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Discussing climate change on the net Posted on 26 November by BaerbelW Today, many discussions about climate change happen on the internet.
People interested in the topic share information and have lively discussions about the latest studies and findings. But, you'll also find many contributors voicing not just minor doubts about human-caused climate change but also those who outright deny it.
In this blog post, I suggest some options which exist to deal with these dissenting voices. Consensus among scientists - lack of consensus on the internet At a guess, you'll have noticed the following more than just once: As soon as an article about climate change gets published on the internet, it usually doesn't take long for comments voicing doubt or outright denying that it's human-caused to appear.
Even though there's an overwhelming consensus of well over 90 percent in scientific publications and among climate scientists that the current climate change is human-caused, you can easily get quite a different impression from what gets posted on the net.
Instead, the consensus has emerged from the evidence collected and analysed for over years by thousands of climate scientists around the globe. The evidence and results fit together like many pieces of a large puzzle coming together and falling in place to create a coherent picture.
You'll however often be hard pressed to find this conensus on the internet.Skeptical Science is based on the notion that science by its very nature is skeptical. Genuine skepticism means you don't take someone's word for it but investigate for yourself. You look at all the facts before coming to a conclusion.
In the case of climate science, our understanding of climate. The problem with being skeptical of global warming is that there is no longer reason for reasonable doubts. The fact that CO2 in the atmosphere traps heat was discovered about In , scientists specifically started warning us that if we increased the CO2 .
Examines the science and arguments of global warming skepticism. Common objections like 'global warming is caused by the sun', 'temperature has changed naturally in the past' or 'other planets are warming too' are examined to see what the science really says.
The goal of Skeptical Science is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. When you peruse the many arguments of global warming skeptics, a pattern emerges. Skeptic arguments tend to focus on narrow pieces of the puzzle while neglecting the broader picture.
John Cook rebuts the most common sceptic arguments against global warming. Important Books & Reports.
Getting Sceptical about Global Warming Scepticism. Cook J. Empirical evidence that humans are causing global warming, Skeptical Science.
Why would sea-level rise for global warming and polar ice-melt? Khan, Summary •”Geophysical shape of the earth is the fundamental component of the global .