Everyone has his favorite conspiracy theory: Diana was murdered, the JFK assignation second gunman, 911, or that
Roosevelt knew about Pearl Harbor. There is a new conspiracy theory going around, namely that 97 percent of the world's climate scientists have conspired to created the hoax of man-made climate change. This theory holds that all these scientists are just creating phony science to protect their funding and do the bidding of the U.S. government and their universities. Let's ignore the actual climate data for the moment and that most denial scientists are funded by fossil fuel companies. Try to imagine that 9,136 climate scientists from all over the world agreeing to create phony peer reviewed climate data in service to the U.S. government. Keep in mind that the evidence for climate change due to human influence has been recognized by the national science academies of all the major industrialized countries. Why would scientist from Russia, China, Germany, France, Brazil, India and Japan together with thousands of scientists of every nationality, jeopardize their professional careers to do a favor for a government many of them despise?