Friday, October 8th, 2010

Who Are The Climate Change Skeptics?

Meet the climate change skeptics: "A handful of US scientists have made names for themselves by casting doubt on global warming research. In the past, the same people have also downplayed the dangers of passive smoking, acid rain and the ozone hole. In all cases, the tactics are the same: Spread doubt and claim it's too soon to take action."

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Bryan Keller (#3,804)

"passive smoking". fuck off.

Mindpowered (#948)

As usual Face = Palm.

But it's pretty shocking that people cannot discriminate between an expert in one field and an expert in another. Do you go to your dentist for prostate cancer? Do you talk to a geologist about economic policy? If not why do you take their word on anything outside of their area of study.

Likewise, scientists have a terrible tendency to make public pronouncements on things they only have a vague grasp of. Even without selling themselves to the highest bidder.

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