Oh No! Newt cites NAS as ‘proof’ of consensus! Gingrich misunderstands National Academy of Sciences: ‘I say to all of my conservative friends, don’t assume automatically the entire (NAS) is wrong’
Gingrich: 'And I'd say to NAS don't assume that a vote by renowned scientists is necessarily true
Rebuttal: 'Believe it or not, the NAS does not opine on science. NAS does not pass judgment on scientific issues. Indeed, there is no mechanism to do so. The NAS has an affiliate called National Research Council...produces reports of varying quality that represent consensus views of the panels'