Peter Gleick, a well-known climate scientist and activist, has been caught engaging in a deception that duped the Heartland Institute into revealing how it supported climate skeptics. While many well-meaning scientists are very frustrated about unscrupulous conduct by climate change deniers, I feel that it's essential to maintain a high moral standard and indeed, a transparent scientific standard. Scientists who engage in dishonesty only play into skeptics that assert that the scientific process is filled with dishonesty and fraud. I know that the scientific process is self-correcting and that dishonesty and fraud are not tolerated.
Why and how is the scientific process 'self-correcting'?
Contrast this with an advocacy-based approach adopted by climate-change deniers?