18 Jul '11, 2pm

Say Brother, Can You Share My Logic? The Climate Debate and “Talking Past Each Other”

First a word about the difference between 'sceptic' and 'denier'. A sceptic is someone who maintains an open mind and reviews all the relevant evidence as it becomes available. All scientists, from Jim Hansen to Bjorn Lomborg (although the latter is a poor economist at best) can be described as sceptics. The 'skeptical' articles analysed above were not written by sceptics, but by deniers. Deniers are those who refuse to accept the weight of evidence, which every scientific body in the world agrees points to as definite a problem and cause as you will ever get in science. What this shows is that denial is nothing to do with the science or any objective analysis of the science. Deniers cherry-pick the science they want to believe in, or misinterpret specific papers in a way that supports their preconceptions. Their focus on the science is not shared by those calling for acti...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/say-brother-can-you-share-my-lo...

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