Another Example of Scientific Illiteracy From The Right

As the previous post points out, scientific illiteracy has been found to be a widespread problem. The article I cited came out too late to catch this excellent example by Christopher Baker at The Telegraph 2008 was the year man-made global warming was disproved. While of course this would be fantastic if true, the article provides nothing of value other than for an excellent example of scientific illiteracy and how conservative science-illiterate bloggers will accept any misinformation which supports their ideological biases.

The biggest mistake is to think one can obtain scientific information from an op-ed piece rather than from peer reviewed scientific literature. The op-ed’s arguments come down to 1) it has been cold outside and therefore global warming is a hoax and 2) some meteorologist and others who are not experts in the field of climate change (not actually “many of the world’s most eminent climate experts”) do not believe the overwhelming consensus among those actually in the field, therefore there is no consensus.

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