In 2002 I did a short stint as a technology director for a computing company in Bristol, UK. I was working to sell their product to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (Trenberth’s organization) in Boulder, when I did some analysis and realized the product would not meet NCAR’s needs.
I told my boss about this, and he told me to not say anything. He was the #1 salesman in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom, and would say anything to get a product sold.
So I called up NCAR, told them the whole story, and quit my job. Engineers can’t lie. People die if they do. My only regret is that I helped the company get a big grant from the UK government. Taxpayer money down the toilet.