After threats of frivolous libel and defamation lawsuits, a journal will retract an academically sound paper
- Funding a campaign to deny the expert climate consensus.
- Harassing climate scientists and universities with frivolous Freedom of Information Act requests.
- Engaging in personal, defamatory public attacks on climate scientists.
- Flooding climate scientists with abusive emails.
- Illegally hacking university servers and stealing their emails.
- Illegally hacking climate science websites
- Harassing journals to retract inconvenient research.
That final tactic has evolved, from merely sending the journal publishers a petition signed by a bunch of contrarians, to sending journals letters threatening libel and defamation lawsuits. Although to date all editors involved have resisted such unwarranted intimidation, an online journal is on the verge of retracting a paper due to worries about lawsuits.”
Image: Stephan Lewandowsky, professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Bristol. Photograph: Stephan Lewandowsky.
(Source: The Guardian)
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