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The Sciences

Of Climate Science and Petroleum Geologists

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyJanuary 17, 2011 11:05 PM

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My latest DeSmogBlog item is about a slam on our book Unscientific America that just appeared in a newsletter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists--the group some will remember for giving the late Michael Crichton a "journalism award" in 2006 for his novel State of Fear. As the piece notes:

You can't say the Crichton award was inconsistent: To this day, AAPG remains an organization that questions the seriousness of human caused climate change. Its website, for instance, has a policy statement on the matter that can be found here; while the language is somewhat careful, there's a clear refusal to endorse mainstream scientific conclusions on anthropogenic causation.

I then go on to analyze the AAPG's views and statements on climate, and its reviewer's views and statements on our book--both of which are, shall we say, problematic. You can read the full post here.

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