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Fake fact-checkers fall flat on Michael Shellenberger’s apology for apocalyptic climate claims

15 July 2020

7:23 PM

15 July 2020

7:23 PM

Facebook fact-checkers have tagged veteran environmentalist Michael Shellenberger’s Forbes article as “partly false.”   

The widely shared article, On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare, first published on Forbes, rejected ‘climate alarmism’, and featured Shellenberger apologizing for how ‘badly environmentalists have misled the public’ about the relatively new field of climate science. 

Facebook’s Climate Science fact-checking Climate Feedback” evaluated Shellenberger’s article, arguing that he allegedly ‘mixed accurate and inaccurate claims in support of a misleading and overly simplistic argumentation about climate change.’ 

In the pseudo-peer review Climate Feedback cited ‘six scientists who “analyzed the article, estimating its overall scientific credibility to be ‘low’. Stating that [an ambiguous] majority of...

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