30 Nov '13, 5pm

What climate denial has learnt from tobacco denial via @skepticscience by @SkS_AMB, featuring @greenma…

What climate denial has learnt from tobacco denial Posted on 30 November 2013 by Anne-Marie Blackburn As discussed in a recent Skeptical Science post , John Cook responded to an article by Anthony Cox published in the Newcastle Herald . In his article, Cox attempts to cast doubt on the scientific consensus on man-made climate change by focusing on Cook et al. 's 2013 peer-reviewed paper . Cox effectively rejects the paper's findings by using a well-known technique developed in the 1970s by the tobacco industry: “unrealistic expectations”. More precisely, according to Cox a paper no longer supports the consensus if it does not explicitly specify the percentage of global warming caused by humans. As Cook points out, this allows Cox to ignore many papers that clearly state that human activities are behind ongoing climate change. For instance, a paper which includes "Accumulat...

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