by William Colglazier

The following is a rebuttal to an earlier article by Roger Pielke, Jr. entitled "Science Academies as Political Advocates" that appeared in "bridges" vol. 6.

Science Academies and Climate Change

 In his op-ed published in bridges, Roger Pielke, Jr., cited the June 2005 statement on climate change issued  by eleven national science academies as an example of these institutions unwisely engaging in political advocacy and politics. In our view, the eleven academies' statement was consistent with and supported by careful objective studies done by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) over the past 15 years, which is the reason that the then NAS President Bruce Alberts signed the statement. 


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