Navigation Links
Scientific expertise lacking among 'doubters' of climate change, says Stanford-led analysis
Date:6/25/2010

based on the total number of climate related publications each had, which produced an even more telling result, Anderegg said.

"When you look at the leading scientists who have made any sort of statement about anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change, you find 97 percent of those top 100 surveyed scientists explicitly agreeing with or endorsing the IPCC's assessment," he said. That result has been borne out by several other published studies that used different methodology, as well as some that are due out later this summer, he said.

"We really wanted to bring the expertise dimension into this whole discussion," Anderegg said. "We hope to put to rest the notion that keeps being repeated in the media and by some members of the public that 'the scientists disagree' about whether human activity is contributing to climate change."

"I never object to quoting opinions that are 'way out.' I think there is nothing wrong with that," said Stephen Schneider, professor of biology and a coauthor of the paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "But if the media doesn't report that something is a 'way out' opinion relative to the mainstream, then how is the average person going to know the relative credibility of what is being said?"

"It is sad that we even have to do this," said Schneider. "[Too much of] the media world has just folded up and fired its reporters with expertise in science."

The Stanford team is prepared for the doubters of anthropogenic climate change to object to their data.

"I think the most typical criticism of a paper like this not necessarily in academic discourse, but in the broader context is going to be that we haven't addressed if these sorts of differences could be due to some sort of clique or, at the extreme, a conspiracy of the researchers who are convinced of climate change," Anderegg said.

"When you stop to consider whether some sort of 'group think' really d
'/>"/>

Contact: Louis Bergeron
louisb3@stanford.edu
650-725-1944
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Canadian research examines effects of scientific claims on oil
2. Gregory Downey, M.D., of National Jewish Health, honored for scientific accomplishments
3. IOF Medal of Achievement for outstanding scientific contributions awarded to John A. Kanis
4. UC Riverside plant cell biologist receives top scientific honor
5. Birth of a scientific project to save the Mediterranean coast
6. British scientific expedition discovers worlds deepest known undersea volcanic vents
7. Satellite symposia enhance scientific program with quality information and practical new knowledge
8. The scientific brain
9. University of Chicago and Ataxia Foundation team up for annual scientific and patient meetings
10. Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 35th Annual Scientific Meeting
11. Neutrons poised to play big role in future scientific advance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... -- Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) ("Elephant Talk" ... Network Architecture (ET Software DNA® 2.0) platforms and cyber ... million for the year ended December 31, 2014 as ... ended December 31, 2013. At the ... multi-year transition away from its legacy landline business to ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their ... and Voice Biometrics in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Face ... the US, Canada , Japan ... Middle East & Africa ...
(Date:3/23/2015)... 2015  In the 2014 fiscal year, irs.gov recorded ... This figure accounts for a fraction of the estimated ... Report, exceeds $11 billion globally. The polygraph has traditionally ... has occurred. Investor Mark Saint Juste along ... Paolella partnered to administer the test in a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 2Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 3Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 4Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 5Face and Voice Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Face Recognition Gains Prominence in Immigration Control 6Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 2Polygraph Test Now Used to Protect Investors From Fraud 3
... may point to a treatment for the debilitating condition ... in the Feb. 8 issue of Nature, researchers from ... naturally occurring chemicals found in the brain that are ... helped trigger a dramatic improvement in mice with a condition ...
... team of scientists has discovered that the ubiquitous bacteria ... in the human digestive system since modern man migrated ... online today (7 February) by the journal Nature, not ... but also offers a new way to study the ...
... why, in some people, the immune system turns against ... leading to autoimmune disease. Now, researchers at the National ... Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), in collaboration with the ... into one likely factor: the early development of immune ...
Cached Biology News:Enhancing activity of marijuana-like chemicals in brain helps treat 2Enhancing activity of marijuana-like chemicals in brain helps treat 3Prehistoric origins of stomach ulcers uncovered 2Scientists learn the origin of rogue B cells 2
(Date:4/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Nitto Avecia, a ... its increased capacity and production capability to serve ... variety and service fulfillment continues to drive Nitto ... process throughput capacities. , In Fall ... downstream process equipment at its Milford, MA facility, ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... SEATTLE , April 30, 2015  The Paul ... Allen Distinguished Investigator (ADI) grants to six groups of ... the most challenging roadblocks in neuroscience: growing mature human ... at a total of $7.5 million over three years.  ... Investigators and their research is especially significant because the ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. ("WuXi" or the ... R&D services provider, today announced that its board of ... April 29, 2015, from a consortium (the "Consortium") led ... chairman and chief executive officer of the Company, and ... transaction (the "Transaction") involving the acquisition of all outstanding ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... (PRWEB) April 30, 2015 Clinovo ... 2015 PharmaSUG Annual Conference held in Orlando, FL ... Staffing Solutions along with Leslie Kolman, Manager of Staffing ... latest Clinovo news at Booth #17. , “We ... Conference again this year”, Says Trisha Heredia, Senior Director ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biotechnology Manufacturer Nitto Avecia Expands Capacity to Meet Client Demand 2The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards $7.5 Million To Study Brain Cell Growth And Development 2The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards $7.5 Million To Study Brain Cell Growth And Development 3The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards $7.5 Million To Study Brain Cell Growth And Development 4The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards $7.5 Million To Study Brain Cell Growth And Development 5WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 3WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 4WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 5WuXi PharmaTech Announces Receipt of Proposal 6Clinovo Exhibits at the 2015 PharmaSUG Annual Conference on May 17-20th in Orlando, FL 2Clinovo Exhibits at the 2015 PharmaSUG Annual Conference on May 17-20th in Orlando, FL 3
... lab that studies learning technologies with the University of Wisconsin and ... evening at the World Futurist Society meeting . The futurists ... at the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab , Brown will ... looking to video games as a teaching tool. Read more. ...
... Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and former Governor Tommy Thompson ... advantages of electronic health records, however, Doyle and Thompson ... two-year state budget includes $10 million in grants and ... health records, a move that could help harness the ...
... First Dolly, now human embryos. , ,This weeks announcement out ... who cloned Dolly the sheep, has been granted a license ... to spark fresh hopes among disease sufferers, scientists and advocacy ... amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). , ,These diseases could be addressed ...
Cached Biology Technology:Tech Digest: Futurists on learning; Sonic Foundry; Accu Tech; Fiserv 2Electronic health records can save lives and improve medical care 2Electronic health records can save lives and improve medical care 3Human cloning plans get blessing from British government 2Human cloning plans get blessing from British government 3
... ChromaDoc-It features a 4.1 mega pixel ... capturing brilliant TLC color images., The ... shortwave and longwave UV tubes positioned on ... illumination for fluorescence studies , Interior ...
Rabbit Polyclonal antibody to Perilipin Applications: This antibody is useful for Western blot anlaysis where a band at ~60 kDa is seen....
... thermoactive designer enzyme that enables RT-PCR ... PCR enzyme allows reverse transcription and ... elevated temperatures (65C), which helps to ... and results in highly stringent, accurate ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: