Bjorn Lomborg – the director of Denmark’s Environmental Assessment Institute and a leading would-be debunker of mainstream scientific opinion on issues like global warming and overuse of natural resources – has been found guilty by a Danish government committee of ‘scientific dishonesty’. —Paul Brown —Anti-green Author Dishonest, Says Scientific Panel (Guardian)
This is the peer-review process at work. Somebody will doubtless publish a rebuttal, and the debate will continue. The panel concluded “Based on customary scientific standards and in light of his systematic one-sidedness in the choice of data and line of argument, [he] has clearly acted at variance with good scientific practice.” I’m a little troubled by the idea that a particular “line of argument” is equated with “dishonesty,” but I’m not an expert in the subject matter.