Monday, May 16, 2011

Ninety percent of climate denying scientists in bed with big oil

Truly, this is not terribly surprising.

Many of us have heard the arguments...environmentalists are sounding a false alarm about global warning. There's nothing to be concerned about...it's just the cyclical nature of the earth, etc. Silly greenies, making a huge fuss over nothing.

Carbonbrief.org has analyzed the authors of many of these supposedly scientific papers posted to "900 peer-reviewed papers supporting man-made global warming alarm." They found that nine out of the ten authors who have written many of the "peer-reviewed" papers have links to organizations funded by Exxon Mobil, and the tenth author has coauthored papers with Exxon-linked contributors. These 10 authors have written 186 of the papers on the site.


It's easy to find data that will support just about any crackpot notion. Especially if you're paid generously.

4 comments:

  1. I have no doubt that these scientists would not admit to being biased in their opinions...why would they admit to being persuaded by oil money?

    I see that you've been all over the internet trying to prove your point: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Poptech/climate-scientists-conference-2011_n_857588_88233988.html

    By the way, you didn't respond to the issue that 20 percent of the "900 papers" are written by the same men.

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  2. Who wrote 20% of the papers? Please count the number he wrote and then count the ACTUAL number of peer-reviewed papers on the list and get back to me when you can figure out the percentage.

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  3. Also let me know when you can demonstrate actual corruption as I am not into birther like conspiracy theories.

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