Monday, November 12, 2007

'Sceptics' demolished

In Unravelling the sceptics, Richard Black reports on his attempt to find out what climate sceptics really think. This is likely to prove to be a useful exercise because it looks as if those who actually answered his well-constructed questionnaire do one or both of the following: 1) cite evidence that does not actually contradict the view of the IPCC and that of the Brazilian, British, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Indian, Russian and US scientific academies; and/or 2) make errors or misrepresentations (for example with regard the influence of the sun/cosmic rays/or the urban heat island effect) that can easily be cleared up.

[P.S. 13 Nov: see Gavin Schmidt at RealClimate on the BBC contrarian top 10]

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