According to a press release just in, Bjorn Lomborg, author of the controversial The Skeptical Environmentalist, has been vindicated by the Danish Ministry of Science. Earlier this year, the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty, as part of a sustained smear campaign by committed ideological environmentalists, issued an infamous decision that Lomborg's book "objectively speaking" fell "within the concept of scientific dishonesty." Now the Danish Science Ministry has issued a ruling which repudiates the DCSD decision and remits the matter back to them.
Among other things, the Ministry ruling noted:
?Here the Ministry must point out that the DCSD has not documented where the respondent [Bjorn Lomborg] has allegedly been biased in his choice of data and in his argumentation, and that the ruling is completely void of argumentation for why the DCSD find that the complainants [environmental activists]are right in their criticisms of BL?s working methods."
The DCSD attack on Lomborg was headlined around the world; I wonder if this repudiation will make the front pages of the newspapers? Nah, I'm not that naive.