“We are not just scientists but human beings as
well. And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place,
which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of
potentially disastrous climate change. To do that we need to get some
broad-based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of
course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up
scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little
mention of any doubts we might have.”

-Dr Stephen Schneider, Biological Sciences Professor at Stanford
University, reiterating comments he made to Discover magazine in 1989,
American Physical Society News Online, August/September 1996