‘Safe AGU’ plan adopted for #AGU17 meeting or The sad case of Dr. Sarah Myhre, part 2

This is interesting. Given the recent political climate of harassers being forced to step down, I wonder if AGU will retroactively remove any AGU members who have harassed in the past?

Safe AGU: Ethics, Response to Harassment, and Work-Climate Related Events

This year AGU’s Board adopted an updated Ethics Policy. This policy takes a much stronger stance against harassment by including it in the definition of research misconduct and expanding its application to AGU members, staff, volunteers, and non-members participating in AGU-sponsored programs and activities including AGU Honors and Awards, and governance. The purpose of these updates is to address persistent ongoing issues of harassment, discrimination, and bullying within the sciences.

At Fall Meeting, AGU staff who are wearing “Safe AGU” buttons are trained to assist you if you need to report a harassment or other safety/security issue. Source

Then there’s this:

AGU Meetings Code of Conduct

AGU meetings, open to AGU members and those interested in the geosciences, are among the most respected scientific meetings in the Earth and space science community. AGU is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AGU staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AGU staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this AGU Meetings Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies to all AGU meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AGU but held in conjunction with AGU events, in public or private facilities.

In addition, AGU members and authors of AGU publications must adhere to the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy.

Expected Behavior

  • All participants, attendees, AGU staff, and vendors are treated with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Avoid personal attacks directed toward other attendees, participants, AGU staff, and suppliers/vendors.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert AGU staff if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
  • Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, AGU contracted facility, or any other venue.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated.
  • Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AGU staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AGU staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Recording or taking photography of another individual’s presentation without the explicit permission of AGU is not allowed.
  • Disruption of talks at oral or poster sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by AGU at the meeting venue, hotels, or other AGU-contracted facilities.


  • Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
  • AGU staff (or their designee) or security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund.
  • AGU reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.
  • Other consequences as set forth in the AGU Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy, as applicable.

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

  • If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior, please immediately notify an AGU staff member or AGU volunteer in a leadership position. AGU staff who are wearing “Safe AGU” buttons are trained to assist you if you need to report a harassment or other safety/security issue.
  • Notification should be done by contacting an AGU staff person on site or by emailing your concern to lparr@agu.org.
  • Anyone experiencing or witnessing behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety is advised to contact 911 and locate a house phone and ask for security.

Source: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/agu-meetings-code-of-conduct/

I’ve been an AGU member in good standing for several years. I’ve attended both as a presenter, as well as a representative of the media, since I run the most-read website on climate change in the world and also have traditional media ties with our local newspaper, radio, and TV station. I’ve sat in on meetings where I was just feet away from people who have serially denigrated me in public and at AGU meetings as part of their talks:

Climate Science Under Legal Attack – Scientists Tell their stories. L-R Naomi Oreskes, Jeff Ruch (PEER), Kevin Trenberth, Michael Mann, Andrew Dessler, Ben Santer at AGU 2013

Yet, I never once said anything derogatory [at the meeting or to attendees while there], or done anything to cause AGU to want to evict me from a meeting or the conference. The worst I can say I’ve done was take photos to share (something you’ll find all over the place on Twitter from AGU attendees) and I was singled out and told not to do it any more, leaving me to photograph and report on the hallways and the beer giveaways and the “big oil funding” for AGU.

I’m not at AGU this year, as I have been in years past, mainly because it is in New Orleans this year while Moscone Center in San Francisco is being renovated. It will return there next year, as will I. I’m probably one of the few people not fond of New Orleans, because I’m just not into the partying-drinking-beading-voodoo scene the city embraces. From my view, it’s a city about as far from science as you could possibly imagine. The choice of city seemed ridiculous to me for a science convention, so I wanted no part of it. It also seemed very expensive compared to previous AGU meetings, so I couldn’t see asking readers for help in sending me there as I’ve done in years past Note: we have no “big oil” or “Koch Brothers budget” as critics love to claim.

On the plus side, as Gavin Schmidt points out, there doesn’t seem to be any climate skeptics presenting this year. So they likely won’t get harassed in person.

I pointed out to Dr. Schmidt on Twitter that I’ve attended and presented on years past, but chose not to attend this year. No response. It’s a fair point to ask if part of the reason is that “red team” members don’t feel welcome, or perhaps they submitted talks, papers, and posters, but were rejected?

Meanwhile, Dr. Sarah Myhre, who is giving a talk at AGU17 (or as she calls it, a “show”) on has these things to say:

I would say that’s “unwelcome and unwanted”, to use AGU’s terms. She’s using labels where I did not in the article I wrote about her saying this about Dr. Judith Curry.

She seemed not to like the factual reporting in that article, probably because she has this viewpoint:

I replied to the tweet where she labeled me with this:

I was immediately rewarded with this:


Sadly, it seems she doesn’t like it when her own issues with labeling and bullying are pointed out in public, but she seems perfectly OK with labeling and bullying others, which suggests to me that she believes she has the moral high-ground.

It will be interesting to see what she says during her AGU “show” and what if anything AGU will do about it if she violates the new “Safe AGU” standards set forth. It almost makes me wish I was there, almost.


189 thoughts on “‘Safe AGU’ plan adopted for #AGU17 meeting or The sad case of Dr. Sarah Myhre, part 2

    • Unfortunately if there is no one there to be offended by and complain about her potential bullying/harassing/demeaning/antisocial remarks, then it will never have happened.
      The first caveat is that someone there must be offended by the remark before it is an issue.

      • I’m sure the meeting will go quite smoothly. Just as smoothly as the sessions of any Politburo, elsewhere in the world. (Or the 1938 Reichstag sessions, for that matter.)

        Freedom is just too darn messy for these creatures.

      • I only wish that I was being facetious. However several AGW extremists have already declared that any FOIA request is nothing more than harassment.

      • The literal fact is, …… a claim of harassment, …. any form of harassment, …….. has nothing whatsoever to do with “what is said” , ……. but everything to do with “who said it”.

    • UK Telegraph assessment of the Jone’s refusal to hand-over raw data.

      “They have come up with every possible excuse for concealing the background data on which their findings and temperature records were based.

      This in itself has become a major scandal, not least Dr Jones’s refusal to release the basic data from which the CRU derives its hugely influential temperature record, which culminated last summer in his startling claim that much of the data from all over the world had simply got “lost”. Most incriminating of all are the emails in which scientists are advised to delete large chunks of data, which, when this is done after receipt of a freedom of information request, is a criminal offence. ”
      source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/6679082/Climate-change-this-is-the-worst-scientific-scandal-of-our-generation.html

      This specific set of scientific breakdown emails from Jones is what lead me to realize how corrupt climate science had become in 2013.

      • Surely if the raw data is lost then how can one say that any conclusions drawn are valid?
        One could say anything and then claim you lost the basic data. Maybe the moon is made from green cheese, but I just lost the samples!

      • “Feminist” has morphed into “misandrist,” Joel. I should have said that decades ago. I just chalked it up to “man-hater” at the time.

      • Syllogism ala Sarah Myhre:

        Denialism and mysogyny go together
        Judith Curry is absolutely a climate denier
        Therefore Judith Curry is a mysogynist.

        There. That makes sense, doesn’t it.

        Sarah Myhre logics that Judith Curry is biased against herself on account of her own gender.

        I wonder what Sarah is going to do when she is finally faced with the fact that her “denialism” is actually the conclusion from physically valid critical reasoning.

        For the sake of her own philosophical consistency, she will have to then conclude that mysogyny is logically valid.

        Happy trails, Sarah.

  1. According to Myhre, disagreeing with her is the equivalent of attacking all women in science.
    She certainly has a high opinion of herself.

    • Or she just can’t see the fallacy of generalizing her bad experiences to all who disagree with her. Such lack of self-knowledge and self-restraint is tragic because it inhibits growth and gaining wisdom.

      • Not “… her bad experiences …” It is her politicized, make-believe “experiences.”

        On the face of it, her claims of abuse by, presumably male, superiors and colleagues, especially claims of rape, are false. Has anybody asked her for documentation of her outrageous claims?

        If she is the face of clisci, they have already lost the argument.

  2. Miss Sarah Myhre wrote:
    “I have been assaulted, raped, harassed, demeaned, belittled, and threatened on the job. That is right. Every single professional gig that you might read on my CV comes with a litany of backstories of abuse and violence.”

    So in that statement she has called all her past male co-workers, male co-PostDocs, and male mentor/professors rapists and abusers. No wonder they must deeply dislike her with intensity. Walking around with a chip on your shoulder, an ideological axe to constantly grind and then, throwing abuser labels on past professional relations is a sure way to get no one to collaborate with you.

    As I called her before, “Behind her face is a soul-less, empty shell.” I stand by those words.

    Joel O’Bryan, PhD

    • … harassed, demeaned, belittled …

      There are some real jerks out there. That much is true. It also seems to me that some folks think that doing a post graduate degree is some kind of competitive endeavour where they have to shut down others in order to succeed. In any event, I have been hearing stories from my young friends that I never heard (or personally experienced) when I was a pup.

      Having acknowledged the above, there is also the issue that normal supervision will cause tears. It often goes something like this:

      Your contributions to the department are welcome and valuable. That said, if you don’t pull up your socks and grind out some publications, you stand no chance of ever getting a tenure track job.

      Normally those words are spoken to someone who is already working their buns off. It’s rough and I suppose that some overly sensitive souls might call it belittling, demeaning, harassment but it isn’t.

      • The thing that is scary these days for PI’s is if someone like her (Miss Myhre) on their team gets criticized for their work, then all of a sudden that person “remembers” an off-color comment or joke that was made by someone on the team months or years earlier. It may not have even been directed at that now-triggered person. Suddenly that must-get-done grant application or paper for a grant deadline gets shoved to the back burner to deal with a harassment investigation.

        And the harassment complaint processes at most universities are now in a shoot first, ask questions later mode.In the past, their were usually quiet, informal queries before anything formal was started. Not today. Not anymore.

      • And Commie,
        Miss Myhre just didn’t say, “harassed, demeaned, and belittled…” and leave it at that. Those I totally get and would not surprise me.
        But she starts out with saying, “Assault, rape.” Those are felony crimes in anyone’s jurisdiction. Those aren’t just career-enders, they’re prison-possible allegations.

        And to throw them out shotgun-style like that at all your past bosses, professors, and fellow post-docs and grad students??? Who in their right mind, male or female, would ever want to work with her in the future?

    • Why isn’t she calling those people out on twitter instead of attacking the likes of WUWT and Judith Curry?

      • I got off Twitter last June. Deleted my account.
        Tweeting has become nothing but a flame venue where anonymous and/or unverified twitter accounts with likely fake names can hurl out whatever they want under the near-safety of anonymity.

        My account was my name (as it is here at WUWT) and my bio was authentic. I got so many incredulous trolls who couldn’t believe that someone with a real science PhD could actually think that most of Climate Change has become nothing but a hustle for money and reputation, politically and scientifically.

        The biggest problem with Twitter is there is little to no accountability from tweets that thousands can see. At least when Trump (or other verified account) sends out a tweet, you know who it is, and you can judge them accordingly. Twitter won’t survive IMO unless it can fix the unverified accounts problem whereby there are likely huge numbers of auto-troll-bot accounts to try to swing opinion.

      • People like her communicate in a manner that can be interpreted a few different ways. “…and threatened on the job” can be seen as separate from the first five listed offences that my or may not have occurred on the job.

        It could also be that all six of the offences occurred during the same incident.

        “Every single professional gig that you MIGHT read on my CV comes with a litany of backstories of abuse and violence.” Notice the qualifier “might”. (If someone feels a need to exaggerate in order to make their point then they must feel that something is wrong with their point.)

      • Will she name names?

        The whole SJW meme is now that those wronged must speak out. The sisters will stand with you!

      • DonM,

        still her broad-brush, “Assault, rape..” and “Every single professional gig that you might read on my CV” is a slander to all those on her CV.

        The woman is deranged, unhinged. That’s the only rational conclusion. Anyone who would work with her after that knd of accusation would have to be nuts as well.

    • >>>>“I have been assaulted, raped, harassed, demeaned, belittled, and threatened on the job. That is right. Every single professional gig that you might read on my CV comes with a litany of backstories of abuse and violence.” <<<<

      Dismissing the above as statistically highly improbable, the obvious question is WHY?? Time to look in te mirror Miss Myre.

      • Its a threat if you’re considering making unfavorable comments about her work. That last idiotic tweet gives it away. You’re counter arguments hold no weight because you’re a white- male denier arguing against a female minority (I’m guessing she identifies as afro-american).

      • “Why”? Because she has defined every action she disagrees with or disapproves of as hostile, etc, etc. When you define yourself as the only arbitrator of morality, you can call every other person out there evil, accuse them of attacking you, etc. It’s delusional, of course, but quite common in the AGW group.

    • ““I have been assaulted, raped, harassed, demeaned, belittled, and threatened on the job. That is right. Every single professional gig that you might read on my CV comes with a litany of backstories of abuse and violence.””

      Now correct me if I’m wrong but Myhre is firmly in the Church of AGW – as such I can’t imagine she has worked with sceptics at all.

      So her accusations would seem pointedly addressed at the priests of AGW and her fellow true believers… No?

      Maybe we should encourage her to go to the courts and make her accusations formal? It could clear the room of a few of the more egregious priests of AGW. :D

    • Ah, good, the AGU is finally taking ethics seriously. I assume that means they will immediately take measures to expel and censure Dr. Peter Glieck for his lack of ethics and criminal conduct when he stole the identity of a Heartland board member, used that stolen identity to steal confidential documents from Heartland and even forged a “strategy memo” to punch up the newsworthiness of the mundane material he stole before sending the entire lot of material to DeSmog blog and other alarmist sites, claiming that now “we” (the “team”, the “cause” the “savers of the planet” now had their very own “deniergate” document dump, as if that was going to magically shut down the real debate over the flawed consensus peddled by the IPCC). And he did all this after he was selected as the chair of the AGU ethics committee, as well as being chosen to direct a non-profit that advises on public policy in K-12 education.

      C’mon, AGU, it has been several years, and action against Glieck is long overdue. Kick this loser to the curb. Or, otherwise, just continue acting in the same partisan, leftist, apologist way that you have been for many years on behalf of unscientific climate alarmism, rent-seeking, grant padding, academia funding creation of useless public hysteria.

      I, for one, have no doubt about which of these two options you’ll choose to follow. But I make this suggestion in all earnestness in the hopes that one day you will all wake up and begin acting as scientists and not Scientologists.

    • None of her attackers could be skeptics because she wouldn’t have anything to do with them. She would block them out of her life.

      So, it must be the Alarmists who are wreaking havoc in her life.

    • “A soul-less, empty shell” – I assign this description often to TV-people, mostly women; actually also to Miss Myhre, after reading her statements and seeing her picture.
      I would prefer to not talk like that about others, but I have been too long in the “soul-business”.

    • The photo of him groping that female reporter while she slept is powerful. More than any thousand words any accuser could say or write, that picture sealed his fate. If not resignation at the next election in mud-slinging campaign ads..

      People can and do dismiss spoken and written words. Each of us bring our own bias to what we give credit to, what we dismiss, what we are open to accept. Words are cheap. They are often exaggerated, half-truths with the intent to deceive, and sometimes they are bald-faced lies.

      But pictures…

  3. Rules of good behaviour seem to be for those who respect academic discussion and real science. Advocates and rent seekers have only one rule “there are no rules in climate fight club”.

    • They do believe in rules. But these are rules that only the other side has to abide by.
      These rules are capricious and arbitrary and subject to change without any notice whatsoever. Even change retro-actively.

  4. I see Dr. M@nn in the picture above. I wonder how long it will be before someone comes along with a complaint about him. He is certainly guilty about a lot of the guidelines above, including shouting Fire in a crowded theatre in his testimony to Congress last spring when he claimed that ‘Cattle are being burned alive’ from attribution related to CAGW. What a Sad joke M@nn has become.

    While I am a bit discouraged about the new low quality of complaints designed to destroy some men’s careers such as Charlie Rose (a real hit job), I wouldn’t mind seeing Michael M@nn getting smeared with some of his own medicine. He would be as deserving as any of the real molesters, having smeared so many people himself with apparent impunity. What goes around will come around, and Mickey M@nn will get his reward, and it won’t be a Nobel prize.

  5. I don’t see how these “safe spaces” are going to work…
    No one has even seen a bigger cat fight than two people…with opposing papers….argue their cases…face to face

  6. Climate Alarmist Sarah E. Myhre
    Sarah Myhre claims that:

    ”She listens, insists on diversity, wants you to ask a lot of questions, puts people above profits but is not anti-any-business, sees the personal/professional/political soul of people as inseparable and will tell you the truth, even if it’s not what you want to hear.

    At first I posted:

    Thanks #Sarah #Myhre for implicitly acknowledging your #bullying ad #hominem #attack by deleting your tweet calling #Judith #Curry a #climate #Denier #contrarian and #irresponsible @SarahEMyhre @curryja @Revkin @Watts @JacquelynGill @HouseScience @ourwarmregards @past_is_future

    But now Sarah Myhre appears as thin skinned as Michael Mann. After responding to Judith Curry’s Girl’s Rules, @SarahEMyhre blocked me just as she did Anthony Watts see above. Thus

    Sadly #Sarah #Myhre now rejects #criticism, #abhors the #scientific #method, refuses #challenges to her #science, & #hides behind #Michael #Mann’s #climate #alarms by blocking me “from following @SarahEMyhre and viewing @SarahEMyhre’s Tweets” after posting bit.ly/2iVd35z ” here.
    Dare climate scientist Sarah Mhyre address facts challenging her alarms or models?
    As Anthony Watts, I had also just posted:

    The #Science gauntlet was thrown down by mamma #grizzley #Judith #Curry. Will #climate #science #cub @SarahEMhyre rise to or resign from her #scientific challenge? Or descend to ad #hominem & hide in her #Cargo #Cult @Revkin @curryja @JacquelynGill @HouseScience @ourwarmregards

    and posted:

    Grizley @CurryJA’s ‘check’ “It is extremely difficult to untangle #internal from forced #variability. Issues…yet to be resolved” Can 29 citations save climate cub @SarahEMyhre? http://bit.ly/2BalTap http://bit.ly/2yfzU1c @Revkin @JacquelynGill @HouseScience @past_is_future

    Note previous posts: Dec 7

    With her denigration of Judith Curry’s professional abilities and expertise, does Sarah Myhre even understand the #definition or recognize the #legal consequences of public #Libel in her posts? See #Defamation #Law @sarahemyhre @curryja https://www.hg.org/defamation.html

    Dec 7th

    Dr. Sarah Myhre Why imply but no objective statistical evidence that #hurricanes linked to #global warming aka “climate”? http://bit.ly/2nECE8n Do you use UNFCCC’s equivocation of defining “climate change” as due to human activity? http://bit.ly/1FrRn8W @SarahEMyhre @curryja https://twitter.com/SarahEMyhre/status/938825191475462144

    Dec 7th

    Myhre you accuse “denial”! What has Prof Judith Curry denied? She clarified #scientific facts on #uncertainties. #Global #climate #models have obvious severe #Type #B #systematic #uncertainties See #BIPM’s #GUM @SarahEMyhre @CurryJA http://bit.ly/2npDUqc http://bit.ly/2zZ7lXo https://twitter.com/SarahEMyhre/status/938910433548804097

    Dec. 7th

    Will Dr. #Sarah #Myhre dare apply #Feynman’s high standard of #scientific #integrity and examine ALL the data and ALL possible explanations for it by professionally examining #Judith #Curry’s scientific #testimony on #Climate #Change? @SarahEMyhre @curryja http://calteches.library.caltech.edu/51/2/CargoCult.pdfhttps://twitter.com/SarahEMyhre/status/938824304577228801

    Dec. 7

    #Sarah #Myhre cries #misogeny yet #bullies, harming #Feynman’s high #standard of #scientific #integrity. Does she #fear #Climate #Scientist #Judith #Curry’s #uncertainty #truths or to see #global #climate #model #chaotic #failures? @SarahEMyhre @curryja http://bit.ly/1Omih1n

    Or is Sarah Myhre now a misandrist? Oxford Dictionary

    “A misogynist is a person who hates women. A person who hates men can be described as a misandrist, and the corresponding noun is misandry. But however prevalent the attitudes described by these words may be, the words themselves aren’t common.”

    • Ms Myhre is a triggered snowflake getting the attention she apparently craves. People may gather to listen to her talk at AGU17 out of morbid curiosity. But few if any who are aware of what’s she’s said about others she has worked with in the past are going to want to work with her in the future.

      • No problem, she’ll just label such unwelcome and unwanted ostracism as further harassment. :|

        And when everybody gets sick of listening and starts ignoring her, well that’s harassment, too!

    • David, thank you, thank you, thank you. I had a picture in my mind of her and other man-haters staring down men on the sidewalk.

      But … “MISANDRIST” is earth shattering; I hope it gains wide adoption among the victims of official censure by government and semi-official bodies for normal social interactions.

    • joelobryan and David Fare Thanks.
      I wonder if Ms Myhre would welcome scientific criticism of her work, such as that Robert Hooke wrote against Isaac Newton? Does not the exchanges of Newton and Hook show the foundations of the scientific method? Or do famed climate scientists now get a pass on having to withstand vigorous critique?

      • climate change science can not with stand vigorous criticism.
        – The models are pseudoscience confirmation bias output machines.
        – The surface temperature instrumental record sets are riddled with dubious adjustments and infills that in any other field would have been censured and rejected long ago.
        Real science can withstand harsh, vigorous criticism. The kind Einstein was subjected to for 30 years until the consensus scientists died off. The kind of withering criticism plate tectonics emerged from. And stomach ulcers as an infectious disease pathology. And many other examples in modern times.

        Inability to withstand criticism is why climateers have turned to the consensus logical fallacy in the attempt to shut-down debate on their pseudoscience.

      • David L. Hagan,
        You have read through the Climate Gate emails? (They seem to be slowly disappearing from being findable/searchable on the internet.)

        I was mostly disinterested, passive acceptor of the climate change science, until one day a Post-Doc asked me if I’d read or heard about the Climate Gate emails.
        I told him I’d heard of them, but never read them.

        Not really anything to do with my field, and I was very busy at the time. Well when I did finally get around to read them, I saw they were from the some of the Big Names in climate science field. Eye opening. And they were abhorrent from any ethical scientific standpoint. Then I came to understand what Dr Michael Crichton was warning about 10 years earlier.

        The Climate Gate emails made me dig deeper into what the whole Climate Change thing and what the IPCC ARs were all about. I learned the language of the field, read the methods, studied the data sets, did some of my own Excel work. And read a lot of papers in the journals. And I found WUWT around 2013.

        So yes, Climate science has become politicized. The Big Name Climate Scientists get a pass because they do Pal reviews and politically like-minded journal editors abet them to get published. The similarly like-minded Liberal media not only gives the climateers a pass, they employ science-journalists to write deceptive stories (Romm Borenstein, etc). And we just finished 8 years of a US President who claimed he could roll back the seas and heal the planet with climate policies which were nothing but a Trojan Horse for socialism and power. Pure junkscience. Pure political power.

      • Not only the pal review, accommodating editors and biased media, Joel. Climate Scientists do not criticize one another, or one another’s work. They are corrupt.

        They also invariably, and in a body, vociferously criticize the work of skeptics.

        On the other hand, skeptical scientists have professional integrity. They criticize whatever they think is wrong — whether the work of skeptical colleagues or the work of the AGW priesthood.

        As a consequence, skeptical scientists are always criticized, and AGW priests rarely.

        To an outside observer, most especially to an eager media hypster, the unbalanced criticism makes it look like skeptical scientists produce comparatively bad work. So, they are dismissed, ignored, and generally disrespected.

      • David,

        Try finding and searching and reading the Climate Gate emails from just a Google search. The Climate Gate emails are slowly being buried from public viewing on the internet.

        Maybe it’s a time filter thing in Google searches, or that it is more an intentional effort for the internet to forget things that are inconvenient to the Liberal religion. Unsure.

        But somehow, scientists as real skeptics must ensure those climate gate emails remain accessible for the next generation of scientists to read and understand how a few individuals were able to destroy the reputation of science in the early 21st Century.

        Phil Jones and his accomplices must bear the weight of history’s judgement for their science crimes.

      • Sheri,
        No doubt. Even Dr. Gavin Schmidt ( @climateofgavin , NASA/GISS) doesn’t block twitter critics unless they become profane or belligerent. Simply expressing reasoned intellectual criticism (emphasis on “reasoned”) should not get a real scientist to block anyone. He never blocked me when I tweeted back to him reasoned critiques. Gavin does try to reach a broad audience. I give him that. He does not seem to block at the slightest dissent. There is hope for that one. But he still does employ and use the highly altered temperature records to foist the climate hustle on the public.

        I think a guy like Gavin and I could be friends if it were just particle physics or condensed matter physics topics. But the politicized nature of climate science means we are separated by deep biases that prevent that. Two white guys divided. And it is even tougher for the women and minorities, unless they conform to the Left’s gender and race identity roles. One day, the Left’s identity politics will be their downfall. But not today. The Left is riding that horse for all they can get.

  7. “From my view, [New Orleans is] a city about as far from science as you could possibly imagine.”

    I am not that sure that San Francisco is all that close to science either.

    • Humanity has always been plagued by those who create such restrictions as this “AGU Code”, but never before have they been so exposed to the general public.
      The internet has changed everything, which is why we see the petty tyrants acting up across the cultural spectrum of the free world.
      They know that they must fight back and think that they are enlisting cohorts for a final victory, but they are only arming a determined opposition and strengthening their resolve.

      • From the information contained in your post, you certainly have grounds to file a complaint based on their policy.
        Your comments well describe the harassment directed toward you; was that also filed as an official complaint by an AGU member? (My apologies if you mentioned this in your post and I missed it.)

      • “But you are not a scientific feminist.”

        Ahh, but he could “identify” as one if he wished to.. ;-)

      • I did not scour the policy, but I saw nothing about reporting time limits under:

        4. Procedure
        (a) Reporting an Allegation

    • Dave Fair, I agree that it’s not clear whom the rules are designed to protect. The specifics talk about gender and sexual preference diversity, saying nothing about those who might disagree with the consensus. All the stuff about about staff members wearing buttons would indicate that the whole idea may be to protect consensus mavens from unpleasant opinions – like the silly stuff you read about safe zones in college where one is protected from unwelcome opinion.

      Wasn’t there a recent case where a high profile case of harassment of a climate skeptic was condemned by a scientific association and new policies writt

  8. “Consequences
    – Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
    – AGU staff (or their designee) or security may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund.
    – AGU reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.”

    There is huge latitude in how the above can b interpreted especially if the subject is political or emotive as opposed to scientific, or rather subjective as opposed to objective. I recall this incident:
    Labour conference 2005 – Stewards manhandling an elderly man who heckles Jack Straw over Iraq

  9. Dr. Sarah Myhre obviously believes in the 97% consensus, as she apparently has failed to delve into details of the actual science of climate change.

    … just a suspicion I have.

  10. The annual AGU meeting is but one of many science meetings each year that discuss climate issues. This particular venue includes all aspects of member topic areas and has multiple simultaneous sessions. Not attending is not essential, as it is published papers and weblog posts that are much more effective at communicating.

    That potential members of the “red team” are not attending is irrelevant.

  11. She says that “denialism and misogyny go together”. Then she says she’s been severely discriminated against in her field…..one that she would say has very few “deniers”. Evidently, she doesn’t see the contradiction. Too bad we wont get a report on her “climate for SJW’s” presentation at AGU

    • Yeah, and you had IPCC chair and consensus-builder Pachauri busted for sexual harassment. Where are all of the deniers in trouble?

    • Her “denialism and misogyny” statement is just another attempt to shutdown debate that her field cannot withstand.
      It’s no different than when Obama’s surrogates used the race card in politics to shut down dissent and disagreement on policy grounds.

  12. Anthony, I ‘aged out’ of the desire to party in N.O. a long time ago, but I still enjoy going there, primarily for the FOOD. Also, you can’t beat the jazz musicians, particularly at Preservation Hall. You are selling the city short. OTOH, I dislike SF with a passion. I don’t like the food, and it has absolutely nothing else going for it.

    To each his own, I guess.

  13. Safe AGU? Adults need safety monitors and safe spaces to keep their feelings from being hurt? Do the safe spaces have Care Bears to soothe you? This is a conference for adults?

    Seems that expecting educated adults to act in a civilized manner is a bit much.

  14. The red team prb’ly doesn’t suck up, then waste taxpayer money as efficiently as the cultural Marxist-propagandists. Calling Myhre, Schmidt, Mann et al scientists would be a misnomer.

  15. Another really good reason for not having a Twit account, or FaceTube, or MyFace, or any other of the cesspool of “social” media.

    And, no, I don’t even have a cell phone. I see way too many people letting some robot do all their thinking for them. It is personal preference to own all of my mistakes.



    • Vlad, I recently discovered how vile, evil, disgusting, the cesspool of Twitter is. You are so correct, yet parents are allowing their children access to this sewer. And we also (I am guilty) are guilty of swimming in that sewer. I do not have a Twitter account but will check out someone through linking to their account through the internet.

  16. Terms that used to have meanings until liberals, progressives, man-made climate believers got a hold of them. Denier, racist, hater, harassment hater, facts, data, bigot, dialogue, debate, etc.

  17. If you need a code of ethics to ensure equality and fairness what does it say about the organisation?

    • The code of ethics is the latest craze and fad. It is the same a mission statements that were the rage several years ago. The thing is if you do not have a fountain to start from how do you come up with a code of ethics. If the leaders of an organization are participating and engaging in unacceptable behavior how can they write the ethics for others..

      • True story:

        I took over a company that had just completed a very expensive and comprehensive company vision statement and goals and objectives exercise between the old CEO/GM, upper management and the board of directors, all guided by a highly-regarded consulting company.

        The vision, mission statement and goals and objectives were typed out on large sheets of flip chart-style paper. Those sheets were taped up along two long walls of the company’s large board room/training room for all to see.

        The first meeting I had with all the department heads and senior management, I walked along the walls and tore down and crumpled up all those expensive sheets that depicted the detailed mission statement and goals and objectives and threw them around the room.

        The managers were aghast. Weeks of work by the board, management and expensive consultants trashed by some new yahoo.

        I told them then that there were only three (3) things they needed to know and follow:

        1) Have fun.
        2) Make money.
        3) Act responsibly.

        Over the following years I educated all the employees on what those three meant in practical terms and how they were interrelated. The employees that failed to get the message voted themselves off the island in various ways.

        At that electric utility, working with motivated people, I lowered rates by over 20%.

        All the wannabes can kiss my a*s.

  18. I visited her twitter account. Is professionalism totally gone from our colleges and society? The F bomb is dropped, people can go to hell that disagree with her and her minions. There are some angry people out there that need to exercise some self control. They accuse us deniers of trying to steal the harassment issue from them and they will not allow that. There is total lack of self awareness by so many people out there.

  19. I wonder what she’ll be packing for the event?

    Gunga Din December 9, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I rage-walk from the bus to day care to work to the grocery store and I stare down every man on the street, silently shaming him with my eyes. It is a game I play through these rage-soaked days.

    She’s probably just miffed because, for some reason, no one wanted to offer her his seat on the bus.

  20. A revised code of ethics—because there weren’t any in the first place at AGU. Peter Gleick chaired AGU’s scientific ethics committee at same time as he forged fake Heartland Institute documents. Now the revised code protects snowflakes from skeptics while harassing scum like Myhre and Mann (both with respect to Dr. Judith Curry) continue to get a free pass. Thanks for showing your true colors, AGU.

    • Indeed, how can the AGU ever recover from the embarrassment of having the chairman of their “new task force on scientific ethics and integrity” get caught pretexting and (it appears) forging a document?

  21. Does lining the lot of them up against a wall and spraying machine gun fire along it in long chattering bursts whilst laughing like a maniac and screaming “Say hello to my leetle friend!” count?

  22. ” AGU staff who are wearing “Safe AGU” buttons ”

    They left out they would also be wearing brown shirts, a Sam Browne belt and jack boots.

  23. AGU:
    “You look pretty today.”

    “You dirty Denier, we are going to humiliate you!”
    … OKAY.

  24. The “claim” of being offended by something is proof that an “assault” happened?
    Guilty until proven innocent. If one is offended by (or just chooses to be be offended by) something you do, you are guilty. As I said before (and was the takeaway from my local governments “Sexual Harassment” training), to offend is indefensible!

    That “rage walking” quote above is what Dr. Sarah Myhre wrote. It seems to me that every man she passed has a case against her.

    • Well yes,

      She clearly claims she is trying to perturb (shame) without cause (‘cept being a man).

      She rage walked to Day Care … Did she try to shame the dad that was leaving after dropping off his kid?

      People near her put up with this kind of crap?

      • With behavior like that, is it any surprise that she’s encountered a “hostile work environment” at every job she’s ever had?

  25. Dr Sarah will not be censured no matter what she says. She’s in the untouchable club. Entitlement is is a very broad, encompassing and enabling feature. Moreover she is also a prime member of the ‘Diversity’ cast and has broken through the glass ceiling On both counts its open season on wrong thinking deplorables like you and I, Anthony. With her tweet, she shows that this AGU policy wasn’t intended for her.

  26. “Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in *** any form *** will not be tolerated.”
    “… verbal abuse of any [person]”
    “Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to …”
    That’s all that is needed. Whenever a skepticon dares to speak, it will be immediately branded by everyone as a harasser and intimidator giving verbal abuse. And the AGU bouncers will immediately come and chuck him out onto the grimy Nawlins sidewalks. Know your place peasants!

  27. Yeah, I’m sure the definitions of “harassment”, “intimidation”, and “discrimination” can be quite broad.

    By not entertaining my beliefs, you are discriminating against my beliefs.
    By asking me logical questions about my beliefs, you are harassing me.
    By suggesting that I need to do further research on exact data concerning my beliefs, you are intimidating me.

    It’s so easy to twist a broad term into a specific application. I’ve seen it done recently, to someone I know, and it is an insidious, devious, underhanded tactic that has every appearance of proper protocol.

    • I’ve been told several times by company lawyers, that offensive actions are defined as anything that offends a women.
      In other words, you can’t know if your behavior is criminally liable until after the fact.
      No wonder so many men choose to not associate with women at the work place.

      • SSshhh!
        I love my wife and she loves me.
        I’m sure I’ve offended her oodles of times. I do try to be honest with myself in such matters.
        (And she’s always there to remind me when I’m not.)
        But I need some work in knowing what will offend her before she has been offended.
        If she reads this, she could send me up for life!
        (Well, she already has. But don’t tell her that! 8-)

      • I suspect it won’t be long before we start hearing about how “workplace ostracism is the new harassment”. You just can’t win with these people.

    • About this quote:

      “ I rage silently in my lipstick and heels, dressing as powerfully and sexually I can–as if to say, “try it on me motherfuckers”. I rage-walk from the bus to day care to work to the grocery store and I stare down every man on the street, silently shaming him with my eyes.”

      … and the person who wrote this has degrees in biology and matters of the animal kingdom.

      Why not be more specific in such a decree. Something like this:

      I rage irrationally in my delusions of mind-over-body, dressing like a whore, signalling my sexuality as much as I can legally get away with — as if to say, “nonverbal communication is an illusion, you motherfuckers”, … “visual cues are irrelevant”, … “sensory stimuli mean nothing in the light of my grand delusions.”

      Are we now in an era of socially acceptable insanity? I think yes.

  28. Make them live by their own rules. Report them for harassment for every word that they utter, including “a”, “and”, and “the”. Petard, meet self….

  29. I had some minor dealings with Myhre on twitter regarding a “is this global warming?”:joke Ryan Maue made about the snow in the South over the werkend. She called him, yes, a misogynist and denialist, and said that they go together. Her repetition of these tropes reads like Soviet-style propaganda at this point.

  30. “If it’s unwanted or unwelcome it’s harassment” (and see the goons with AGU pins)

    That ethos has slaughtered and interred millions.

  31. “Rules” such as these are to protect the Rulers such as Ms (transgender, transhuman, transnational, transracial) Christine McEntee.

    • Read the rules a Congressional staffer must follow to log a complaint against one of our sterling congress-critters. Mandatory counselling!?!

  32. I wonder if there is not a simpler , perhaps rather sad, explanation for Sara Myrhe’s well publicized grievances against men.
    I noticed from her CV on Linked- in that she once published under the name of “Moffit” , and that she has a child .
    I assume that she is now divorced or separated , and perhaps her attitude is the result of an unhappy marriage , which has left mental scars . Not everyone is blessed with , if not a blissful marriage , then at least a placid one.
    In time the unhappiness will fade and she might even weaken in her extreme views on AGW , which could be just a temporary psychological shield against a world that she believes has treated her badly.

    • The new fad for female hacks is to invoke Misogyny when they are called out for failure.

      Amy Schumer’s bombed special was blamed on the same, Hillary also blamed it on her loss. Well it makes a change from turning on the water works to fend off criticism, I got tired of decades of that ploy being rolled out.

      • @Mark – Helsinki

        Blaming an -ism is nothing new – it’s a long-standing tactic of the left. Racism and sexism have long been blamed the motive for criticism directed at minorities or women.

    • Her comments that she has faced a hostile work environment in every job she has ever held argues against that point.

      • A general rule of thumb is that if you ecperience the same problems time after time and you are the only constant in this, its probably you that is actually causing the problem. Some say it is a little harsh but that is normally an accurate rule to follow.

  33. The sad thing about the bad behavior that we see on Dr. Myhre is that it is present everywhere today. Scientific blogs, political blogs, neighborhood Facebook groups, charity blogs and groups.

  34. “I have been assaulted, raped, harassed, demeaned, belittled, and threatened on the job. That is right. Every single professional gig that you might read on my CV comes with a litany of backstories of abuse and violence.”

    Well, I’ve just taken a look at Dr Myhre’s CV, and I have to say that there isn’t room in it for a “litany” of anything.

    • I think it was noted earlier, but all of her education and limited work experience was in organizations nominally committed to gender equality. If she was raped in those cloistered environs, god knows what depredations she would suffer in the real world.

      I wonder if Seattle Magazine read any of her bile? I doubt it, because there was no mention of her misandry. [God, I love a new word. Meme is getting old.]

  35. This trial by media and accusation is a new ‘witch’ hunt and a lot of liberal people I know are now saying that things are going way too far now. Weinstein in one thing, but some of these allegations like unwanted advances being harassment becomes too much to bear at some point. To make accusations 30-40 years later for the only purpose of damaging someone’s career is opportunistic at best in my books, and perhaps a flat out made up lie by evil forces at worst. Hardly believable now. I hope Moore wins today, just to prove this point that things have gone too far now.

    If it was a serious offence then, then it should have been reported and investigated immediately then. I realize that there can be a lot of jerks out there doing nasty stuff, but we need to realize that these things have to be reported and acted upon immediately. That is the mind set that has to change now. Just like we teach kids about bad stuff and all and telling someone immediately, the same has to apply to all of us now. No more of this me too 10-20 years later. There are many cases of where accusations that led to charges were actually bogus allegations to begin with. This crying wolf for petty snow flake allegations just do serious harm to believability of real victims of assault. Document harassment immediately and report it. This is in the end just setting back women, because who would want to take that chance that you could be convicted in the media and your life/career ruined. If I have a choice now between hiring a male or female in any capacity, including any arms length consultancy, I have to go with male, just because who needs the potential hassle of being ‘accused’ of something especially if you are in a setting that it is a ‘he said-she said’ situation. There are a lot of unhinged women out there too, now emboldened by a lot of this trial by media.

    • Exactly, that’s why the right to a speedy trial is so important. It’s ignored in these “he said she said” cases though…which are being tried in the courtroom of public opinion, not in a real court.

    • We have had this hysterical trial by accusation and memory recall before, usually in concert with various self appointed quack psychologists and spiritual guides, not to mention being driven by the then emergent feminist movement-
      Whilst real child sexual abuse was hushed up and not spoken about in polite circles, this overboarder reaction to that and wanting to see adult life problems as all rooted in earlier molestation created great distress for many innocent parties until Pamela and Peter Freyd stepped up to the plate and a plethora of like stories came to the fore and False Memory Syndrome entered the lexicon as a field requiring serious research.

    • Good post and absolutely right that some of this will rebound on the cause of women for they are defining themselves in some way , not as the equal of men , but as the weaker sex of old. Women are to be given the right to destroy a man’s career on the strength of a regretted liaison. Women are deemed to be unable to cope with alcohol in the same way as a man does.

  36. This is one twisted psycho lady.

    “I rage-walk from the bus to day care to work to the grocery store and I stare down every man on the street, silently shaming him with my eyes. It is a game I play through these rage-soaked days.”

    Her degree is in Ecology. No background in atmospheric science. She is one of those “second-level” climate grant-suckers. They take the wildly inflated climate model data that is tuned to bogussed observational data. Then they feed that garbage in (GI) to their crazy second-order disaster-generating ecology models and exaggerate the situation another order of magnitude. Then they push the garbage out (GO) to the peddlers of fake news (Nat Geo, NYT, Guardian…usual suspects).

    The result… garbage so outlandish that I’m amazed that anybody believes it.

    Pretty funny the other day when she just blocked Judy Curry on Twitter. Covered her ears and went “blah blah blah”

  37. You’re going to LOVE ME! But not without my permission…

    Emotional neediness. Control issues. General disdain directed at anyone with a Y chromosome.

    Carbon, saltpeter, and sulfur. And every man she sees is a lit match.

    • Sheesh, if only electricity grids ran on e-motion who on earth would need nukes?

      Anyhow seems she’s been busy with her ‘world wide network of climate scientists’ –
      View story at Medium.com
      ‘I think we are both witnessing our institutions and colleagues “battening down the hatches” — by that I mean we’re seeing institutions, leaders, and individuals in our community coming forward to make pledges of solidarity for an inclusive, hate-free, safe culture in science.’
      Shukla! Now where have I heard that name before?

      She does kids birthdays by the way if you’re done with the bouncy castle or Ronald MacDonald-

      • Apparently not of the Shukla family at George Mason Univ.

        She has a web site, see http://priyashukla.com/ It notes:

        I received my BS in Environmental Science and Management (Ecology, Biodiversity, & Conservation) and minor in Oceanography from UC Davis, and MS in Ecology from San Diego State University. I have worked as an educator with the Marine Science Institute, and dabbled in policy with San Francisco Baykeeper. I am now the ocean acidifcation technician for the BOAR Research Program at UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory.

        She’s more active on Twitter. https://twitter.com/priyology

      • @Ric

        I am now the ocean acidifcation technician for the BOAR Research Program at UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory.

        Remind me to avoid that place…

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