More Wikipedia copying from climate critics
Prominent climate science critics copied from Wikipedia again in a 2009 review article, botching the text, again, suggests a new analysis.
George Mason University statistics professors Edward Wegman and Yasmin Said emerged as public figures in a 2006 Congressional investigation of climate scientists, as lead authors of an analysis that indicted climate science. However, following reports in the Deep Climate blog, USA TODAY last year confirmed with plagiarism experts that parts of the report appear cribbed from the same scientists they criticized, and from Wikipedia.
The practice contributed to a retraction of related study earlier this year. And the pair are under investigation by their university, following complaints by University of Massachusetts climate researcher Raymond Bradley, author of Global Warming and Political Intimidation, about his work being stolen.