02 Jun '11, 1pm

Are You A Genuine Skeptic Or A Climate Denier?: photo: Jay Galvin/Creative Commons The following is a guest pos...

photo: Jay Galvin /Creative Commons The following is a guest post by John Cook of Skeptical Science . It originally appeared on ABC Drum . In the charged discussions about climate, the words skeptic and denier are often thrown around. But what do these words mean? 

Consider the following definitions. Genuine skeptics consider all the evidence in their search for the truth. Deniers, on the other hand, refuse to accept any evidence that conflicts with their pre-determined views.

 So here's one way to tell if you're 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 ...

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