In an e-mail to GWPF, Lennart Bengtsson has declared his resignation of the advisory board of GWPF. His letter reads : ....... "It is a situation that reminds me about the time of McCarthy. I would never have expecting anything similar in such an original peaceful community as meteorology. Apparently it has been transformed in recent years. ...."
UPDATE2: David Rose sums it up succinctly with a reference to Monty Python -
@RogerPielkeJr No one expects the Spanish Inquisition. But in climate science and policy, its successors are thriving.—
David Rose (@DavidRoseUK) May 14, 2014