The Skeptical Environmentalist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a link to an article about the book The Skeptical Enviromentalist. The book was written by a statistical theorist who would look at the top 50 or 100 studies published about a given subject such as oil reserves or global warming.
He points out that many of the popular perceptions are not supported by the scientific data. It's interesting reading. Take a look at the article or read the book and decide for yourself.