By Sarah N. Miller-LewisUpdated October 10, 2018 11:53:21In a letter to the editor of the Harvard Crimson, Prager U, a conservative public policy group, accused a professor of using a university textbook to make the case that climate change is a hoax.
The letter was sent to the Harvard Law Review’s president, Jonathan Haidt, and the dean of the University of California, Davis, David R. Cohen, by the conservative think tank.
“Professor David Friedman has used the same material in two different books and is now being accused of plagiarizing the same materials in the third,” Prager University President Jim Geraghty wrote in the letter.
“As a matter of policy, the Prager Foundation reserves the right to investigate any alleged plagiarism.”
In a statement, Pragers president David Geraght said the “possible plagiarism of the Pragers works is extremely serious and has already been reported to the university.
Prager has taken immediate action to correct the situation and remove the offending material from the worksheets.”
The Prager’s letter cited a statement by Friedman, who is also the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a free market think tank that promotes free markets and conservative political philosophy.
Friedman’s statement, which has been widely circulated online, argues that the “global warming” phenomenon is not due to human activity.
The global warming debate is a “debate about whether or not climate change can be caused by human activity,” Friedman wrote in his statement.
“This is a very dangerous and dangerous debate,” Friedman continued.
“It is a debate about the future of our planet and our democracy.
If the debate is about what climate change really means, then it is very much about the right or wrong answer.
If it is about the politics of climate change, it is a matter about the left or the right.
That is not what the world needs at the moment.”
The controversy began on Tuesday when conservative news outlet Breitbart published a video of Friedman speaking to a group of students in a lecture titled “Climate Change and the Future of Capitalism: The Future of PragerUs.”
The video showed Friedman arguing that “global capitalism is not the same as free market capitalism.”
“The real problem is that we are running out of energy.
We are running low on natural gas.
We have all the resources we need, but we can’t get them,” Friedman said.
Forking from a previous article, the Times of Israel published a piece titled “A Princeton Professor Paints a Picture of Climate Change as a Hoax,” on Thursday.
The video is a satirical take on Friedman’s remarks.
Founded in 2005, PragerU is a student-run organization that promotes conservative ideas, and has been criticized for a series of high-profile controversies including the “Black Lives Matter” protests in August 2016.
“There is no such thing as climate change.
It’s a hoax,” the group’s founder, Joseph Romm, told the New York Times in an interview published Wednesday.
“We are in the midst of a major global warming crisis.”
“Climate change is an issue of global warming,” he continued.
“”There is a real need for a serious conversation about the real causes of global climate change and the solutions.
There is no other way to put it.
“Friedmann, a professor at the University.
He is the author of “Climategate: A Short History of the Biggest Scandal in American Politics” (Viking, 2018), a book about the scandal that rocked the climate debate.
In his Harvard statement, Geraghts wrote that he had no problem with “any individual’s right to make their own ideas, but the fact that someone would attempt to politicize the scholarly work of one of the world’s leading academic institutions is offensive and wrong.””
In my view, the real issue is not Professor Friedman, but rather Professor Cohen and his administration of the university,” Geraghthts said.”
Geraghts statement came a day after another PragerUniversity statement accused the organization of plagiarized material from another Harvard law review article.”
PragerU has taken decisive action to take this matter seriously and remove it from the Pragers worksheet.”
Geraghts statement came a day after another PragerUniversity statement accused the organization of plagiarized material from another Harvard law review article.
The law review’s statement by Harvard professor David Friedman appeared in the Harvard Daily Review on Tuesday.
In a press release, Prags spokesperson Michael McKean said the Prags worksheet referenced in the first statement was published in the fall of 2015 and does not appear to have been published prior to Friedman’s book, which is a collection of papers and books.
“We have corrected the worksheet in the works he published,” McKeaan said.
“However, as we do not comment on matters of intellectual integrity, we can not comment further.”A Harvard