Why link to the Forbes article, instead of the original research article they are talking about? Here is the original article from Organization Science: http://oss.sagepub.com/content/33/11/1477.ful...<quoted text>
I don't know where they're being published, or if they are. From what I've read, dissenters are shut down in the scientific community. The Forbes article I posted the link to, was about a peer-reviewed survey done by Organization Studies. Here is the link again:
It turns out it's a study of a group that opposes the consensus viewpoint, namely those in the petroleum industry. That's why their survey looked only at professional engineers and geoscientists in an area of Canada that depends on oil for their income. And that's why the study is in Organizational Science, instead of a journal devoted to climate science.
"To answer this question, we consider how climate change is constructed by professional engineers and geoscientists in the province of Alberta, Canada. We begin by describing our research context and the strategic importance of Canadian oil worldwide, to the economy of Canada, and the province of Alberta. We outline the influential role of engineers and geoscientists within this industry, which allows them to affect national and international policy."
"There are 540 multinational integrated, midsized, and junior oil and gas companies in Canada (nearly all headquartered in Calgary, Alberta) with operations worldwide."
"...the petroleum industry through oil and gas companies, related industrial services, and consulting services is the largest employer, either directly or indirectly, of professional engineers and geoscientists in Alberta. In oil and gas companies, almost half of CEOs are professional engineers or geoscientists and most senior management teams and boards have at least one licensed professional."
Do you find it surprising that, when you limit your survey of scientists to those that work of petroleum industries, they are more skeptical of global warming?
Do I find it surprising that James Taylor (of the Heartland Institute) would misrepresent this study for his gullible readers? Nope.