University acknowledges charges against professor for alleged misconduct in report critical of climate science

Edward Wegman is a statistics professor at Mason. (Photo from Mason's Department of Statistics website)

George Mason University officials acknowledged they are aware of plagiarism and misconduct charges made against a professor and known climate science critic.

In 2006, statistics professor Edward Wegman facilitated a Congressional report critical of scientists’ reconstructions of past climate conditions. Wegman is now being investigated for allegations that up to 35 of the 91 pages in the “Wegman report” were plagiarized. Additional content is alleged to be fabricated.

Although documents stated the investigation was expected to be completed by the end of September, university spokesperson Daniel Walsch confirmed Friday that the university is aware of the allegations facing professor Wegman.

Connect2Mason has reached out to Wegman for comment, and continues to follow the story.

Read more at USA Today.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indcated that the university was conducting an internal investigation of Wegman and his work. The story has since been corrected.

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