December 11, 2004
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.)

Posted by John Fleck at December 11, 2004 03:41 PM