30 May '14, 5pm

Richard Tol's Attack On 97 Percent Climate Change Consensus Study Has 'Critical Errors'

One of the most consistent of all the attacks from climate science sceptics and deniers is the one which tries to convince the public that expert scientists are divided on the causes of climate change. Those attacks have come from ideologically motivated think tanks and the fossil fuel industry, often working together. Only last week, the Wall Street Journal published a polemic to try and mislead the public that a consensus does not exist. In 1998, the American Petroleum Institute was developing a campaign with the explicit aim of convincing the public that “uncertainties” existed in the science of climate change and its causes. In 2002, Republican pollster Frank Luntz wrote that: “Should the public come to believe that the scientific issues are settled, their views about global warming will change accordingly.” Several studies have surveyed the views of climate science ex...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/05/30/richard-tol-s-attack...

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