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Newsweek admits science is uncertain

Concern over global warming has
cooled dramatically

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31 May 10 - 'Bickering and defensive, climate researchers have lost the public’s trust," says this surprisingly candid article in Newsweek.

"Blame economic worries, another freezing winter, or the cascade of scandals emerging from (the IPCC). But concern over global warming has cooled down dramatically."

"In über-green Germany, only 42 percent of citizens worry about global warming now, down from 62 percent in 2006. In Britain, just 26 percent believe climate change is man-made, down from 41 percent as recently as November 2009. And Americans rank global warming dead last in a list of 21 problems that concern them, according to a January Pew poll.

"The backlash against climate science is also about the way in which leading scientists allied themselves with politicians and activists to promote their cause. Some of the IPCC’s most-quoted data and recommendations were taken straight out of unchecked activist brochures, newspaper articles, and corporate reports . . . which have been refuted by academic studies.

"Just as damaging, many climate scientists have responded to critiques by questioning the integrity of their critics, rather than by supplying data and reasoned arguments.

"There are excellent reasons to limit emissions and switch to cleaner fuels . . . At the moment, however, certainty about how fast—and how much—global warming changes the earth’s climate does not appear to be one of those reasons."

See entire article, originally entitled "Uncertain Science":
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/05/28/uncertain-science.html
Thanks to David Bennett for this link

 



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