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- Overall, they are not Friends of Science, and we rate them a Strong Pseudoscience site for promoting alternative global warming information.
Bias Rating: RIGHT PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2002, Friends of Science (FoS) is a Canadian non-profit advocacy organization based in Calgary, Alberta. The organization assumes that humans are largely not responsible for the currently observed global warming, contrary to the established scientific position on the subject. According to their about page, their goal is “To educate the public about climate science and through them bring pressure to bear on governments to engage in public debates on the scientific merits of the hypothesis of human-induced global warming and the various policies that intend to address the issue.”
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Analysis / Bias
In review, Friends of Science is a misleading name as they do not support the consensus on human-influenced climate change. Rather, they propose that “the Sun is the main direct and indirect driver of climate change,” not human activity. They argued against the Kyoto Protocol and are considered by many to promote human-influenced climate change denial. In general, this is a human-influenced Climate Change denial website that rejects the consensus of science.
Failed Fact Checks
- Popular “Friends of Science” video promoted by Youtube presents long list of climate myths – Very Low Scientific Credibility
Overall, they are not Friends of Science, and we rate them a Strong Pseudoscience site for promoting alternative global warming information. (D. Van Zandt 3/17/2017) Updated (11/11/2022)
Last Updated on November 11, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check