A new scientific study held by researchers at Harvard University and Yale University has definitively proven that people that don’t believe that climate change is real are of extremely low intelligence.
“This study confirms what everyone already knew,” said Paul Mosely, author of the study and a research scientist at Harvard University. “At this point, if someone doesn’t believe that climate change has been proven to be a legitimate concern by scientific community, then that person is most likely an idiot.”
The study of 10,232 Americans found that people who were climate change deniers had an average IQ score of 85.
“Research proves that time and time again, if someone doubts that climate change is real and caused by human activity, that person is within the 80-90 range of IQ known as ‘dull.’ I don’t want to stupid shame, that’s not what we do here. But, well, people who don’t think climate change is real are stupid and they should be ashamed of themselves.”
The study was published last week in the journal Scientific American.
Data from the study came from the National Intelligence Survey of Youth 2010 (NISY10), a national survey of people who were between 18-32 years old when they were first interviewed in 2010.
In 2012, all participants were asked, “Do you believe that climate change is real and caused by human activity?”
Some conservative critics have suggested that this was a ‘loaded gotcha question’ and that the correlation is merely a coincidence.
Mosely said that despite the expected backlash, the major finding was almost certainly still true: people who don’t respect the overwhelming conclusion of the scientific community that climate change is real are most likely morons.