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Critics Are Far Less Prominent Than Supporters

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Science  25 Jun 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5986, pp. 1622
DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5986.1622-b

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A new analysis of 1372 climate scientists who have participated in major climate science reviews or taken public positions on their main conclusions confirms what many researchers have said for years: Those who believe in anthropogenic climate change rank, on average, much higher in the scientific pecking order than do those who take issue with the idea. But the paper, published this week, faces several criticisms.