NAS Scientists: Stop the McCarthy-ist Attacks on Climate Researchers

Fri, 2010-05-07 08:48Ross Gelbspan
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NAS Scientists: Stop the McCarthy-ist Attacks on Climate Researchers

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Gleick et al. (7 May 2010) Climate Change and the Integrity of Science, Science, Vol. 328. no. 5979, pp. 689 - 690
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/may/06/climate-science-open-letter

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