Saturday, June 17, 2017

From Jenna Orkin

1 comment:

Helen Highwater said...

I hope everyone who reads the Forbes article entitled "Peer Reviewed Survey Finds Majority of Scientists Skeptical of Global Warming Crisis" reads the comments that go along with it because the title is completely misleading. As one of the comments says: The survey the author cites isn’t “scientists” as stated in the title of the op-ed, it is a survey of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta. That’s like surveying tobacco company CEO’s about the dangers of smoking. It would be a reasonable piece about the opinion of petroleum engineers in Alberta if that was made clear, instead that was hidden. I wonder why?"

Well I can guess why - so this survey will be cited over and over by climate change deniers to support their point of view. And most people won't know that the only scientists surveyed were people who are probably employed by the oil industry.