Category Archives: Ethics

Week in review – back to school edition

by Judith Curry

Many academics now consider freedom of speech just another American eccentricity, like guns and religion. – Daniel Jacobsen

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Alarm over the public loss of trust in science

by Judith Curry

A blast of fresh air from the new Editor-in-Chief of Science. “Science editor-in-chief sounds alarm over falling public trust. Jeremy Berg warns scientists are straying into policy commentator roles.

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Climate power play by the AAAS et al.

by Judith Curry

The AAAS and affiliated professional societies just shot themselves in the foot with the letter to U.S. policy makers.

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A new definition of academic misconduct

by Judith Curry

Ridd was punished by James Cook University for “not displaying responsibility in respecting the reputations of other colleagues.” The university even warned that if he does this again, he’ll be tried for serious misconduct.

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The Exxon Climate Papers

by Andy May

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has accused ExxonMobil of lying to the public and investors about the risks of climate change according to the NY Times and has launched an investigation and issued a subpoena demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents.

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Kudos to the AGU

by Judith Curry

AGU Board votes to continue relationship with Exxon-Mobil and to accept sponsorship support.

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Campus unrest, viewpoint diversity, and freedom of speech

by Judith Curry

Campus unrest, viewpoint diversity, and freedom of speech are issues that have been of increasing concern to me.

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