BBC World Service on Fakegate
Feb 24, 2012
Bishop Hill in Climate: fakegate

The BBC World Service covered Fakegate this morning, interviewing Bob Ward and Mike McPhadden, the president of the AGU.

Considering the post-Jones-report choice of guests, the coverage was not too bad. We could have done with some challenge of the dark mutterings about "disturbing revelations" from the documents though. I was interested in McPhadden's description of the tumult at the AGU and their desire for public trust. It seems to me that while they allow Chris Mooney to use their organisation in the way they do, they are going to be seen as a political organisation rather than a scientific one. Mooney to me looks like another AGU accident waiting to happen. That being the case, it will interesting to see how the AGU responds to the Gleick affair.

The audio is attached below.


Update on Feb 24, 2012 by Registered CommenterBishop Hill

In the comments I am advised that Mooney resigned from the AGU some time ago, although  his replacement, Susan Joy Hassol, doesn't look much better.

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