Exec. Publisher of Science journal responds to Palin op-ed in Washington Post

Brendan DeMelle DeSmog
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Alan Leshner, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the executive publisher of the journal Science, responded to Sarah Palin’s op-ed in the Washington Post, calling her out for her denial of climate science and her lack of basic understanding of the difference between climate vs. weather. 

In his own op-ed, titled “Don’t Let the Climate Doubters Fool You,” Leshner says that Palin “distorted the clear scientific evidence” of climate change and “she also badly confused the concepts of daily weather changes and long-term climate trends.”

Palin’s attempt to use the “Climategate” email theft scandal to promote the cause of climate denialism is thoroughly refuted by Leshner, who summarizes clearly the vast scientific evidence of human-driven climate change.  Read Leshner’s op-ed in the Washington Post, it speaks for itself.

Brendan DeMelle DeSmog
Brendan is Executive Director of DeSmog. He is also a freelance writer and researcher specializing in media, politics, climate change and energy. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Grist, The Washington Times and other outlets.

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