UK Science Museum director: Brits are stupid

“In the run-up to the Copenhagen conference, the Science Museum in London invited web users to respond to the following statement with a ‘Count Me In’ or ‘Count Me Out’ vote for their ‘PROVE IT!’ Project:

“I’ve seen the evidence. And I want the government to prove they’re serious about climate change by negotiating a strong, effective, fair deal at Copenhagen.”

Now, this vote wasn’t exactly presented as an unbiased choice, because the web site clearly proclaimed: “The Science Museum has examined the evidence. We’re convinced climate change is caused by humans and requires urgent action.”

Unfortunately for the Museum (and even more so for the Government), the vote closed yesterday, with a result that the Science Museum neither expected nor wanted: a mere 2,650 users ‘Counted In’, while a resounding 7,612 ‘Counted Out’.

Professor Chris Rapley CBE, Director of the Science Museum and Professor of Climate Science at UCL, was not amused:

More work needs to be done to convince people of the reality of human-induced climate change and of the urgency with which we must agree an international solution. Public organisations, like the Science Museum, have a responsibility to lay out the evidence and open up public discussion.”” “The Science Museum Bemoans False Consciousness


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