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Conspiracy theory paper

I would guess this is the Daily Telegraph article that you're talking about:

DT article

The author of the paper, David Grimes, appears to be a 'scientivist' from the articles he writes for the Guardian:

grimes

There is a pretty good debunking of the paper in an article on the "Little Atoms" website:

debunking


Re: Conspiracy theory paper

Good links David, thanks.
And some of the flaws in the logic were so obvious even I spotted them! (e.g. that not everyone employed is necessarily in the know).
Fundamentally, the idea that the more people involved the more difficult to conceal a conspiracy is a reasonable assumption but equally reasonable is that there are so many variables that a mathematical model of the sort claimed would be extremely unlikely/impossible.
What is of interest is that being generous the debunking article suggests Dr Grimes might have made a simple mistake (the silence from Dr Grimes is deafening) but it also raises the possibility that this was deliberate for some reason and the reason I came up with was that it was intended to bolster the AGW cause.

As I say, the silence of Dr Grimes is deafening.
The Oxford web site still has his article posted without apology - or shame.