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ENGL 165 Arrizon - Climate Change: Objectivity

Is the page's bias obvious? Or is it hidden?

Click on this link and as you read "Get the Facts", ask yourself these questions:

  • What is the purpose of this page?
  • Does the page present factual information?
  • Does it present a complete picture? What is NOT mentioned?

Next, scan this article from Forbes magazine, then read the information at the end about the author.

  • What is the author's area of expertise, and is it really relevant to the topic?
  • Are there any other clues that suggest that the author might have a bias or ulterior motive in writing this piece?
  • Then think about the source. What can you tell about Forbes' main audience - and is that audience's opinions about global warming likely to be impartial?