Skepticism vs. Denial

I enjoyed the article below about a well-known climate change skeptic who, in light of the ever-growing evidence of climate change, has publically changed his stance. Skeptics will not believe something until they see convincing evidence; deniers refuse to believe the truth if it conflicts with their beliefs or desires.

With scientific data piling up showing that the world has reached its hottest-ever point in recorded history, global-warming skeptics are facing a high-profile defection from their ranks. Bjorn Lomborg, author of the influential tract "The Skeptical Environmentalist," has reversed course on the urgency of global warming, and is now calling for action on "a challenge humanity must confront."


Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100831/sc_yblog_upshot/noted-anti-global-warming-scientist-reverses-course;_ylt=Aq98gM0HwjVo8v6.qNS.LhWs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTUxdjRwdG9rBGFzc2V0A3libG9nX3Vwc2hvdC8yMDEwMDgzMS9ub3RlZC1hbnRpLWdsb2JhbC13YXJtaW5nLXNjaWVudGlzdC1yZXZlcnNlcy1jb3Vyc2UEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM0BHBvcwMxBHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDbm90ZWRhbnRpLWds

2 comments:

  1. FLP is right! Anyone who ignores the evidence about global warming is in denial

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