I have to agree with JoNova, the Lewandowsky study ostensibly linking climate skeptics to moon-landing-deniers is perhaps the worst study I have seen in a really long time. This is another sign of postmodernism run wild in the sciences, with having the “right” answer being more important than actually being able to prove it.
The whole story is simply delicious, given the atrocious methodology paired is paired with a self-important mission by the authors of supposedly defending science against its detractors. I can’t do the whole mess justice without just repeating her whole post, so go visit the article.
For the record, I have never seriously doubted that the moon landings really happened or that cigarettes cause cancer. Also, I will add my name to the list of skeptical bloggers who were not contacted about the study — though I am a small fry, I am pretty easy to find given my URL.
By the way, the article mentions 9/11 truthers only in passing. This is probably not an accident. I would bet just about any amount of money that there is a good correlation between 9/11 conspiracy theorists and climate alarmists.