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Joe Camel thinks he’s a science expert

Would you trust Joe Camel to teach science to your children? Even lifelong smokers don't want Joe near their kids. The tobacco industry pi ...

I have a theory that bigfoot exists!

Oh really, what is your evidence? Many people are confused about the definition of the word 'theory,' especially with climate change.

Models are unreliable?  You mean late for photo shoots?

Models are unreliable. I agree -- they are often late for photo shoots, and sometimes never show up at all!

To find truth, hire a detective.   To just win, hire a lawyer.

If you want to find the truth, hire a detective (or scientist). If you just want to win, hire a lawyer (or PR firm).

Do you argue with your plumber?

Do you greet your plumber with this skepticism: “Yeah, right! You’re just gonna snake that little thing down there and it’s gonna clear up ...

Would you believe a detective who pins murder on a ghost?

Suppose you saw a dead body in a crime scene. Would you believe a police detective who says, 'A ghost did it!' when there's evidence everyw ...

Do you cheer for baseball players who always strike out?

Do you root for baseball players with lifetime .000 batting averages? This is like listening to the rare scientists who reject climate chan ...

Are you calling the U.S. Armed Forces 'Chicken Little'?

Critics call people concerned about climate change 'Chicken Little Alarmists.' However, U.S. Defense Dept. is worried about climate change.

Like like blaming a raccoon for going thru your trash

Blaming Exxon "is like blaming a raccoon for going through your trash. They’re simply responding to available opportunities." Their "multi ...

When in doubt, ask... the Roman Catholic Church!

"At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pres ...

When in doubt, ask... your insurance company!

“The prospect of extreme climate change and its potentially devastating economic and social consequences are of great concern to the insuran ...

Galileo Gambit:  "They also laughed at Bozo the Clown."

"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed ...

Would you argue with your doctor over a heart condition?

Some people say ‘When you are sure about climate change, then we will do something about it.’ Suppose your doctor says ‘Well, I am very ...

Is the fox a "serious" protector of the henhouse?

Calling him [an oil lobbyist] a serious source on climate is like calling a fox a "serious" protector of the hen house.

Free Beer!

That's about the only thing where you can get scientists to agree. Yet. . .The overwhelming majority of climate scientists accept that clim ...

Consensus?  97+% of climate researchers support IPCC

"...97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC [anthropogenic climate change] outline ...

Your child has worrisome symptoms.   97 doctors say 'treat.'

97 of 100 doctors recommend quick action to correct your child's serious abnormalities revealed by tests. One doctor says the child seems ...

Send your grandkids on an unsafe airplane?

Would you put your grandkids on an airplane that 97 of the top 100 aerospace engineers declared unsafe, because you heard the 3 others say ' ...

Ignore 97 out of 100 oncologists saying, 'Let's remove that mole!'

If 97 out of 100 oncologists advised you to remove a skin mole, would you listen to 3 oncologists saying the spot on your skin is benign? A ...

Every major national science academy in world...

"Every major national science academy in the world has reported that global warming is real, caused mostly by humans, and requires urgent ac ...

I am not an alarmist, but I am alarmed.  You should be too.

"The excess CO2 that is pumped into the air today will affect our planet for thousands of years into the future. I am not an alarmist, but I ...

1 out of 33 dentists recommend sugarless chewing gum

Would you ever see a commercial like this? No, because then you would think, 'what are the other 32 out of 33 dentists saying?'

That iceberg looming just ahead...is global warming

100 years ago, Titanic's Captain Smith steamed ahead full speed, despite iceberg warnings. By time the fatal 'berg was visible, it ...

Still wearing those 1970s outdated disco clothes?

Just as bad as wearing outdated disco clothes is believing this outdated idea: 'scientists still disagree if humans are causing climate chan ...

When in doubt, ask...  big business!

"Last month, more than 70 European companies, including Ikea and Coca Cola, asked the European Union to aim for more ambitious carbon cuts." ...

So 97 doctors told you that lump must be removed, but. .

97 doctors said you must have a tumor removed or it'll kill you. But you decided to follow the advice of 3 who said "Nah, it's just a shado ...

When in doubt, ask. . . an investor!

Climate change is "a significant investment risk for the foreseeable future".

Psst...Guess what I heard from the watergate burglars!

Do you believe information provided from the Watergate Burglars? No, neither should you believe computer hackers who steal private e-mails ...

Scientific consensus matters; even Galileo made mistakes.

Galileo championed the idea that Earth revolves around the sun, but some of his evidence was later proven wrong. Today, peer review and co ...

Would you drive on a bridge 97% of engineers agree will collapse?

97% of engineers agree bridge ahead will collapse. 3% say not to worry. Would you keep driving?

Drive your car if 97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot?

97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot. 3% say your brakes are fine. You family is inside the car. Who do you listen to?

Are you still debating if smoking causes cancer?

"Giving scientists and climate change deniers equal time is like having tobacco executives debate doctors on the safety of cigarettes." — Se ...

Deny global warming? Do you deny Air Force heat seeking missiles?

'In a bizarre sense, to deny global warming is to question the ability of the Air Force to put the right sensor on a heat seeking missile.' ...

Would you eat a mushroom that 97% of experts say is poisonous?

If 97% of experts say a mushroom is poisonous but 3% say it is safe, would you feed it to your kids?