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Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices

Wei-Hock Soon, who is at the center of a controversy over fossil-fuel funding for climate research, denounced his critics and said he would be happy to comply with possible additional disclosure requirements.

The scientist at the center of a controversy over fossil-fuel funding for climate research denounced his critics on Monday and said that he would be “happy to comply” with possible additional disclosure requirements from scientific journals publishing his papers.

Wei-Hock Soon, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is at the center of a controversy over funding. (Pete Marovich)

In his first detailed public statement since the controversy erupted more than a week ago, the scientist, Wei-Hock Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, complained that he had been the subject of unfair attacks in the press. He ascribed them to “various radical environmental and politically motivated groups.”

A version of this article appears in print on March 3, 2015, on page A19 of the New York edition with the headline: Climate Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices. Order Reprints| Today’s Paper|Subscribe

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Source: The New York Times (1551 Articles)
Written by Justin Gillis