossil fuel industry. Christy does not.

Meanwhile, Christy methodically moves forward to do what he does best: he studies weather data and shares his findings with the world.

“I don’t let this bother me too much,” Christy said in an email to The College Fix this month about the steep criticisms and name calling he’s faced. “My wife of 39 years suffered with cancer and passed away a few months ago, so I have a perspective on climate intimidation relative to things that are really important.”

“I don’t read sites that attempt to smear me … no sense in engaging people who don’t know what they are talking about.”