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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Is there any organization that you know of that ethics-minded scientists have started to counter this viral infection of politics and business interest in the scientific community?
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Mexico City, Mexico
Andrés is the General Coordinator of Centre for Social Analysis, Information and Popular Training (CASIFOP) in Mexico City. He holds full-time tenure at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in the Faculty of Economics, teaching Political Economy and Critical Geopolitics. He has participated in several research projects, in collaboration with social movements, indigenous and workers organizations, as well as several research centres within the UNAM, and with other academic institutions.
Addis Abba, Ethiopia
Dr. Regassa Feyissa, a physiologist and biochemist by training and is a professional in the area of genetic resources conservation and use. He worked as a germplasm conservation manager at the Plant Genetic Resources Center/Ethiopia (PGRC/E), and later as a Director of the Center, promoting the Center to the Institute of Biodiversity. Together with the earlier Director of PGRC/E, Dr. Melaku Worede, he developed the scientific basis for on-farm/ in situ conservation and enhancement as well as strategies for linking off-farm/ex situ and in situ systems for farmers' varieties (landraces), and for restoring the displaced genetic diversity. He is the founder and the Executive Director of Ethio-Organic Seed Action (EOSA), a technical NGO working on sustainable Agrobiodiversity management and use. He is also a winner of the Slow Food Award for the defense of Biodiversity.
Yonkers, NY, USA
Dr. Michael Hansen is a researcher and spokesperson for the Consumer Policy Institute, a division of the Consumers Union of the United States (the same organization that publishes Consumer Reports magazine). Hansen currently works on biotechnology issues and has become a visible opponent to genetic engineering in agriculture. Despite his ideological biases, Hansen is frequently quoted by mainstream media outlets as an impartial scientific expert on the subject of mad cow disease. He is also the author of Biotechnology and Milk: Benefit or Threat?
Richmond, South Africa
Mariam Mayet obtained a BA. LLB.LLM from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She is the founder and director of the African Centre for Biosafety, a non-profit organisation, based in Johannesburg South Africa. The ACB provides authoritative, credible, relevant and current information, research and policy analysis on issues pertaining to genetic engineering, biosafety and biopiracy in Africa.
Los Banos, Laguna Philippines
Wilhelmina (Ditdit) R. Pelegrina - with a background in horticulture and environmental sciences...
Ricarda A. Steinbrecher
Dr. Ricarda A. Steinbrecher is a biologist and geneticist. She has specialised in gene regulation since 1982 and has worked as a research scientist in the field of mutational analysis, gene identification and gene therapy in university and hospital settings. Since 1995 she has focused on genetic engineering in food and farming, its risks and potential consequences on health, food security and the environment.She received a first class honours M.Sc. (Dipl.rer.nat.) in biology with a focus on developmental biology at the University of Kiel, Germany and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics with focus on gene regulation at the University of London, UK. She is a member of the Federation of German Scientists and the British Society for Allergy, Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. At present she is Co-Director of EcoNexus, a not-for-profit public interest research organisation based in the UK.
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
IMO the worst fields are: Global Warming, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals.
Other than that I think most fields are way better than those three. Those three are complete frauds most of the time.
Originally posted by audas
Global warming has without doubt been infested with bias as polluters, corporations and right wing government attempt to dilute the undeniable facts of global warming - along with intellectual globules.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
One of the scientists who renounced his position as a member of the IPCC because of this fact was Christopher Landsea.
I know this is wikipedia, but that was the first link to appear in my search, and right now I can't spent a lot of time researching.
After some prolonged deliberation, I have decided to withdraw from participating in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). I am withdrawing because I have come to view the part of the IPCC to which my expertise is relevant as having become politicized. In addition, when I have raised my concerns to the IPCC leadership, their response was simply to dismiss my concerns.
Over the years, as I have learned more about the data and procedures of the IPCC I have found increasing opposition by them to providing explanations, until I have been forced to the conclusion that for significant parts of the work of the IPCC, the data collection and scientific methods employed are unsound. Resistance to all efforts to try and discuss or rectify these problems has convinced me that normal scientific procedures are not only rejected by the IPCC, but that this practice is endemic, and was part of the organisation from the very beginning. I therefore consider that the IPCC is fundamentally corrupt. The only "reform" I could envisage, would be its abolition.
A noted expert in sea level change has accused UN's IPCC panel of falsifying and destroying data (PDF) to support the panel's official conclusion of a rising sea level trend. The accusations include surreptitious substitution of datasets, selective use of data, presenting computer model simulations as physical data, and even the destruction of physical markers which fail to demonstrate sea level rise.
The expert, Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner, also raps the IPCC for their selection of 22 authors of their most recent report on sea level rise (SLR), none of which were sea level specialists. According to Mörner, the authors were chosen to "arrive at a predetermined conclusion" of global warming-induced disaster.
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
Soficrow, Hansen and ethics are two words that don't go together. They are nowhere near in the same universe for that matter. Hansen has been caught at least twice publishing erroneous data just because it justified his claims that "warming is extreme", yet later to find out by the hands of skeptics that the information was erroneous. ....