Prominent Climate “Skeptic” Is a Serial Deleter of Inconvenient Data

Some things just beggar belief. Apparently there is this guy Patrick Michaels who is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and the chief editor of the website World Climate Report, he has been given a climate blog at the business magazine Forbes, his articles are frequently re-posted at climate skeptic blogs and 40% of his work is funded by the petroleum industry. And he doesn’t just misrepresent climate research on a regular basis, he even manipulates other scientists’ figures and displays them publicly as if they were the original. For example, he took a figure by James Hansen, deleted two of the three scenarios shown therein and pretended that this was Hansen’s prediction for climate change.

And then climate “skeptics” accuse climate scientists of manipulating data… Read the full story at the indispensable Skeptical Science website.

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