Dem candidates pass, GOP candidates flunk #climate #Science – #notsurprised


Graphic shows results of survey of scientists on candidates’ statements on climate change; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;

AP reports that while 2/3 Democratic candidates for President know climate science, GOP candidates for President flunk out on knowing general climate science. Can’t say I’m surprised at all, in fact, I could have told you that based on debates, comments, and the general views of the GOP. Check the full story for the names of the scientists giving the grades, as well as some hilarious quotes from the scientists about candidate comments.

When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates’ comments.

At the request of The Associated Press, eight climate and biological scientists graded for scientific accuracy what a dozen top candidates said in debates, interviews and tweets, using a 0 to 100 scale.

To try to eliminate possible bias, the candidates’ comments were stripped of names and given randomly generated numbers, so the professors would not know who made each statement they were grading. Also, the scientists who did the grading were chosen by professional scientific societies.

Anti-Science Quotable: Michigan Representative Dan ‘Im-a-scientist’ Benishek thinks climate science is bunk


Michigan GOP Congressman Dan Benishek, a former general surgeon, claims he is a scientist and doesn’t believe the many peer-reviewed scientific studies on climate change… even though he believes in peer-reviewed science. He also says, ‘well’ a whole heck of a lot. Check out the video on Huffington Post here.

The climate may be changing, but I don’t think man is contributing to it. Well, I think it’s just the natural course of things. … there’s no scientific evidence that shows any of that. I’m not sure there’s any any evidence to prove that there’s man-made catastrophic global warming. Well, there’s no significant scientific evidence. Well, I am a scientist. You know, I believe in peer-reviewed science. But, I don’t see any peer-reviewed science that proves that there is man-made catastrophic climate change.