Joe Romm wrote a pretty awesome take down over at Think Progress of Patrick Michaels, a research fellow at the Cato Institute (rightwing think tank founded by Charles Koch), blogger at Forbes, and chief editor of the World Climate Report, a blog dedicated to spreading misinformation about climate change. Michaels is one of the people often cited by climate change deniers to back up their false arguments. Joe's piece lays out a pretty damning collection of cases of scientific fraud perpetuated by Michaels, who has made it a habit to misrepresent scientist's work by erasing entire data sets from their charts and then using the doctored document to show how wrong the scientists are.

 

Joe's article is a detailed compilation of the work of a man corrupted by a paycheck. (Michaels receives 40 percent of his funding from the oil industry.) Spend some time and click over and give it a read.

 

 

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Romm takes down the Cato Institute's Michaels, serial deleter of inconvenient data
Patrick Michaels is one of the more often cited sources used by climate change deniers and has been exposed as a man who doesn't let the truth get in the way.