Monday, February 20, 2012

Ouch: Gleick Chairs AGU Task Force on Scientific Ethics

Wow, this is bad -- Peter Gleick chairs an AGU Task Force on Scientific Ethics:

http://www.agu.org/about/governance/committees_boards/scientific_ethics.shtml

"The Scientific Ethics Task Force is responsible for reviewing and guiding the Union’s standards, principles, and code of conduct on ethics and integrity in scientific activities."

What a tragedy. I thought Steve McIntyre's thoughts tonight were well said: "No one should feel any satisfaction in these events, which have been highly damaging to everyone touched by them, including both Heartland and Gleick."

Unfortunately I see a lot of piling on, though unfortunately some of it is not unexpected. Ever classy, Morano puts Gleick's picture and email address on his page -- both of them three times.
 

8 comments:

Steve Bloom said...

Yes, tragic. And doubtless right now, journalistic tears are welling up and tricking onto your neck, where like pearls they obediently file onto the string laid down for them, awaiting tomorrow's clutching.

Steve Bloom said...

Well, let's see, here's the current AGU misconduct policy.

Possibly you could point me to the potential violation you just implied?

Oh, wait, you mean to say it's a policy referring to conduct relative to scientific research rather than, um, the Boy Scout oath?

But if you really think the AGU should have a policy comporting more with the latter, maybe send Peter a note suggesting it.

Anonymous said...

Spot the difference between that page as it is now and as it was this morning (see google cache).

Dean said...

Oh come on Steve, turn up the sensitivity on your irony meter there a bit. The chair of a ethics task force admits to fraudulently obtaining internal documents. You know he actually told a lie to obtain those documents right? Only, in Steve Bloomland does that not seem to register as irony. Am I wrong, or has Mr. Gleick been removed as chair on the AGU site?

Dano said...

I can't wait for those harrumphing here - the same who ululated and rent their garments over CliiiiiiiiiiiiiiimateGaaaaaaaaaaaate!!!!!!!1one! to renounce stealing of e-mails and spraying them across the denialosphere.

Yup. Gonna happen. Any time now.

Best,

D

Headmistress, zookeeper said...

I dn't like it when Morano releases personal information.
Skeptics redacted personal information in the ClimateGate emails.

Neither Gleick, nor any of his friends and colleagues who reprinted his stolen documents redacted private information. So complaints about Morano ring a bit hollow.

Catfish said...

Bloom, you have long since hit bottom but continue digging. Review your dumb comments of a few days ago when all you could say was that HI is always lying. Look in the mirror and see the biggest one.

Grypo said...

I thought Steve McIntyre's thoughts tonight were well said: "No one should feel any satisfaction in these events, which have been highly damaging to everyone touched by them, including both Heartland and Gleick."


Ha, well of course one of those two is getting the full court press at CA to be further embarrassed. Guess who?