Rebuttal of the Climate Change Deniers!


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This wasn’t the article that I was going to post a link to at first (I was instead going to post two opposing articles regarding Peak Oil – standby for that tomorrow!)

However, I thought this was worth posting. Written by scientist Dr Donald Prothero, it is a complete rebuttal of the arguments posed by Climate Change Deniers to deny AGW (anthropogenic global warming, to the uninitiated.) He begins by referencing the recent skeptics open editorial in the Wall Street Journal and debunks it before summarising the evidence for climate change, followed by a demolition job on the skeptic’s arguments. It’s rather interesting, although I do think he was sticking his neck out a bit by posting the article on a site called eSkeptic!  Talk about entering the Lion’s Den. Naturally, it precipitates an avalanche of negative comments with reasoned (and not so reasoned!) arguments against his standpoint.

I like to keep an open mind regarding the arguments for both sides, but I don’t like to fence sit either. I do accept the concept of human-induced climate change, although I do also accept that there is (and should be) an opposing point of view. I’d love the Sceptics to be right – however, I just don’t think we can afford to take the risk if they’re not!

Anyway, as ever, click here to read the article and make the judgement for yourself.

eSkeptic – How we know Global Warming is real and Human Caused by D Prothero

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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