02 Jun '11, 1pm

Are You A Genuine Skeptic Or A Climate Denier?

When trying to understand what's happening to our climate, do you consider the full body of evidence? Or do you find the denial instinct kicking in when confronted with inconvenient evidence?

For example, let's look at the question of whether global warming is happening. Do you acknowledge sea level rise , a key indicator of a warming planet, tripling over the last century? Do you factor in the warming oceans , which since 1970 have been building up heat at a rate of two-and-a-half Hiroshima bombs every second? Glaciers are retreating all over the world, threatening the water supply of hundreds of millions of people. Ice sheets from Greenland in the north to Antarctica in the south are losing hundreds of billions of tonnes of ice every year. Seasons are shifting , flowers are opening earlier each year and animals are migrating towards the poles. The very structure of our ...

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