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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…

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…

It’s always bad news for the IPCC

Back in 2007 a paper, Amazon Forests Green-Up During 2005 Drought, was published in Science: Coupled climate-carbon cycle models suggest that Amazon forests are vulnerable to both long- and short-term droughts, but satellite observations showed a large-scale photosynthetic green-up in intact evergreen forests of the Amazon in response to a short, intense drought in 2005.…

Leakegate: the case for fraud

They have been some explosive new revelations in the Leakegate scandal. Remember how Leake deliberately concealed the fact that Dan Nepstad, the author of the 1999 Nature paper cited as evidence for the IPCC statement about the vulnerability of the Amazon had replied to Leake’s query and informed him the claim was correct? Leake didn’t…