20 Jun '11, 5am

Climate change denial and the abuse of peer review

Climate change denial and the abuse of peer review Posted on 20 June 2011 by John Cook Reposted from The Conversation . This is the sixth part in a two-week series Clearing up the Climate Debate . CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Professor Stephan Lewandowsky holds “sceptics” accountable for their subversion of the peer review process. On 20 April 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and creating the largest oil spill in history. When President Obama sought to hold the corporation accountable by creating a $20B damage fund, this provoked Republican Congressman from Texas Joe Barton to issue a public apology. An apology not to the people affected by the oil spill … but to BP. In a peculiar inversion of ethics, Barton called the President’s measures a “shakedown ”, finding it a “tragedy in the first proportion” that a corporation should be hel...

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