Climategate is Everywhere! Climate Fraud at SUNY Albany and Queens’ University Belfast
(The following is a special report submitted to Pajamas Express by mathematician Douglas Keenan. We republish some of the article here, which describes a peer-reviewed analysis of academic fraud, originally published in the online journal Energy and Environment.)
by Douglas Keenan
Some of the emails leaked in Climategate discuss my work. Following is a comment on that, and on something more important.
In 2007, I published a peer-reviewed paper alleging that some important research relied upon by the IPCC (for the treatment of urbanization effects) was fraudulent. The emails show that Tom Wigley — one of the most oft-cited climatologists and an extreme warming advocate — thought my paper was valid. They also show that Phil Jones, the head of the Climatic Research Unit, tried to convince the journal editor not to publish my paper.
After my paper was published, the State University of New York — where the research discussed in my paper was conducted — carried out an investigation. During the investigation, I was not interviewed — contrary to the university’s policies, federal regulations, and natural justice. I was allowed to comment on the report of the investigation, before the report’s release.
But I was not allowed to see the report. Truly Kafkaesque.
The report apparently concluded that there was no fraud. The leaked files contain the defense used against my allegation, a defense obviously and strongly contradicted by the documentary record. It is no surprise then that the university still refuses to release the report.
(to read the rest click link above or here.)
The charges of fraudulent climate data discussed in the article above were documeneted in the following report: