The list, which will likely be shortened by the time the final red team members are chosen, contains the names of just over 200 people that have either scientific or economic backgrounds. They may claim to be climate experts, but many have long espoused views that are considered to be thoroughly ludicrous.
It shouldn’t need to be said that this is not how science works, but hey, it’s 2017.
Scientific data, methodologies, and interpretations are discussed and debated between scientific experts, which results in an emergent truth. In the case of climate change, anywhere from 97 to 100 percent of scientific papers that have taken a position on the matter have concluded that it’s serious, and humans are causing it.
Sure, there are people on this list that have scientific backgrounds, but when they are handpicked by an institute that’s infamous for comparing climate change advocates to domestic terrorists and murderers, you know that they aren’t going to be on the side of objective science.
This red team-blue team exercise is nothing short of weaponized deception. It’s designed to wave paid-for climate deniers with real qualifications in front of the American public, hoping that they’ll buy into their rhetoric.
[H/T: Huffington Post]