Stephen McIntyre on Gleickgate

Gleick might as well have signed the fake document. Mosher identified him as the author almost instantly. The fake memo, unlike the actual documents, put Gleick in a position of prominence in the climate debate, whereas, in his actual encounters with skeptic blogs, Gleick has come across as an erratic and even comic figure. The style parallels came afterwards.

From I too found him to be comic. Remember that famous New Yorker cartoon — “On the Internet, no one knows I’m a dog”? The bitter truth is “On the Internet, no one knows I’m a nice person.” I don’t mean Gleick is not a nice person — if anyone is a jerk it is me for what I just quoted — I mean that his recent actions strike me as weirdly uninhibited.

3 Replies to “Stephen McIntyre on Gleickgate”

  1. Gleick was one of the authors of the response to the WSJ article.
    He said that most of those authors have no expertise in climate science.

    Those authors included the people below:

    Claude Allegre, former director of the Institute for the Study of the Earth, University of Paris;
    J. Scott Armstrong, cofounder of the Journal of Forecasting and the International Journal of Forecasting;
    William Kininmonth, former head of climate research at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology;
    Richard Lindzen, professor of atmospheric sciences, MIT
    Henk Tennekes, former director, Royal Dutch Meteorological Service;
    Antonio Zichichi, president of the World Federation of Scientists, Geneva.

  2. Is he mad or just a conceited chump who considers himself above petit bourgeois notions such as propriety and legality? The funny farm or jail?

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