Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fact Or Fiction - Whose Are The Loudest Voices?

Oh man, the things people say…
True or False:
There’s “no global warming in North America.”
That's not science  Yes, that's science!

Okay, maybe that’s an easy one—that was Fox News inaccurately reporting the very real impacts we’re already seeing from global warming.
But it’s not far off from the ridiculous things people say about science. It’s up to us to tell science fact from science fiction. Can you tell the difference? Choose your answer to get started.
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“Wind is such an unreliable source of electricity that coal plants are required to operate around the clock as backup for wind power.” —fossil-fuel funded front group ALEC
“Every major review of the scientific literature exonerates sugar as the cause of any disease, including obesity.” —The Sugar Association
More and more these days special interests go out of their way to spread misinformation and undermine science—and the truth isn’t always easy to see.
That’s why the Union of Concerned Scientists wants to make sure you can spot the difference between science fact and science fiction! 
We’re fighting back against those who mislead the public about climate change and other vital issues. We want to expose disinformation and corporate “counterfeit science” and help scientists to do real cutting-edge research free from political interference.
So…do you think you can spot the fake? We’ve gathered quotes about climate change, deforestation, even dragons! It’s up to you to determine whether each quote has got science or if it’s not science. Click here to take the quiz.

It’s up to us to defend science and ensure that decisions about our health, safety, and environment are based on sound science—not corporate hype and disinformation.

Sincerely,




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