Are you a global warming denier? Take the Heib Global Warming Test

Are you a global warming denier? Take the Heib Global Warming Test
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A DeSmogBlog fan passed on to us a “Global Warming Test” making the email rounds today.

The site is run by Monte and Harrison Heib and the intro for the test states: 

“Caution: This section contains sound science, not media hype, and may therefore contain material not suitable for young people trying to get a good grade in political correctness.”

Sound science?

We have learned here at the DeSmogBlog that any disclaimer containing the words “sound science” most likely means you’re about to be spun faster than a weather vain. And the Heib Test proves, once again, that this is a “sound assumption.”

My personal favorite is Question 8:

From the chart below, which of the following is most true?

A. Industrial pollution from factories, power plants, and cars caused global warming
B. Natural variations in global temperatures may occur in roughly 500-years cycles
C. Global cooling occurred as a result of the Renaissance Period

Heib Chart

I only scored 3 out 10 overall – guess I’m not ready yet for the global warming denier camp. Are you?

For more information on the creators of the Heib Global Warming Denial test check out this write up over at Global Warming Watch. Or you can contact Monte Heib at this email address: [email protected] to query him further on his background in climate science. We did and we’ll let you if we hear back.


Are you a global warming denier? Take the Heib Global Warming Test

Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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