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False Consensus: The Onion Spoofs Climate Science

August 20, 2018

The comedy site the Onion spoofed climate alarmists claiming the only hope for the earth is that climate researchers have it wrong.

The Onion’s recent satire on climate science, “Climate Researchers Warn Only Hope For Humanity Now Lies In Possibility They Making All Of This Up,” presents a paradox worth solving.

'Saying the time to act has come and gone,' the piece begins, 'a group of researchers from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned Tuesday that any hope for the future of humanity now hinges on the possibility that scientists like themselves are simply making all of this up.' 

The spoof continues: 'After reviewing our climate models and projections of worldwide CO2 emissions, we have come to the conclusion that the only scenario in which the human race survives is if our thousands upon thousands of meticulous empirical studies on climate change turn out to be something we’ve been lying about all along,' said climate scientist Philip Vanderwall…

Robert L. Bradley Jr., CEO and founder of the Institute for Energy Research, is a leading expert on the history and regulation of energy markets.