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    keep in touch Email You ll receive updates news event information and urgent action alerts from the Union of Concerned Scientists You can unsubscribe at any time Next Quote A Tale of Two Reports One of these reports is by the United States government the other by corporate interests Can you spot which one is the real deal Correct That s the Real Deal Nope That s Not Science Unbelievable right They look almost exactly the same That s very much on purpose The corporate report designed to look almost identical to the U S Government s National Climate Assessment pictured here was written by the Cato Institute an organization founded by fossil fuel billionaire Charles Koch That s how far climate deniers will go to confuse the public about the real science on climate change The report dubiously claims that climate change will have little national significance and that sea level rises caused by global warming are easily adapted to Sigh This is why we must continue to expose misrepresentations of science Next Quote Dragons you say Is it possible that a fire breathing animal really existed Today some scientists are saying yes They have found large chambers in certain dinosaur skulls The large skull chambers could have contained special chemical producing glands When the animal forced the chemicals out of its mouth or nose these substances may have combined and produced fire and smoke Uhh that s totally ridiculous Please let this be true Correct Not Science Nope That s Not Science Fire breathing dinosaurs would be cool but no That s definitely not science That s taken from Life Science a text book from Bob Jones University Press that also claims that dinosaurs and humans lived on earth at the same time Charter schools in at least 10 states including Colorado and Louisiana have reported using materials from the same publisher As much as we all love dragons there is no scientific evidence that they ever existed Next Quote Deforestation Schmeforestation Every year more than 30 million acres of forest is cleared or lost globally Deforestation is seen as a key contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions Not true with an extra emphasis on the schmeforestation It s totally true Correct That s Science Nope That is Science Sadly that s science That was Unilever makers of Ben and Jerry s Hellmann s Mayonnaise and Dove products citing the science on deforestation as a major cause of global warming The company recently implemented a policy to source all its palm oil used in many of their products from deforestation free sources Over the last several months UCS supporters and our allies have waged a very successful campaign to commit major food and personal care companies such as General Mills Colgate Palmolive Proctor Gamble and Hershey to using deforestation free palm oil Thank you Don t stop Next Quote Eureka or Maybe Not Natural gas is essentially an emissions free power source Nope accent on the gas Yup

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