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By Matthew Yglesias

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I’m not qualified to fully assess the scientific accuracy of An Inconvenient Truth, but unlike some New York Times reporters I know the difference between science and social science. To wit, the Gray Lady:

“He’s a very polarizing figure in the science community,” said Roger A. Pielke Jr., an environmental scientist who is a colleague of Dr. Vranes at the University of Colorado center. “Very quickly, these discussions turn from the issue to the person, and become a referendum on Mr. Gore.”

Roger Pielke, Jr. isn’t an environmental scientist. Read his about me page (emphasis added):

I am currently a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado. At CU, I am also a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. Before coming to CU in 2001, I spent 8 years as a staff scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in their Environmental and Societal Impacts Group (now called ISSE). I have a B.A. in mathematics, an M.A. in public policy and a Ph.D. in political science, all from the University of Colorado.

Time for another blogger ethics panel?

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