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In one of his periodic diatribes against science, scientists and any risk analyst who thinks that 95% certainty is enough to cause concern about global warming, the National Post's Peter Foster has attacked Canadian scientist Andrew Weaver - using an argument that the newspaper has admitted, twice before, is flat-out untrue.
So, rude as it is to ask, we have to wonder if Mr. Foster is
a) an incredibly slow learner;
b) not a frequent reader of his newspaper's “Corrections” feature;
c) so ideologically blinded that evidence just doesn't matter to him; or
d) on the take?
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. There was my latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine – the “Magazine for Science and Reason” –and on the cover were the words:
“Let's Cool It on Global Warming–Bjorn Lomborg.”
I was stunned.
I started my professional career working for Skeptical Inquirer. My last book was excerpted there, and I'm currently a contributing editor.