17 May 2007

Global Climate Change: New Scientist Guide for the Perplexed

Do you find all the claims and counterclaims, information and disinformation around the topic of climate change perplexing? Can't keep all the acronyms straight and or keep track of how many scientists really believe we're all doomed?

New Scientist magazine has just put together a "roundup of the 26 most common climate myths and misconceptions": New Scientist, Perplexed.

It includes explorations by various authors of such topics as:

• Human CO2 emissions are too tiny to matter

• We can't do anything about climate change

• The 'hockey stick' graph has been proven wrong

• Chaotic systems are not predictable

• We can't trust computer models of climate

• They predicted global cooling in the 1970s

• It's been far warmer in the past, what's the big deal?

Including links to source material. You'll want to bookmark this one for future reference. And a link to "assessing the evidence."

Print edition on newstands now.

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