MullerGate: a muddled professor who meddled with the media
In today's show we bring you our exclusive exposé of the latest climate science scandal.
Richard A. Muller is a professor in physics at UC Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the founder of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, and co-author of a paper which, he asserts, demonstrates that global warming is real and "humans are almost entirely the cause".
The claims made by Muller have already been challenged from many different sources, including Anthony Watts and Muller's co-author Judith Curry, but the real bombshell was the revelation that Muller et al's paper which purportedly "proves global warming" had been rejected twice by the Journal of Geophysical Research.
Despite this, Muller has engaged, as reviewer Ross McKitrick puts it, in a "media blitz", promoting the conclusions contained in the (rejected) scientific paper. Muller's weighty conclusions were dutifully regurgitated by the New York Times, The Guardian, and our own Sydney Morning Herald.
Since McKitrick's revelations surfaced however, something funny has happened to the SMH article. The article published (and printed) under the title "How I saw past the hot air on climate" has apparently been pulled, although it is still indexed in Google.
Could this be because Muller's credibilty went down the gurgler?
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