Top Scientists To Media: Stop Using ‘Skeptic’ To Describe Climate Science Deniers

Posted by Mike Confino, December 11, 2014

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Four dozen leading scientists and science journalists/communicators have issued a statement urging the media to “Please stop using the word ‘skeptic’ to describe deniers” of climate science.

The 48 signatories, Fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), include such luminaries as Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto; Douglas Hofstadter, Director of The Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition at Indiana University; physicist Lawrence Krauss, Director of The Arizona State University Origins Project; and Bill Nye “the Science Guy.” Full list here.

via Top Scientists To Media: Stop Using ‘Skeptic’ To Describe Climate Science Deniers | ThinkProgress.