This question has been the subject of many heated arguments, and a great deal of hysteria.
Even though all scientists adhere to scientific skepticism as an inherent part of the process, by mid November the word "skeptic" was being used specifically for the minority who publicised views contrary to the scientific consensus.
This small group of scientists presented their views in public statements and the media, rather than to the scientific community. The warming of the world's climate sparks a blaze of denialRoss Gelbspan said industry had engaged "a small band of skeptics" to confuse public opinion in a "persistent and well-funded campaign of denial".
In academic literature and journalism, the terms climate change denial and climate change deniers have well established usage as descriptive terms without any pejorative intent.
Weart recognise that either option is problematic, but have decided to use "climate change denial" rather than "skepticism". They contrasted scientific skepticism—which is "foundational to the scientific method"—with denial—"the a priori rejection of ideas without objective consideration"—and the behavior of those involved in political attempts to undermine climate science.
They said "Not all individuals who call themselves climate change skeptics are deniers. But virtually all deniers have falsely branded themselves as skeptics.
By perpetrating this misnomer, journalists have granted undeserved credibility to those who reject science and scientific inquiry.
History of climate change science Research on the effect of CO2 on the climate began inwhen Joseph Fourier inferred the existence the atmospheric " greenhouse effect ". InJohn Tyndall quantified the effects of greenhouse gases on absorption of infrared radiation.
Svante Arrhenius in showed that coal burning could cause global warming, and in Guy Stewart Callendar found it already happening to some extent. With the Presidency of Ronald Reaganglobal warming became a political issue, with immediate plans to cut spending on environmental research, particularly climate related, and stop funding for CO2 monitoring.
Reagan appointed as Secretary of Energy James B. Edwardswho said that there was no real global warming problem. Congressman Al Gore had studied under Revelle and was aware of the developing science: The hearings gained enough public attention to reduce the cuts in atmospheric research.
In Sherwood B. Idso published his book Carbon Dioxide: An Environmental Protection Agency EPA report in said global warming was "not a theoretical problem but a threat whose effects will be felt within a few years", with potentially "catastrophic" consequences.
Public attention turned to other issues, then the finding of a polar ozone hole brought a swift international response. To the public, this was related to climate change and the possibility of effective action, but news interest faded.
There was increasing media attention: Marshall Institute sought to spread doubt among the public, in a strategy already developed by the tobacco industry. As a counter-movement, they used environmental skepticism to promote denial of the reality of problems such as loss of biodiversity and climate change.
The tobacco industry engaged the APCO Worldwide public relations company, which set out a strategy of astroturfing campaigns to cast doubt on the science by linking smoking anxieties with other issues, including global warming, in order to turn public opinion against calls for government intervention.
The campaign depicted public concerns as "unfounded fears" supposedly based only on "junk science" in contrast to their "sound science", and operated through front groupsprimarily the Advancement of Sound Science Center TASSC and its Junk Science website, run by Steven Milloy.
A tobacco company memo commented "Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the 'body of fact' that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy.* Global warming is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary of Science as “an increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere,” either by “human industry and agriculture” or by natural causes like the Earth has “experienced numerous” times “through its history.”.
Curiously, the temperature graph preferred by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the famous “hockey stick,” smooths out the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age to create an impression that twentieth-century warming is “the warmest in 1, years” (Figure 2).
The Concept of Global Warming and Greenhouse Effect hornblende (57) in science • 9 months ago Global warming is a scientific theory or scenario in which increased levels of atmospheric carbondioxide and other greenhouse gases are linked to general rising of temperature around the world.
Ten years ago, Al Gore claimed we had 10 years to save the planet from global warming, as pointed out in this Communist BS (CBS News) report from early Unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return, Gore said.
Mar 08, · Global warming can"t exist without the greenhouse effect. What the greenhouse effect does is traps some of the sun's heat in the atmosphere and releases some of it back into space.
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