The Ethics Of AGW

Posted on February 21, 2012 by


Peter H. Gleick made his living as a “climate scientist”,

Peter Gleick - World Economic Forum Annual Mee...
Peter Gleick – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2009 (Photo credit: World Economic Forum)

but he’s dealt himself a mortal blow: he engaged in unlawful activity, and worse yet, he got caught. Although all manner of misbehavior is acceptable among the Leftist followers of the Religion of Anthropogenic Global Warming, getting caught is unacceptable.

Gleick tried to wriggle out by publishing a heartfelt apology:

“In a serious lapse of my own and professional judgment and ethics, I solicited and received additional materials directly from the Heartland Institute under someone else’s name,” Gleick wrote. “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.”

That’s not likely to be sufficient, as Heartland is reviewing legal options in regard to the matter, and Gleick has been forced to resign from the National Center for Science Education. His name appears to have been removed from a Task Force on Scientific Ethics at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a prominent science organization.

The guy served on an Ethics committee; underscoring the hypocrisy that has become so widespread among adherents to the Religion – and among the Left in general. His “apology” rings hollow in any case: in essence, he’s simply blaming the victims. He stole documents and appears to have forged additional documents ; presumably because the material he stole was insufficiently damning, from his warped perspective.

In his view, the end justified the means; making stuff up to add to his “treasure” was entirely justified in order to bring down the enemy – those Deniers of the Faith. Not until it became clear that the truth was about to emerge did it occur to this dedicated apostle that he may have been, perhaps, a bit overzealous. Yet even now, he cannot bring himself to accept responsibility; while acknowledging that what he did was wrong, he was driven to engage in such behavior by the very people he attacked. They made him do it.

And they can’t believe that many of us doubt them when they claim that “the science is settled”.

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