2006 Anti AGW Report Plagiarized

From USA Today:

An influential 2006 congressional report that raised questions about the validity of global warming research was partly based on material copied from textbooks, Wikipedia and the writings of one of the scientists criticized in the report, plagiarism experts say.

Review of the 91-page report by three experts contacted by USA TODAY found repeated instances of passages lifted word for word and what appear to be thinly disguised paraphrases.

USA Today story here


  1. #1 MadScientist
    November 22, 2010

    So – the people who had to do the report for their homework hired some anonymous internet writer instead?

  2. #2 mikev6
    November 22, 2010

    “It’s nothing personal. I don’t want these guys fired or anything,” Bradley says. “They should just retract or withdraw the report as you would any scientific publication that has these sort of problems.”

    Nope. All due respect, but it’s personal to me. We supposedly employ these yahoos, and this isn’t a scientific report – it’s a political tool and needs to be pointed at and thoroughly exposed as such.