See http://judithcurry.com/2010/10/25/heresy-and-the-creation-of-monsters/, “Heresy and the Creation of Monstors”. It is telling and personal.
“What I want is for the climate science community to shift gears and get back to doing science, and return to an environment where debate over the science is the spice of academic life. And because of the high relevance of our field, we need to figure out how to provide the best possible scientific information and assessment of uncertainties. This means abandoning this religious adherence to consensus dogma.”