Stanford is having a “conversation” on ethics in the climate change debate.
Events at Stanford
A Conversation about the Ethics of Climate Change Research
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Yet the ethical issues facing scientists when they conduct research on climate change and communicate their findings to the public are rarely discussed. We invite you to join us in a panel discussion of these issues.
Golly, that sounds like a conversation that really needs to happen. Between all the “Pal Review”, the attempts to suborn editors and corrupt the peer review process, loss of data, “Irreproducible Results”, agenda driven science, grants being given to only one point of view, and even Peter Gleick and mail fraud / computer fraud; there’s a lot of “ethical issues” in the way “climate science” is being done. Oh, and Hansen both testifying that it’s OK to commit crimes and damage private property if your cause is just… And so much more.
Could be a very useful discussion.
Monday, May 21, 2012. 5:30 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Building 380, Room 380c (Map)
Conference / Symposium
Center for Ethics in Society
This event is free and open to the public.
So who’s in this shindig? A nice balance of various points of view?
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego and co-author of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Noah Diffenbaugh, Assistant Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford, and a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Joseph Mazor, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford whose research focuses on environmental ethics
The conversation will touch on topics including the role of money in climate change research, the idea of “balance” and its relation to reasonable versus unreasonable disagreement, and the role of scientists in public debates about climate change.
Oh, I see. A stacked deck. Everyone from the same choir.
How much you want to bet it’s a “Hit Piece” who’s purpose is to cast the folks with legitimate issues about the broken research and science being done as evil stooges of Big Oil? I’ll bet there’s not going to be a peep about Climategate or Peter Gleick and FakeGate. Nary a word about folks cooking the books on which trees are used as proxy temperatures and hide the decline problems.
Well, not unless they come from the audience. Wonder if anyone from the Lukewarmers or Climate Realism side will show up? Might be nice to have some historians talk about the morality of hiding the Roman Optimum, the Medieval Warm Period and ignoring the impact of the Little Ice Age on creating a trend line when you start your line at the dead bottom of it. Perhaps having a geologist or two to talk about things like the Younger Dryas and how the Earth has been far hotter in the past, without any ‘tipping point’, and changed far faster both to hotter and colder without it being the end of life as we know it. Perhaps even asking THEM what they think of the kind of science being done by the Warmers and their “selective listening skills”.
No, can’t have that. Might actually have a debate break out with open enquiry and search for the truth. Perhaps even some folks questioning the morality of endlessly hiding data from Freedom Of Information Act requests and flat out lying about the existence of data.
I am going to see if I can work it into my schedule to visit. Don’t know if I’ll make it. We have several family events that happen about that date and I’ve not checked that schedule. Doubt if I’ll ask any embarrassing questions (unless an actual discussion breaks out from others…) but rather just lurk and observe. See just how strong the sucking their own exhaust in the bubble actually is.
Of course, if anyone ELSE lives near Stanford and can make it… ;-) You might even ask about the FOIA 2011 emails