Nature Magazine owner Macmillan publishing guilty in bribes for educational book sales
BBC: Macmillan Publishing faces a six-year ban from taking contracts financed by the World Bank after admitting bribes. Macmillan Publishing is the parent company of the prestigious "Nature" Magazine (not reportedly named in the action)."The World Bank Group has debarred Macmillan Limited... declaring the company ineligible to be awarded Bank-financed contracts for a period of six years in the wake of the company's admission of bribery payments relating to a trust fund-supported education project in Southern Sudan. ...
- International donors have pumped millions into development projects in the African region through a
Macmillan told Reuters news agency it had reached a settlement with the bank."
- Nature Magazine was the first to publish ClimateGate figure Michael Mann's "Hockey Stick" graph about alleged global warming in 1998. Following its acceptance by the prestigious journal, the United Nations Climate Reports of 2001 and beyond presented the Mann hockey stick as "settled science." Mann's hockey stick graph was used as a sales aid by Lehman Brothers to sell carbon trading financial schemes. Lehman Brothers' "Carbon Desk" is now defunct.