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Clearing up the "Climate Debate"

A remarkable series of rebuttals to climate contrarians/deniers/"faux-skeptics" has appeared on The Conversation, an Australian academic site: 

"The debate may be fiery, but it's also phony. "

The false, the confused and the mendacious: how the media gets it wrong on climate change

By Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Western Australia and Michael Ashley, University of New South Wales

The Conversation wraps up Clearing up the Climate Debate with a statement from our authors: the debate is over. Let’s get on with it. Over the past two weeks The Conservation has highlighted the…

 

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June 24, 2011
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Bob Carter sees the world a little differently to the rest of the scientific community. AAP

Bob Carter’s climate counter-consensus is an alternate reality

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Professor David Karoly goes down the rabbit hole of Bob Carter’s climate theories. In his book Climate: The Counter-consensus, Bob Carter describes three different…

 

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June 23, 2011
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The Galileo Movement co-opts the father of science's name to pursue an anti-science agenda.

Rogues or respectable? How climate change sceptics spread doubt and denial

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Professor Ian Enting takes a look at the front groups and published texts of Australia’s climate sceptics. The “name-calling” in what passes for public…

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June 23, 2011
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Christopher Monckton deliberately misleads the public on climate change. AAP

The chief troupier: the follies of Mr Monckton

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Associate Professor John Abraham puts Christopher Monckton’s climate claims to the test. This summer, the people of Australia will yet again be treated to a circus…

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June 22, 2011
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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Prince Charles, the Archbishop of Canterbury and David Attenborough - just some of the oppressive forces faced by climate deniers. -(Jonathan)-/flickr, scottgun/flickr, Kew Gardens/fickr

A journey into the weird and wacky world of climate change denial

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Professors Stephan Lewandowsky and Michael Ashley step into the twilight zone of climate change scepticism: where the sun is made of iron and the royals are out to get you…

 

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June 21, 2011
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China says Australia has an crucial role in reducing global emissions. AAP

Australia’s contribution matters: why we can’t ignore our climate responsibilities

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Professor Ross Garnaut explains why Australia’s action on climate change policy is important. There is a line of argument about international action that is used…

 

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June 20, 2011
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Scientists have begun to make more noise about climate change. afagen/flickr

When scientists take to the streets it’s time to listen up

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Dr Michael Brown exposes the tactics used by purveyors of “non-science” to attack climate change research. It takes a lot to get scientists out of their offices…

 

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June 20, 2011
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People can get pretty riled up about hockey sticks. AAP

Climate change denial and the abuse of peer review

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Professor Stephan Lewandowsky holds “sceptics” accountable for their subversion of the peer review process. On 20 April 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf…

 

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June 16, 2011
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A jury of one's peers should assess scientific claims.

Who’s your expert? The difference between peer review and rhetoric

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Director of the Global Change Institute, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg submits some climate “sceptics” to peer-review and finds them wanting. Peer review is the basis…

 

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June 16, 2011
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Humans contribute energy to the global system at the rate of 15 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs a minute.

Our effect on the earth is real: how we’re geo-engineering the planet

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Director of the Melbourne Energy Institute and Professor of Geology Mike Sandiford explores the staggering ways we influence the shape of the globe. Aren’t we too puny…

 

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June 15, 2011
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Sound the alarm. It's a scientist's job to alert the public to the threats of climate change. AAP

Speaking science to climate policy

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: CSIRO’s James Risbey explains why it’s not “alarmist” to describe the threat of climate change to the public and how the climate system will respond…

 

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June 14, 2011
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The decade ending 2010 was the warmest on record for Australia. AAP

The greenhouse effect is real: here’s why

 

 

CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Bureau of Meteorology scientist Karl Braganza explains why we know the climate is changing, and what’s causing it. In public discussions of climate change, the full…


 

 

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June 14, 2011
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It's undeniable: our planet is changing. NASA

Climate change is real: an open letter from the scientific community

 

 

Today, The Conversation launches a two-week series from the nation’s top minds on the science behind climate change and the efforts of “sceptics” to cloud the debate. The overwhelming scientific evidence…
 

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Citation

Dash, J. (2011). Clearing up the "Climate Debate". Retrieved from http://climate.uu-uno.org/view/article/167332

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