Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Science magazine gets suckered by another fake polar bear trapped on melting ice photo

Science magazine is deeply disturbed:
We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts.

To illustrate its item about scientific facts, Science chose this image of a doomed poley bear:


One small problem. As James Delingpole reveals, that poley bear image is fake. It’s been photoshopped. Science subsequently admitted:

The image associated with this article was selected by the editors. We did not realize that it was not an original photograph but a collage, and it was a mistake to have used it.

As Science says: “There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions.”

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