Frank Lautenberg, Science Journalism Critic

Frank Lautenberg, in a letter in today’s Washington Post, takes Post writer Juliet Eilperin to task for the “he said-she said” treatment of the Stott et al. paper on European heat and climate change.

For a critical look at Stott’s work, Eilperin turned to noted climate expert Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Wrote Lautenberg:

The last half of the article is squandered on the views of Myron Ebell, an economist — not a climate scientist — whose “studies” at the American Enterprise Institute are funded by Exxon Mobil. The article fails to mention this shameless conflict of interest.

(Hat tip to Scott.)