Climate denial

Economists and statisticians reject contrarian claims about the climate in a blind test

Posted on 16 May 2016 by Stephan Lewandowsky

Together with colleagues Tim Ballard, Klaus Oberauer, and Rasmus Benestad, I published an article last week in Global Environmental Change. The basic thrust of the article is readily summarized:

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Consensus On Consensus

Posted on 13 April 2016 by Stephan Lewandowsky

One of the things about the field of climate science that I find particularly striking is the way rigorous debate about so many diverse issues co-exists with a ubiquitous consensus about the fundamental facts that greenhouse gas emissions from our economic activities are warming the planet. Indeed, of all the silly things that have been said about the climate by political operatives and others who cannot accept the 150-year old physics of greenhouse warming for ideological reasons, perhaps the silliest is the claim that scientists do not agree about those fundamental physics.

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Seepage: The effect of climate denial on the scientific community

Posted on 7 May 2015 by Stephan Lewandowsky

The article “Seepage: Climate change denial and its effect on the scientific community” just appeared in Global Environmental Change. The article is authored by me and Naomi Oreskes, James S. Risbey, Ben R. Newell, and Michael Smithson.

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Subterranean War: Some Reasonable Questions and Answers

Posted on 10 November 2013 by Stephan Lewandowsky

Further authors: Gerard Hastings and Linda Bauld, University of Stirling

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FAQs for PLoS1 paper by Lewandowsky, Gignac, and Oberauer

Posted on 2 October 2013 by Stephan Lewandowsky

This post contains FAQs and answers to the paper by Lewandowsky, Gignac, and Oberauer that was published in PLOS ONE in 2013, entitled The Role of Conspiracist Ideation and Worldviews in Predicting Rejection of Science.

The abstract of the paper is reproduced below, and because PLOS ONE is an open access journal the paper itself can be accessed here:

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Ethics Lost in Translation

Posted on 15 June 2013 by Stephan Lewandowsky

The tobacco-funded Heartland Institute already lost many of its sponsors—and millions in donations—a year ago when it suggested on a billboard that acceptance of the pervasive scientific consensus on climate change is somehow tantamount to being a serial killer or terrorist. The Institute is now again embroiled in a major scandal: This one does not involve billboards but a serious misrepresentation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Climate of Doubt Strategy #1: Deny the Consensus

Posted on 6 November 2012 by Dana Nuccitelli

The PBS Frontline program Climate of Doubt did a masterful job in exposing the tactics climate denialists have used to delay meaningful action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change in the USA.  Perhaps the #1 strategy they have pursued involves denying the scientific consensus on human-caused global warming.  As Myron Ebell of the right-wing think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) put it,

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Climate Change and Scientific Debate - The Messenger Matters

Posted on 4 July 2011 by John Gregg

What a week it’s been for the climate debate in Australia. The furore surrounding Christopher Monckton’s visit, the letter signed by 50 academics calling for a cancellation of his speaking engagements, the ensuing backlash against those petitioners by readers of The West Australian and of course Tony Abbott’s very public swipe at the calibre of our leading economists.

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