Do you ever bother to check peer reviewed scientific papers to explain climate change not just what's in the main stream media?
- ElizabethLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, I do check papers. What annoys me is when mainstream media don't include links on their articles. They usually include quotes from the authors but the problem is that non-scientist journalists can take those quotes out of context to fill the story they wanted to file.
A good example (but unrelated to climate change) here was an article in the Irish Times titled 'Sellafield still main threat to Irish Sea' (Sellafield is a nuclear powerplant and at the time a fuel reprocessing plant). The article quoted the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland saying radiation levels in the sea had been dropping and posed no health risk.
- samLv 66 months ago
- oikoσLv 76 months ago
Sometimes. One of the most telling sections of the paper is the acknowledgements. If the "research" was supported by Big Energy, it is likely to be just a wee bit biased toward claiming that there is no AGW.
- 6 months ago
Occasionally but they are not a lot of help!
OK, if you read a few hundred they would be but it is difficult to find one that says "this is global warming and how it works". They are more like: "we spent a couple of summers in Spain and we dredged this pollen out of a river - oh, and we enjoyed it so much that more research is required".
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- it is iLv 56 months ago
Once in awhile some magazines our local college library has some reprinted scientific papers in them. From what I see in the main stream media, what they report is based on these articles, but dumbed down (by writers who don't really understand what they are reading) for an audience which couldn't understand them in their original form.
- CowboyLv 66 months ago
We should ALL get science news from the scientific literature - the main stream media is just entertainment.
- 6 months ago
The mainstream media is the propaganda machine for the global warming crusade. They are the true climate denier crowd and anti-science machine, that is brain washing the public.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 76 months ago
I read most everything, but believe little. Even "scientific" opinion is still just opinion, not fact.
- SagebrushLv 76 months ago
Nah! Those 'accepted' reviews are biased. Besides, I don't need another scientist to tell me something about what I have already thoroughly researched. Especially those crumby people who call themselves scientists and are paid by Soros.
- Anonymous6 months ago
I learnt long ago to take any headline in mainstream media such as newspapers with a grain of salt. Documentaries such as "An inconvenient Truth" and the "Great Global warming swindle" are riddled with inaccuracies and are basically "Junk Science" yet people take them as gospel.
Pure scientific papers are above my education to fully understand. However publications such as "Science or Nature" journals are a bit easier and take great pride in being accurate.