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Since the last science update of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which said recent warming is due mostly to human emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), the critics have mounted an awesome pushback with some success.
As a long time student of the amazing research into climate change, this writer must lament. It has been truly observed that “When ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.”
In short, to the extent that the contrarians are succeeding, they are doing it through misinformation and flat-out incorrect statements, using rhetoric to generate uncertainty and outrage. Often they simply alter graphs or information to show their points (just as they charge incorrectly that others do.) Also they make statements that are true, but then lead the reader to interpret them incorrectly.
Other times they just lie, as in a piece sent to thousands of scientists looking like a reprint from a journal but really just put together. In this they argue that the sun is doing the warming.
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