There was a forum post a while back about research calling into question the man made influence on climate change. Lots of folk then started waving the old skeptic flag about global warming. Well, the editor that allowed that article into his journal has now resigned over it. I read an article about the 'paper' and it's author last night. Find it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14768574 The basic summary is this: That would be those idiots that think the earth is about 7000 years old. I rarely post in this forum because it's full of uneducated opinions on branches of science most of us know nothing about and as such - should keep our mouths shut about. It's fine to have an opinion on a moral (abortion) or subjective (art) matter but to grab tidbits of info from selected (and highly questionable) articles makes a mockery of having a forum called "Science and Technology". Furthermore, the scientific community is prone to influence from outside sources (the tobacco lobby was one of the most influential). An evangelical scientist working for a group that has the views expressed in the quoted section above is just as bad. His interest is not in the scientific benefit but instead on qualifying his own organisations belief. Science is ultimately about getting closer and closer to the truth. Mistakes get made along the way but real science is something above religion and money. It's about understanding why everything is. Giving credence to 'controversial' new papers is damaging to that ultimate quest. So please, before all the malleable young minds start saying 'yeah, i knew that <insert mainstream accepted view> was crap', please question it's source and it's objectivity. Scientific revolutions do happen but normally when a new approach lets somebody test it for the first time (when the theory starts to become fact). The vast majority of climate work points to a hotter planet with human industrial (and biological) influence being a factor. So when one or two studies pop up and say "no", ask yourself why. And finally, its so easy to be a skeptic because it takes away the guilt or responsibility. It must be even easier to be an evangelical scientific skeptic because 'god must will it'. In today's mainstream and empirically structured scientific community - being a skeptic is ignorant but easy way out of responsibility. Enjoy that guilt free ride on your descendants one way ticket to disaster.