Denialism. The argument overheats

Denialism. The argument overheats

Global warming researchers often wryly remark that the US has given birth to several forms of climate change denialism, which have evolved in stages. They’ve spread around the world, courtesy of PR mavens, pundits and other reality-challenged, scientifically-illiterate individuals.

When scientists stated the obvious, as in, we’ve known for over a century that CO₂ stores heat and that atmospheric CO₂ has risen from 280 parts-per-million to 400 parts-per-million since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, thanks to fossil fuel combustion – which reasonable people realised would have a significant effect – denialists became more creative.

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