Climate change and the integrity of science.

@article{Gleick2010ClimateCA,
  title={Climate change and the integrity of science.},
  author={P. Gleick and R. Adams and R. Amasino and E. Anders and D. J. Anderson and W. W. Anderson and L. E. Anselin and M. Arroyo and B. Asfaw and F. Ayala and A. Bax and A. Bebbington and G. Bell and M. V. Bennett and J. Bennetzen and M. Berenbaum and O. B. Berlin and P. Bjorkman and E. Blackburn and J. Blamont and M. Botchan and J. Boyer and E. Boyle and D. Branton and S. Briggs and W. R. Briggs and W. J. Brill and R. Britten and W. Broecker and J. H. Brown and P. Brown and A. T. Brunger and J. Cairns and D. Canfield and S. Carpenter and J. Carrington and A. Cashmore and J. Castilla and A. Cazenave and F. Chapin and A. Ciechanover and D. Clapham and W. C. Clark and R. Clayton and M. Coe and E. Conwell and E. Cowling and R. Cowling and C. Cox and R. Croteau and D. Crothers and P. Crutzen and G. Daily and G. B. Dalrymple and J. Dangl and S. Darst and D. R. Davies and M. Davis and P. V. De Camilli and C. Dean and R. DeFries and J. Deisenhofer and D. Delmer and E. Delong and D. Derosier and T. Diener and R. Dirzo and J. Dixon and M. Donoghue and R. Doolittle and T. Dunne and P. Ehrlich and S. Eisenstadt and T. Eisner and K. Emanuel and S. Englander and W. Ernst and P. Falkowski and G. Feher and J. Ferejohn and A. Fersht and E. H. Fischer and R. Fischer and K. V. Flannery and J. Frank and P. A. Frey and I. Fridovich and C. Frieden and D. Futuyma and W. R. Gardner and C. Garrett and W. Gilbert and R. B. Goldberg and W. Goodenough and C. S. Goodman and M. Goodman and P. Greengard and S. Hake and G. Hammel and S. Hanson and S. C. Harrison and S. R. Hart and D. Hartl and R. Haselkorn and K. Hawkes and J. M. Hayes and B. Hille and T. H{\"o}kfelt and J. House and M. Hout and D. Hunten and I. A. Izquierdo and A. Jagendorf and D. Janzen and R. Jeanloz and C. Jencks and W. Jury and H. Kaback and T. Kailath and P. Kay and S. A. Kay and D. Kennedy and Aphra Kerr and R. Kessler and G. S. Khush and S. Kieffer and P. Kirch and K. Kirk and M. Kivelson and J. Klinman and A. Klug and L. Knopoff and H. Kornberg and J. Kutzbach and J. C. Lagarias and K. Lambeck and A. Landy and C. Langmuir and B. Larkins and X. Le Pichon and R. Lenski and E. B. Leopold and S. Levin and M. Levitt and G. Likens and J. Lippincott-Schwartz and L. Lorand and C. Lovejoy and M. Lynch and A. Mabogunje and T. Malone and S. Manabe and J. Marcus and D. S. Massey and J. McWilliams and E. Medina and H. Melosh and D. J. Meltzer and C. D. Michener and E. Miles and H. Mooney and P. Moore and F. Morel and E. Mosley-Thompson and B. Moss and W. Munk and N. Myers and G. B. Nair and J. Nathans and E. Nester and R. Nicoll and R. Novick and J. O'connell and P. Olsen and N. Opdyke and G. Oster and E. Ostrom and N. Pace and R. Paine and R. Palmiter and J. Pedlosky and G. Petsko and G. Pettengill and S. Philander and D. Piperno and T. Pollard and P. Price and P. A. Reichard and B. Reskin and R. Ricklefs and R. Rivest and J. Roberts and A. Romney and M. Rossmann and D. W. Russell and W. Rutter and J. Sabloff and R. Sagdeev and M. Sahlins and A. Salmond and J. Sanes and R. Schekman and J. Schellnhuber and D. Schindler and J. Schmitt and S. Schneider and V. Schramm and R. Sederoff and C. Shatz and F. Sherman and R. Sidman and K. Sieh and E. L. Simons and B. Singer and M. F. Singer and B. Skyrms and N. Sleep and B. D. Smith and S. Snyder and R. Sokal and C. S. Spencer and T. Steitz and K. Strier and T. S{\"u}dhof and S. Taylor and J. Terborgh and D. Thomas and L. Thompson and R. Tjian and M. Turner and S. Uyeda and J. Valentine and J. S. Valentine and J. V. Van Etten and K. V. van Holde and M. Vaughan and S. Verba and P. V. von Hippel and D. Wake and A. Walker and J. Walker and E. Watson and P. Watson and D. Weigel and S. Wessler and M. West-Eberhard and T. White and W. J. Wilson and R. Wolfenden and J. A. Wood and G. Woodwell and H. Wright and C. Wu and C. Wunsch and M. Zoback},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={328 5979},
  pages={
          689-90
        }
}
We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything. When someone says that society should wait until scientists are absolutely certain before taking any action, it is the same as saying society should never take action. For a problem as… Expand
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