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Advocacy Mailing Draws Fire

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Science  10 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5361, pp. 195
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5361.195a

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In early March, tens of thousands of U.S. scientists received a bulk-mailed letter from a former president of the National Academy of Sciences inviting them to sign a petition urging lawmakers to reject the 1997 Kyoto climate treaty. Now some scientists and environmentalists are crying foul because its centerpiece is an article that looks like--but is not--a reprint from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.