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What the Heck is Up With Petroleum Geologists?

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyJul 4, 2006 5:37 AM

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Not only did they give a journalism award to Michael Crichton for State of Fear. Now, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is asking its members to comment on a draft "card" stating the group's position on climate change that is designed to be given out to the general public. The card apparently says, "All of the principal causes of climate change are beyond the control of human beings." Given this statement, which is wildly out of whack with scientific consensus, I'm not surprised that the AAPG website discussion of the card also says this: "The reviewers made several recommendations to improve the cards. The authors revised the cards and resubmitted them for publication, and the cards were again sent out for peer review. The reviews on the revised cards are mixed." Yeah, I bet they are....

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