11 Feb '12, 10pm

Michaels Misrepresents Nordhaus and Scientific Evidence in General:

Michaels Misrepresents Nordhaus and Scientific Evidence in General:

In addition to misreporting Nordhaus’ research, Michaels decided to attempt to address points brought up in Trenberth et al’s 38-signatory response letter. Dr. Trenberth analogized the commentary of the non-climate scientists in the WSJ op-ed on climate science issues to your dentist attempting to diagnose your heart condition. While both fields fall under the biomedical field of studies, neither is a specialist in the others’ field. This point is lost on Michaels though, who thinks that climate science can be generalized as “nothing more than applied physics.” While this denigration of the field only helps to elaborate on Trenberth’s analogy (cardiology and dentistry are, after all, both fields of medical study!), readers would be wary to not fall for this red herring. When faced with an issue, we consult experts in the relevant field ; and when non-experts publish claims...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/Michaels-Misrepresents-No...

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