Tue, 2006-05-23 06:27Richard Littlemore
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A Few Things Ill-Considered; A Climate Change Counterpoint

Here's a very clear, readable and well-researched site on how to respond to climate change skeptics. A great example of what you will find runs as follows:

Objection

So 2005 was a record year, one really warm year or two is not global warming.

This kind of objection only indicates an unfamiliarity with the actual long term temperature record and is just asking for a few good temperature facts, so let 'em have it!

Answer:
2005 breaking the record is not convincing? Let's see then, how about:

Tue, 2006-05-23 05:46Ross Gelbspan
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Greenhouse Concerns from the World's Greatest Skeptic

Saudi Arabia, which for years has thwarted all attempts to curb carbon emissions, gets religion.  

Saudi Oil Firm Aramco Says Backs Greenhouse Gas Cut

Planetark.org, May 23, 2006

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, signalled on Monday it would help the fight against global warming through research on cutting carbon dioxide emissions in the oil and gas industry.  

Mon, 2006-05-22 22:45Sarah Pullman
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Blogosphere, Unite!

There's a great and extremely revelant piece over at WorldChanging this week about the need for a concerted plan to deal with the skeptics hard at work confusing the public in online dicussions about climate change.

Alex Steffan writes:

…it is precisely because the climate crisis is so profound that we need to encourage the American debate on the subject to move on, finally and for good, and start to focusing on how to build a bright green future as quickly as possible. The science, after all, is pretty unequivocal at this point.
Mon, 2006-05-22 10:56Ross Gelbspan
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A Climate of Deep-Seated Doubt

Bush snubs Gore film on global warming

          Is President Bush likely to see Al Gore's documentary about global warming? 

          ''Doubt it,'' Bush said coolly Monday

          Bush has had bitter disagreements with Gore about the environment and other issues. Bush defeated Gore, then the Democratic vice president, in a disputed presidential election that was finally settled by the Supreme Court in 2000.  

Sat, 2006-05-20 11:24Jim Hoggan
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Scientists' Climate Change Messaging Anything But Clear

Grist Magazine has turned up another excellent climate change piece - this time an excerpt from “Americans and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Science and Action” (PDF) a report synthesizing the insights of 110 leading thinkers on how to educate and motivate the American public on the subject of global warming.

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