Monday, March 8, 2010

Skeptic Check: Climate Clamor

Arctic ice is melting, atmospheric temperatures are climbing – yet climate change science is under attack. Detractors claim that researchers are manipulating data and hoodwinking the public. And the public is increasingly skeptical about the science.

Find out what’s behind the surge of climate change skepticism – and what global warming deniers learned from big tobacco about how to spin scientific evidence.

It’s Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it!

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1 - Stephen Schneider (part 1)
Part 2 - Phil Chapman
Part 3 - Stephen Schneider (part 2)
Part 4 - Simon Donner
Part 5 - Naomi Oreskes


seadevil said...

I was more impressed with the the presentation of Phil Chapman than of Stephen Schneider. As a skeptic I distrust arguments that are not based on testable assertions. If I were forming an opinion bases on this segment it would probably be that the argument against man made global warming was stronger. I wondered why you didn't ask Stephen "What if you are wrong?"

The Simon Donner segment was much better.

I found it ironic that the final segment was about media's selective presentation of the facts. (The tobacco connection sounds a little on the conspiracy theory side.)

Nonetheless I continue to enjoy the series.

Thanks SETI!

Jim Evans said...

seadevil, you say you are a skeptic who relies on testable assertions and then side with someone who has never done peer-reviewed climatological or meteorological science, and whose claim-to-fame regarding the subject basically boils down to writing a factually questionable op-ed, over someone who has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers in the field.

Not only have you missed a major point of Seth and Molly's piece, but your assessment smacks of being more denial than skepticism.