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You Call This Consensus?

July 7, 2011

Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast writes a 2011 paper examining the common sound bites surrounding the idea that there is a scientific "consensus" surrounding the idea that humans are the primary cause of catastrophic climate change.

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Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast writes a 2011 paper examining the common sound bites surrounding the idea that there is a scientific "consensus" surrounding the idea that humans are the primary cause of catastrophic climate change. Bast traces the origins of such claims and finds that they often conflicted, disingenious, and patently false.

Author
Joseph Bast is a Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He cofounded Heartland in 1984, serving as executive director then as president & CEO until January 2018. His research and writing focuses on climate change and energy policy.
jbast@heartland.org @JosephLBast