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A chemistry instructor at Oregon State University suspects he is out of a job because he’s a critic of “climate change”.  The school has not weighed in on the allegation.  Nick Drapela, 47, earned his Doctorate at the school and has taught chemistry there for 10 years.  He says though, that when he started going against the grain on climate change, he got the cold shoulder.  He told the Albany Democrat-Herald yesterday that as soon as he started publically questioning global warming and giving skeptical talks about it.  He stopped getting awards and raises.  He was told last month his year to year contract would not be renewed.

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