Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices

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.

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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