Corruption in Climate 'Science'

Periodically, I hear from readers that believe I am too tough with my comments pertaining to corruption in climate science. Actually, I'm not hard enough. Two headlines from the last 48-hours. The first from NBC News via Anthony Watts:

The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to his bosses and saying he was a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job, say federal prosecutors.

In some ways, we are probably better off that EPA's climate 'expert' didn't do his job given its record of incompetence when it comes to global warming.

And, from Great Britain:
While there are certainly honest climate scientists, there is way too much of this type of thing going on.

UPDATE: 3:30PM, shortly after posting the above, my attention was directed to the following:

What it shows very clearly...  is the extent to which disparate fields are being corrupted by a worldwide outbreak of activism-driven science.
We saw in the Climategate emails what this creeping politicisation has done to fields like palaeoclimatology, meteorology and atmospheric physics. But by no means does it end there. It has poisoned everything from polar bear research and the work of the British Antarctic Survey to the study of amphibian extinctions in Costa Rica, glaciers in the Himalayas, and corals on the Barrier Reef.
...But once you've begun to appreciate the grotesque scale of the problem – which extends far far beyond climate change to issues like the misguided green campaigns against silviculture, GM crops, cattle grazing, and so on – you end up feeling so angry and disgusted you want to speak out and warn the rest of the world just how many terrible, counterproductive, dishonest, destructive campaigns are being conducted behind a cloak of environmental righteousness.


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