The Met Office, Britain's national weather service, "has embarked on an urgent exercise to bolster the reputation of climate-change science" in the wake of a whistle-blower's revelation of widespread misconduct by climate scientists.
The problem with the petition as a form is also a problem with the Met Office petition's substance. The purpose of the petition is to shore up scientists' authority by vouching for their integrity. But signing a loyalty oath under pressure from the government is itself a corrupt act. Anyone who signs this petition thereby raises doubts about his own integrity. And once again, the question arises: Why should any layman regard global warmism as credible when the "consensus" rests on political machinations, statistical tricks and efforts to suppress alternative hypotheses?
This is not about climate; this is all about money that will be made from the carbon cap and trade scams which are about to be shoved down the throats of We the People.
When government funds research, you can bet your bottom (worthless) US dollar that the results of that research will conform to what the government wants that outcome should be, no matter how the researchers have to skew the science to get it.