These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: According to their about page: “Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration, and more. Resource Watch data are curated by World Resources Institute’s independent, nonpartisan experts, drawing from the best peer-reviewed and authoritative sources.”
Resource Watch fully discloses their funding partners on the website.
In review, there is a tremendous amount of data on the website covering sustainability. There is little use of emotional language and everything is sourced properly to credible scientific information. Overall, this is a strong pro-science resource. (D. Van Zandt 4/11/2018)