Edward Wegman was a professor at George Mason University who has been charged with extensive plagiarism. He even tried to blame one account on a student of his. He has plagiarised articles in the scholarly journal Computational Statistics and Data Analysis as well as Nature magazine.
Yes, as jazpiri said, Wegman was accused of plagiarism. What’s important about Wegman is that he was the head of a report that was used to “denounce” global warming. He and the other scientists produced a report that refuted Michael Mann’s assertions concerning the temperatures in the 20th century. In 2010, it was discovered that Wegman’s 2006 report was partially plagiarized—up to 1/3 of it—from textbooks and even Wikipedia. This, of course, makes some people look bad, namely the congressman who commissioned Wegman’s report, Joe Barton. But Barton stands behind Wegman’s 2006 report.
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