Fakegate affair: Let’s blame it on “the heat of the moment” February 25, 2012Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: climare change, Fakegate, global warming, Heartland Institute, Peter Gleick
The Peter Gleick Incident: All Heat and No Light
24 February 2012
Will the unethical release of documents from the controversial Heartland Institute undermine climate science? We ask climate scientist Gavin Schmidt
How should scientists respond to this incident?
The proper response to misinformation is better information. Heartland and other groups like them just repeat the same old nonsense over and over again. You can spend your time trying to show that they are corrupt in some way, but that doesn’t help. Everybody knows there are fossil-fuel interests that are fueling these groups. It’s not news to demonstrate that. As scientists, we’re supposed to be ethical, and upstanding, and we’re supposed to have truth and light on our side, and generally we do, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not human, that we’re not sometimes prone to irrationality in the heat of the moment.
The Global Warming “heat” made me do it Sir!