Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Slashdot falls victim to Exxon's crap - thankfully the community doesn't
Would you rather trust a professor who is on Exxon's payroll, or Science magazine (one of the most respected academic journals in the world)? Because here's what Science magazine has to say about the debate:
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/306/570 2/1686 [sciencemag.org] Some corporations whose revenues might be adversely affected by controls on carbon dioxide emissions have also alleged major uncertainties in the science (2). Such statements suggest that there might be substantive disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of anthropogenic climate change. This is not the case.
Some people would consider Prof. Carter to be an organ of said corporations.Of course it's entirely possible that Prof. Carter is correct, as the Science article points out. But in light of the evidence, I'm inclined to think that this is a FUD campaign rather than a sound argument from a trusted authority.
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