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Climate Change - The Science is Settled, It Is Just Politics Now

Climate change scepticism is about more than just science | Adam Corner | Environment | guardian.co.uk
....climate change scepticism is only superficially about science.
The basic question of human impact on the climate is no longer seriously debated in the scientific literature. Science being science, there will always be uncertainties. But if the credibility of a scientific conclusion can be judged from the weight of evidence that supports it, then climate change is a fact. The problem is that seemingly objective facts are surprisingly malleable – especially when they are perceived to have implications for policy or behaviour.
As Mike Hulme showed in his book Why We Disagree About Climate Change, many of the arguments that rage around climate science are not really about climate change at all: they are disputes about personal values, regulation, economic growth or the acceptable level of government intervention in our lives. Climate change just happens to cut to the heart of these red hot issues – and so it is used as a vehicle for thrashing out ancient disputes.

If you are a sceptic you are probably a well paid holder of anachronistic views who isn't interested in the science at all. Or do I mean a if you are a warmist activist....

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"As Mike Hulme showed in his book Why We Disagree About Climate Change, many of the arguments that rage around climate science are not really about climate change at all: they are disputes about personal values, regulation, economic growth or the acceptable level of government intervention in our lives."

Er, exactly.

But this applies equally to BOTH sides of the issue: not just the "deniers" but also the "science-is-settled" zealots.

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