(Chicago, Illinois – September 11, 2007) The debate over whether global warming is natural and moderate, or man-made and likely to be catastrophic, has reached a fevered pitch.
Newsweek recently devoted a cover story to claiming scientists and economists who don’t agree with Al Gore are “well-funded naysayers who still reject the overwhelming evidence of climate change.” But hardly a week passed before NASA was compelled to admit it had been over-estimating recent temperatures for the U.S., and now the record shows six of the 10 hottest years on record occurred before human emissions could have played a role.
The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based free-market think tank, has released a 10-question Global Warming Test to separate fact from fiction and shine some light on the hysterical hyperbole. The Global Warming Test was originally developed in the 1990s by Monte Hieb, P.E. The quiz holds the number one Google search result position for “global warming test.”
Hieb is a certified professional engineer with expertise in mining and geology. He is not affiliated with Heartland. He warns, “the test contains sound science, not media hype, and may therefore contain material not suitable for young people trying to get a good grade in political correctness.”
The Global Warming Test is available at www.heartland.org.