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Medicinal mavericks

Consensus is a dirty word when it comes to climate change experts, but put in just about any other context, expert consensus is what we all would want. This Marc Roberts cartoon casts that issue in the best light:

How low must one go?

How far do you have to lower your standards if you are the Heartland Institute and want four Texans for a list of “experts” on global warming?

Developed and Developing Countries Agree

So says a recent poll from PIPA. They agree on exactly what, you ask?

Consensus or Collusion?

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: More and more the models share all the same assumptions, so of course they all agree! And every year fewer scientists dare to speak out against the…

Position Statements Hide Debate

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: All those institutional position statements are fine, but by their very nature they hide the debate and the variety of individual positions. The real debate is in…

What About Peiser?

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Sure, Oreskes found no one bucking the consensus, but her paper was overturned by Benny Peiser who did the exact same study and found very different results.…

Global Warming is Just a Hoax

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Global Warming is just a hoax perpetrated by environmental extremists and liberals who want an excuse for more big government. Answer:

There is no Consensus

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Climate is complicated and there are lots of competing theories and unsolved mysteries. Until this is all worked out one can’t claim there is consensus on Global…