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