Thursday, November 8, 2007

Fake Climate Study Tricks Skeptics

Internet (TGW) – A hoax scientific study blaming fake CO2-producing bacteria for global warming had some climate skeptics convinced.

Laced with scientific terminology, the report was published in the ‘Journal of Geoclimatic Studies’ which stated that the findings could be ‘the death of manmade global warming theory.’

One British scientist emailed the report to over 2000 colleagues before realizing it was a fake.

Blogger skeptic Neil Craig wrote: "This could not be more damaging to manmade global warming theory ... I somehow doubt if this is going to be on the BBC news."

The anonymous report also ‘found’ that bacteria in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans produced at least 300 times more carbon dioxide than human activity.

"The whole story is a hoax," Deliang Chen, professor of Meteorology at Gothenburg University in Sweden, told Reuters. He said two "authors" listed as from his University were unknown.

Via :: Reuters