As one "gate" opens, another closes. Wegman given a letter of reprimand, keeps job, no further investigations expected.

WUWT readers may recall “copygate” surrounding the Wegman report and all of the accusations of plagiarism from the man behind the curtain “Deep Climate”, and John Mashey. This item from Wednesday got lost in all the opening furor over Fakegate. Bishop hill reports that: The accusation of plagiarism against Edward Wegman, author of one of…

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Virginia university releases correspondence of professor involved in ‘Hockey Stick’ controversy

Silence from pressure groups deafening; media joins hypocrisy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Contacts: Christopher Horner, chris.horner@atinstitute.org Paul Chesser, paul.chesser@atinstitute.org American Tradition Institute’s Environmental Law Center has learned that George Mason University, in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from USA Today, promptly released an academic’s correspondence and related records…

The Washington Post produces a bigoted editorial against the public's right to know

From JunkScience.com WashPost: Freedom of Information Act not for skeptics’ use by Steve Milloy In a bizarre Memorial Day editorial, the Washington Post criticized climate skeptics for using the Freedom of Information Act to pry documents concerning Climategater Michael Mann from the University of Virginia. The Post labeled the skeptics’ FOIA efforts as “harrassing” and “nuisance…

Nielsen-Gammon interviews North and others on Wegman – plagiarism may be related to a cultural misunderstanding by foreign exchange student

I’m surprised too, at the reaction of North and others. They may have a point. Wegman: A Surprising Reaction by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon at the Houston Chronicle’s Climate Abyss I spread the word yesterday to my colleagues about Wegman begin caught in a plagiarism scandal and his paper on the social networking of climate change…

Wegman paper retraction by Journal

Post updated below – see my own experience with plagiarism by NOAA and how it was solved easily – Anthony I get word that USA Today reports that the caterwaulings of the anonymous Canadian named Deep Climate and his accusations of plagiarism made against Dr. Edward Wegman in the Wegman report to Congress, which later…

What is it with Virginia?

We have the ongoing Wegman and the Mashey/DeepClimate “Copygate dustup” at Fairfax based George Mason University, now we have even more going on in Virginia. It seems we have dueling witchhunts. Exhibit A: The usual angry rhetoric over some MediaMatters OpEd:

Where's John Mashey and "DeepClimate" when we need them?

From Steve McIntyre on Climate Audit: Trenberth and Lifting Text Verbatim In case readers think that Trenberth’s outburst discussed yesterday represents an isolated and unfortunate climate scientist incident, this is not the case. In fact, some of Trenberth’s most objectionable language was lifted verbatim from an article in Nature Geoscience earlier this year. Trenberth here; Hasselmann…

Manic Flail: Epic Fail

NOTE: in conjunction with this essay, may I suggest that readers also visit Climate Audit and read Steve McIntyre’s careful evisceration of the “copygate issue”. – Anthony Guest post by Thomas Fuller The double handful of climate hysteria weblogs have tailed off in both output and popularity since the events of Climategate and Copenhagen. The…