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ISTPP Research Analyzes Climate Scientists’ Participation in Environmental Interest Groups

ISTPP Director Vedlitz and his co-authors, Drs. Bromely-Trujillo and Stoutenborough, have published their research about the level of involvement climate scientists have with environmental interest groups in Climatic Change. Climate skeptics and recent research has questioned the objectivity of climate scientists. To examine this perception of bias, the researchers compare climate scientists’ involvement with environmental interest groups to that of the general public. They find, compared to the general public, that climate scientists are less likely to attend a demonstration or sign a petition and are neither more nor less likely to donate money to such groups.

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, James W. Stoutenborough, and Arnold Vedlitz. 2015. “Scientific Advocacy, Environmental Interest Groups, and Climate Change: Are Climate Skeptic Portrayals of Climate Scientists as Biased Accurate?” Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1477-0.

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