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.”
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
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.