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How big business deals with unfavourable science

How big business deals with unfavourable science

(5:12) Seeding doubt is big business' strategy for when its self interests are threatened by science. It was employed over tobacco, acid rain and the ozone layer. Today it's climate change, a much more serious problem than all those that have gone before. There is no doubting the power of doubt.

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cengland0 cengland0 (1814 days ago)
This whole video was regarding climate change and that there should be no doubt that humans are responsible for the climate change. Not all scientists agree with that statement. Know what was the worst global catastrophe in the past? Global cooling called the ice age. Then, we have the warming spike after the little ice age and we haven't even been that warm yet.
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This whole video was regarding climate change and that there should be no doubt that humans are responsible for the climate change. Not all scientists agree with that statement. Know what was the worst global catastrophe in the past? Global cooling called the ice age. Then, we have the warming spike after the little ice age and we haven't even been that warm yet.
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Guest: one of us is retarded!! (1813 days ago)
are you some sort of troll or something??
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are you some sort of troll or something??
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cengland0 cengland0 (1813 days ago)
Of course not. Do you really think all scientists believe humans are responsible for global warming, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis? Here's a list of some in case you didn't know: LINK
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Of course not. Do you really think all scientists believe humans are responsible for global warming, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tsunamis? Here's a list of some in case you didn't know: LINK
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Guest: PeterGuest (1812 days ago)
Oh dear - presumably you also believe that nicotine is not addictive and has not killed 100 million people, because you found a Wikipedia page listing a few scientist who don't believe it. Try reading the full link before you post in support of your "argument" if that's what you think it is. Take a look at this graph from the link: LINK You are a muppet aren't you?
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Oh dear - presumably you also believe that nicotine is not addictive and has not killed 100 million people, because you found a Wikipedia page listing a few scientist who don't believe it. Try reading the full link before you post in support of your "argument" if that's what you think it is. Take a look at this graph from the link: LINK You are a muppet aren't you?
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cengland0 cengland0 (1812 days ago)
You really have no idea do you? What you read in Wikipedia was just a summary and you didn't even look into the details. First, they sent the survey to 10,257 scientists and only 3,146 responded which is a 30.7% response rate. Why didn't the other 70% respond? Probably because they didn't want to go on record for not agreeing with the survey. Then, the first question was regarding if the temperature rose, fell, or remained the same since the pre-1800 level. Only 90% responded that it has risen. 10% don't even believe there is an increase in temperature. Then, when asked about humans being responsible, only 82% responded yes. Regardless what some scientists "think", the facts are what matters. The temperature at 1100 BC is hotter than it is today according to this: LINK I was just giving you a list of scientists that were public about their disagreement. If you want to discuss this in a civil manner, I'm willing to do it. Please tell me if you believe the temperature is warmer than 1100 BC and, if so, why you think it rose.
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You really have no idea do you? What you read in Wikipedia was just a summary and you didn't even look into the details. First, they sent the survey to 10,257 scientists and only 3,146 responded which is a 30.7% response rate. Why didn't the other 70% respond? Probably because they didn't want to go on record for not agreeing with the survey. Then, the first question was regarding if the temperature rose, fell, or remained the same since the pre-1800 level. Only 90% responded that it has risen. 10% don't even believe there is an increase in temperature. Then, when asked about humans being responsible, only 82% responded yes. Regardless what some scientists "think", the facts are what matters. The temperature at 1100 BC is hotter than it is today according to this: LINK I was just giving you a list of scientists that were public about their disagreement. If you want to discuss this in a civil manner, I'm willing to do it. Please tell me if you believe the temperature is warmer than 1100 BC and, if so, why you think it rose.
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Guest: PeterGuest (1812 days ago)
Ha ha ha! Yes, I'm going to listen to you rather than the collective opinion of by far the majority of the world's climatologist scientists. "Why didn't the other 70% of the scientists respond?" - because they are most likely spending their time on the web refuting stupid Americans like you! "Only 90%" responded that it has risen. Oh dear! Only 90%! The world's temperature is warmer than in 1100BC because of the hot air coming out of the mouths of turkeys like you - and the methane parffing out of your big-USA-bottom.
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Ha ha ha! Yes, I'm going to listen to you rather than the collective opinion of by far the majority of the world's climatologist scientists. "Why didn't the other 70% of the scientists respond?" - because they are most likely spending their time on the web refuting stupid Americans like you! "Only 90%" responded that it has risen. Oh dear! Only 90%! The world's temperature is warmer than in 1100BC because of the hot air coming out of the mouths of turkeys like you - and the methane parffing out of your big-USA-bottom.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1811 days ago)
Obviously you're just trolling now. The survey was created in order to have a high response rate by making it 10 questions that could be answered in 2 minutes. Still, they only received a small number of responses. I can only conclude that there is some legitimate reason those people did not respond and my best guess is that they didn't want to be ridiculed by the media. So when we are talking about 90% believes there is a temperature increase on a survey with only a 30.7% response rate, that is effectively only 27.63% of the people that were sent the survey that openly agreed that they believe there is global warming. The percentages are even lower on the next question about humans being responsible for it. Now did you even look at the link that I posted because you seem to be ignoring the factual data that is in the chart in your response. The temperature is NOT warmer than it was in 1100 BC and if you think it was, you still did not support your reasoning with any valid response.
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Obviously you're just trolling now. The survey was created in order to have a high response rate by making it 10 questions that could be answered in 2 minutes. Still, they only received a small number of responses. I can only conclude that there is some legitimate reason those people did not respond and my best guess is that they didn't want to be ridiculed by the media. So when we are talking about 90% believes there is a temperature increase on a survey with only a 30.7% response rate, that is effectively only 27.63% of the people that were sent the survey that openly agreed that they believe there is global warming. The percentages are even lower on the next question about humans being responsible for it. Now did you even look at the link that I posted because you seem to be ignoring the factual data that is in the chart in your response. The temperature is NOT warmer than it was in 1100 BC and if you think it was, you still did not support your reasoning with any valid response.
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Guest: PeterGuest (1811 days ago)
Latest comment: So what if the temperature today is not as warmer as it was in 1100 BC? The world's temperature rises and falls naturally just as the graph shows. Hmmmm.... I wonder what the consequences of those temperature changes were? Did ancient man have to tweak their air-conditioning a bit or put on an extra jumper? Or did the changes in temperature cause the mass-extinction of millions of humans? Hmmmm.... I wonder what would happen if the floods that the East Coast of the USA experienced today (and in previous times when the world's temperature changed) became permanent in the near future? Hmmmm... I wonder what would happen if we added the effects of a natural increase in world temperature together with the effects of man-made climate change? Would it be even worse then previous increases in temperature? Could we at least restrain the coming natural increase in world temperature by not add man-made warming to the mix? All this involves something call THINKING and RATIONALITY. Give it a go - you might even enjoy it!
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Latest comment: So what if the temperature today is not as warmer as it was in 1100 BC? The world's temperature rises and falls naturally just as the graph shows. Hmmmm.... I wonder what the consequences of those temperature changes were? Did ancient man have to tweak their air-conditioning a bit or put on an extra jumper? Or did the changes in temperature cause the mass-extinction of millions of humans? Hmmmm.... I wonder what would happen if the floods that the East Coast of the USA experienced today (and in previous times when the world's temperature changed) became permanent in the near future? Hmmmm... I wonder what would happen if we added the effects of a natural increase in world temperature together with the effects of man-made climate change? Would it be even worse then previous increases in temperature? Could we at least restrain the coming natural increase in world temperature by not add man-made warming to the mix? All this involves something call THINKING and RATIONALITY. Give it a go - you might even enjoy it!
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Guest: PeterGuest (1811 days ago)
"Scientists" is a meaningless word used in this context. If your daughter had a brain tumour, would you go to a "scientist" to have an opinion about it? Such as a scientist who specialises in dinosaur poo? Or a scientist who specialises in volcanology? Do you really think that because someone is a "scientist" that they know everything about "science" in all fields? No, you would go to a doctor who specialised in child brain tumours and ask him what the opinion is of the world's scientists who specialise in child brain tumours. Then you would act on their advice. And before you think of it, no, "praying" to a imaginary man in the sky to be "healed" is not the correct answer. Here's my "questionnaire" - let's see if you can answer it. I'll make it multiple-choice to help you: (1) What percentage of the world's active climatologists (ie: those who are active publishers on climate change) replied "yes" to the following question: "Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?". Select ONE answer only: (A) 3% (B) 68% or (C) 97%. No cheating by looking at this link now! LINK
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"Scientists" is a meaningless word used in this context. If your daughter had a brain tumour, would you go to a "scientist" to have an opinion about it? Such as a scientist who specialises in dinosaur poo? Or a scientist who specialises in volcanology? Do you really think that because someone is a "scientist" that they know everything about "science" in all fields? No, you would go to a doctor who specialised in child brain tumours and ask him what the opinion is of the world's scientists who specialise in child brain tumours. Then you would act on their advice. And before you think of it, no, "praying" to a imaginary man in the sky to be "healed" is not the correct answer. Here's my "questionnaire" - let's see if you can answer it. I'll make it multiple-choice to help you: (1) What percentage of the world's active climatologists (ie: those who are active publishers on climate change) replied "yes" to the following question: "Do you think human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?". Select ONE answer only: (A) 3% (B) 68% or (C) 97%. No cheating by looking at this link now! LINK
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Guest: (1814 days ago)
The solution is simple. Don't let corporations fund political parties and require them to make a full declaration of all payments to "think tanks".
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The solution is simple. Don't let corporations fund political parties and require them to make a full declaration of all payments to "think tanks".
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