One of the very few front-page stories The Wall Street Journal has ever run on global warming was about the work of an obscure semi-retired businessman named Stephen McIntyre. Said work criticized the infamous climate-change "hockey stick." The story catapulted McIntyre — who was and is regarded as a bit of a kook among actual climate scientists — to fame, and he’s since been lauded by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tx) and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla).

Inquiring minds want to know: WTF?

Paul Thacker has the back story.

Update [2005-10-11 14:59:40 by David Roberts]: Antonio Regalado from the WSJ wrote to inform me that the above is inaccurate — the WSJ has in fact printed several page one stories on climate change (his unscientific survey turned up 14). Consider me chastened and corrected.

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