Climate Change Denial in Carleton University Course Exposed by National Science Team
For a copy of the report, click here.
Ottawa, ON (28 Feb 2012) – A science watchdog has released a report slamming a course taught at a leading Canadian university over what they call “biased and inaccurate” claims concerning climate change.
The course “Climate Change: An Earth Sciences Perspective”, taught by Tom Harris for two years, is the subject of a 98-page report written by the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS). The report constitutes a blow-by-blow response citing extensively from the scientific literature to rebut 142 erroneous and fully-quoted claims.
On auditing the course, CASS discovered that key messages for students contradict accepted scientific opinion. These messages include: denying that current climate change has an anthropogenic cause; dismissing the problems that carbon dioxide emissions cause because CO2 is plant food; denying the existence of the scientific consensus on the causes of climate change; and claiming that we should prepare instead for global cooling.
A copy of the report can be downloaded at
The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism critically engages with scientific, technological and medical claims made in public discourse. With a panel of expert advisers and volunteers, CASS addresses factual inaccuracies and misinformation in public debates by promoting evidence-based science. CASS is a working group of the Centre for Inquiry Canada, the leading freethought organization in Canada promoting reason, science, secularism and freedom of inquiry.
Dr. Christopher Hassall
Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism