Six myths about “deniers” March 14, 2010Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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Six myths about “deniers”
by Bill DiPuccio
Quadrant Online, March 14, 2010
Global warming “deniers”: myth-conceptions abound
They’ve been compared to “flat earthers” and even “Holocaust deniers”. And, as the recent “Climategate” email scandal reveals, they have been blacklisted in certain professional circles. Scientists who disagree with the current consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) are dismissed by some colleagues and politicians as ignorant and irrelevant. Though there are certainly cranks out there who lend credence to this stereotype, not everyone who rejects the idea that global warming is a planetary crisis brought about by burning fossil fuels deserves to be vilified.
There are numerous myths surrounding those who are wrongly labeled “deniers”. Most of them can be distilled into six basic accusations:
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