Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Skeptical about climate change?

"There’s not just a consensus of scientists - there’s a consensus of evidence."
This is an excellent resource for those unsure, confused or hostile to the idea that human activities are dangerously disrupting the climate. John Cook, with the help of a number of climate scientists and other helpers, has put together a free document titled, The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism (pdf here). It is well illustrated, clearly written, brief and to the point, addressing some of the most common queries and misunderstandings.

If your question isn't covered by the guide, the rest of John's site, Skeptical Science, has responses to more than one hundred common arguments concerning climate change (with plenty of links to published peer-reviewed scientific papers, or just short simple answers for beginners). I have recommended this excellent and highly informative website before, but let me do so again.


byron smith said...

Hot Topic: This book looks like a good resource/basic introduction.

byron smith said...

Carbon Brief: Heartland documents leaked. More evidence of the planning and funding behind one arm of the disinformation campaign by vested interests to delay any serious action on climate.

byron smith said...

The Age: An Australian connexion to the Heartland release, namely, Heartland (funded significantly by big oil) funds Bob Carter, one of our most outspoken homegrown deniers, though Carter refuses to say what the money is for.

byron smith said...

SkSci: The original two posts from DeSmogBlog reposted together on Skeptical Science.

"An anonymous donor calling him (or her)self "Heartland Insider" has released the Heartland Institute's budget, fundraising plan, its Climate Strategy for 2012 and sundry other documents (all attached) that prove all of the worst allegations that have been levelled against the organization.

"It is clear from the documents that Heartland advocates against responsible climate mitigation and then uses that advocacy to raise money from oil companies and "other corporations whose interests are threatened by climate policies.""