Information launch from the Aggressive Enterprise Institute.
July 10, 2019
The Aggressive Enterprise Institute (CEI) petitioned NASA to take away from its web site the declare that 97 p.c of local weather scientists agree people are chargeable for world warming. The petition, filed underneath the Data High quality Act (IQA), factors out the foremost flaws within the research cited by NASA to substantiate its declare. It requests the company take away the declare from its web site and cease circulating it in company supplies.
Whereas NASA asserts the “97 p.c” declare is supported by quite a lot of research, CEI contends that declare has main flaws which were documented by critics. These embody:
Incorrectly categorizing scientists who take “no-position” as endorsing the view that people are chargeable for local weather change.
Failing to incorporate related sources with out rationalization.
Failing to match the phrases used as the premise for a research to the declare truly made by NASA.
“The declare that 97% of local weather scientists consider people are the first trigger of worldwide warming is solely false,” mentioned CEI legal professional Devin Watkins. “That determine was created solely by ignoring many local weather scientists’ views, together with these of undecided scientists. It’s time that NASA appropriate the file and current unbiased figures to the general public.”
Beneath steerage launched by Workplace of Administration and Finances in April, NASA has 120 days to answer CEI’s request for correction and its response should embody a “point-by-point response to any knowledge high quality arguments” raised within the request.
You possibly can learn the total Request for Correction right here.
July 13, 2019 in 97% consensus. Tags: 97% consensus, CEI, NASA