Going Green

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Politicization of Environmental Science

OK. My first question is, "Who funded this study?"

Environmental Skeptics Are Overwhelmingly Politicized, Study Says

by Ben Block on June 11, 2008

A review of environmental skepticism literature from the past 30 years has found that the vast majority of skeptics, often identified as independent, are directly linked to politically oriented, conservative think tanks.

The study, published in this month's issue of Environmental Politics, analyzed books written between 1972 and 2005 that deny the urgency of environmental protection. The researchers found that more than 92 percent of the skeptical authors were in some way affiliated to conservative think tanks - non-profit research and advocacy organizations that promote core conservative ideals.

While many environmental skeptics are...(complete article here).

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