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.