Climategate’s Watergate

All that is missing is Deep Throat.  The Church of Global Warming has been given another black eye by one of its own leaders.

From FOXNews:

Theft, deceit and outright lies: How ugly can climate science get?

Prominent climate scientist Peter H. Gleick relied on deceit and subterfuge  to solicit a cache of sensitive internal documents from conservative think tank  The Heartland Institute before leaking them to the press — a fresh scandal that  further darkens the highly charged debate on planetary blue climate change.

The story gets worse. Gleick chaired the Task Force on Scientific Ethics, a committee of the American Geophysical Union.  A second story about this detail states the following:

The ethics task force is responsible for guiding the AGU on ethics and integrity in scientific activities. By his own admission, Gleick’s actions reflected a  serious ethical lapse — especially for the chair of the committee.

As to why he did it, Gleick wrote this:

My judgment was blinded by my frustration with the ongoing efforts — often  anonymous, well-funded, and coordinated — to attack climate science and  scientists and prevent this debate … nevertheless I deeply regret my own actions  in this case.

Perhaps Gleick could explain the well-funded and coordinated efforts to attack dissenting scientists who disagree with AGW dogma.

 

 

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