Leakegate

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The Australian breathlessly informs us that: The UN is to appoint an astrophysicist to be the first contact for any aliens … Mazlan Othman will describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire. But Matthew Weaver at the Guardian has spoiled the fun…

Following the Sunday Times‘s retraction of the fraudulent Jonathan Leake story, there are a whole bunch of people who relied on Leake’s story that would seem to need to make corrections. Most notably, The Australian reprinted Leake’s story, so you’d think they’d have to retract too, but you never know with The Australian. But there’s…

Kudos to Simon Lewis for forcing a retraction from the Sunday Times of the bogus Jonathan Leake story: The Sunday Times and the IPCC: Correction The article “UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim” (News, Jan 31) stated that the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report had included an “unsubstantiated claim” that…

Stefan Rahmstorf reports that the Frankfurter Rundschau has withdrawn a storybased on Jonathan Leake’s fabricated Africagate story. Rahmstorf has also read Rajendra Pachauri’s novel, which The Times calls a raunchy environmentalnovel and states: For a country where sex is rarely discussed in public the book mingles lectures on climate change with descriptions of Sanjay’s sexual…

Johann Hari on Journalismgate

Johann Hari has written an excellent article in The Nation on the scandalously poor reporting in the main stream media on climate science and scientists: Yet when it comes to coverage of global warming, we are trapped in the logic of a guerrilla insurgency. The climate scientists have to be right 100 percent of the…

BusinessGreen reports: The renewable energy industry is this morning considering lodging a complaint with the Press Complaint Commission (PCC) over reports in the Sunday Times yesterday accusing “feeble” wind farms of failing to deliver as much power as expected. A misleading story in The Sunday Times? You can guess who is responsible. Leake tries to…

Leakegate: Scientist fights back

Simon Lewis has made an official complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about Jonathan Leake’s dishonest reporting on the Amazon rainforests. David Adam reports: Lewis said: “There is currently a war of disinformation about climate change-related science, and my complaint can hopefully let journalists in the front line of this war know that there are…

Two contradictory stories describing the same adjudication: The Sunday Times Ed Miliband’s adverts banned for overstating climate change vs The Guardian Climate change adverts draw mild rebuke from advertising watchdog One way to determine which story is more accurate is to do what anarchist does and carefully read the adjudication. But the shortcut to the…

JAMA/Archives has issued a special notice: SPECIAL NOTICE: The embargo on the Archives of Internal Medicine paper (see below) was broken by Jonathan Leake of The Sunday Times of London. In response to this violation, reporters and editors at The Sunday Times will no longer have pre- or post-embargo access to any JAMA/Archives materials. I…

Last week I got an email from Amy Turner of the Sunday Times: Dear Tim, I’m writing a piece about Science bloggers and would love to talk to you about yours. Are you free to talk to me today or tomorrow? Hope to hear from you. Turner usually writes celebrity puff pieces rather than about…