Friday, May 16, 2014

Bengtsson Statement: No "Cover Up" in Climate Science

Lennart Bengtsson put up a statement today on The Times article. He disagrees with it:
Professor Lennart Bengtsson, professorial research fellow at the University of Reading, said:

“I do not believe there is any systematic “cover up” of scientific evidence on climate change or that academics’ work is being “deliberately suppressed”, as The Times front page suggests."
He continues:
"I am worried by a wider trend that science is being gradually being influenced by political views. Policy decisions need to be based on solid fact."
which is a very strange (naive?) thing for a climate scientist who had just joined a political organization to say.

The rest is here.

It will be interesting to see if The Times issues a correction. (Don't hold your breath.)


Dano said...

Too late: the lie is three times around the world before he put his pants on.



tonylearns said...

He was the one that mentioned McCarthy. Seems an odd walk back from pretty horrendous accusation