|Global Warming Skeptics: Scientific Experts|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, May 28, 2012, 07:41 PM|
Former Vice President Al Gore has launched a publicity campaign to denounce Global Warming skeptics as so-called scientific ignorant fools so he could sell his questionable alternative energy devices to a naïve public. However, a new study has disclosed that global warming skeptics are more knowledgeable on science than Green Guru Gore.
Fox News reports that, “a study published Sunday in the journal Nature climate Change finds that people who are not worried about the effects of global warming tend to have slightly higher level of scientific knowledge than those who are worried, as determined by their answers to (scientific) questions.”
The questions included: ‘Electrons are smaller than atoms – true or false?,’ How long does it take the Earth to go around the Sun? One day, one month, or one year?,’ ‘Lasers work by focusing sound waves – true or false?’
According to Fox News, “the quiz, containing 22 questions about science and statistics, was given to 1,540 representative Americans. Respondents who were relatively less worried about global warming got 57 percent of them right, on average, just barely outsourcing those who saw global warming as a bigger threat. They got 56 percent of the questions correct.”
The National Science Foundation noted that, “as respondents science literary scores increased, their concern with climate change decreased.”
written by mememine69 , May 29, 2012
How many climate scientists does it take to change a light bulb?
None, but they do have full consensus that it WILL change.
written by amyinparis , May 29, 2012
It certainly doesn't take a scientist to know the answers to those relatively easy questions.
written by jimspice , May 29, 2012
And once again, that is not what the paper says. It says science literacy does NOT account for the conclusions reached on AGW. Go read the original article: http://www.nature.com/nclimate...e1547.html There are two hypotheses proposed, and the one supported suggests it is desire to fit one's ideas to the group with which one identifies that produces the opinion. But nice try.
written by ken Dickson , May 29, 2012
Al Gore has been nothing but a "big bore" his whole career! He is a big fraid & the world knows it! He has pushed his agenda for personal gain & caused much damage while in Congress!!
Here is one looking for him to go away!
written by G S , May 29, 2012
I am a global warming skeptic, but I can not see a significant difference between 56 per cent and 57 per cent.
written by Peter Mizla , May 30, 2012
they are skeptics for ideological reasons- they may understand the science- and then deny it- since that science interferes with their profits, or the myth of 'American exceptionalism' or 'freedom' or capitalism. Of course the longer they deny- the chances are all those so called 'great things about America' could be disrupted greatly in years to come, of just disappear.
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