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Public scepticism prompts London Science Museum to rename climate exhibition

Posted By admin On March 24, 2010 @ 9:33 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Ben Webster
London Times [1]
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Science Museum is revising the contents of its new climate science gallery to reflect the wave of scepticism that has engulfed the issue in recent months.

The decision by the 100-year-old London museum reveals how deeply scientific institutions have been shaken by the public’s reaction to revelations of malpractice by climate scientists.


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The museum is abandoning its previous practice of trying to persuade visitors of the dangers of global warming. It is instead adopting a neutral position, acknowledging that there are legitimate doubts about the impact of man-made emissions on the climate.

Even the title of the £4 million gallery has been changed to reflect the museum’s more circumspect approach. The museum had intended to call it the Climate Change Gallery, but has decided to change this to Climate Science Gallery to avoid being accused of presuming that emissions would change the temperature.

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[3] Science Museum Prove It! poll now closed – surprising results: http://www.prisonplanet.com/science-museum-prove-it-poll-now-closed-%e2%80%93-surprising-results.html

[4] Belief In Man-Made Climate Change Collapses In Britain & Germany: http://www.prisonplanet.com/belief-in-man-made-climate-change-collapses-in-britain-germany.html

[5] Climate Minister: Britons Are ‘Inherently Sceptical’ Of Climate Science And Politics: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climate-minister-britons-are-%e2%80%98inherently-sceptical%e2%80%99-of-climate-science-and-politics.html

[6] Sharp decline in public’s belief in climate threat, British poll reveals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sharp-decline-in-publics-belief-in-climate-threat-british-poll-reveals.html

[7] Climate scientists are losing the public debate on global warming: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climate-scientists-are-losing-the-public-debate-on-global-warming.html

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