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Originally posted by jjf3rd77
Originally posted by MrXYZ
reply to post by jjf3rd77
Using Fox News as a science source...you're kidding, right. Why not go directly to the Heartland Institute and get your biased data from there?.
well your not going to find ANY information about this study from the liberal media, that I will bet on!
Originally posted by stanguilles7
Home → Fox Distorts Nature Climate Climate Change Study's Findings In Order To Promote Climate-Change Skepticism
FoxNews.com ran a story entitled "Global warming sleptics as knowledgeable about science as climate change believers." According to the article "people who are not that worried about the effects of global warming tend to have a slightly higher level of scientific knowledge than those who are worried.” But Fox failed to note that the questions asked by the study it was citing had no relation to climate change and that the study considered more variables than Fox decided to mention.
The study, published by the Nature Climate Change journal, attempted to determine, via a series of questions, whether scientific knowledge correlated with trust or distrust of climate change. Fox said, "the study notes: 'Respondents who were relatively less worried about global warming got 57 percent of (the questions) right, on average, just barely outscoring those whose who saw global warming as a bigger threat. They got 56 percent of the questions correct'."
What was missing however, were the details. First, the survey was NOT a climate change survey, but a general knowledge survey about subjects probably learned in middle or high school, on topics ranging from thermodynamics to genetics.
Some of the questions were:
The center of the Earth is very hot (True/False)
Electrons are smaller than atoms (True/False)
All radioactivity is man-made (True/False)
It is the father's gene that determines if the baby is a boy or girl (True/False)
Not a single one of those questions touches on climate change, or on close subjects such as the water cycle or pollution.
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