Despite dismissing the work as “a bit patchy and nothing new,” Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, editor of the skeptic’s journal Energy and Environment journal, has published the work of the plagiarist Dr. Klaus-Martin Schulte.
Dr. Schulte’s “research” was first published last year on an industry-funded website called the Science and Public Policy Institute. Actually, it was excerpted in a long essay by the disingenuous Viscount Christopher Monckton (inset), who pronounced Schulte’s paper serious, peer-reviewed science even while failing to admit his own part in its creation.
Following up on criticisms of Schulte’s methodology and accusations that he had plagiarized earlier work by the oft-humiliated anthropologist Benny Peiser, the DeSmogBlog contacted Ms. Boehmer-Christiansen in September and asked how she could justify publishing Schulte’s article.
In her response, dated Sept. 6, 2006, Boehmer-Christiansen said:
For your information, I have informed Dr.Schulte that I am happy to publish his own research findings on the effect on patients of climate alamism/’Angst’.His survey of papers critical of the consensus was a bit patchy and nothing new, as you point out. it was not what was of interest to me; nothing has been published.SincerelySonja B-C