Climate change skeptic and former Kansas police chief, Paul Ibbetson, has been outed for spreading misinformation, by the American Geophysical Union, whose research he used in a recent opinion piece he penned.
The article, Behind the Curtain: revisiting global warming and the war on terror, which appeared on several websites yesterday, stated that:
As early as 1992, Gore was touting that 98% of scientists agreed with him on the global warming issue. In reality, a survey of the American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society taken in the same year found that only 17% of scientists endorsed the greenhouse gas climate theory.
The American Geophysical Union came out today with a letter to the editor decrying Ibbetson’s claim. To quote:
The incorrect and incomplete data from the 1991 survey that you repeat have been passed around and published in op-eds and, more recently, blogs by climate change skeptics for years, but repetition does not make misinformation correct.
Not too often do we see a police chief busted!