Climate change – a guide for the perplexed (20.05.2007)

NewScientist tackles the climate change myths and explains 26 statements on climate change. I like their approach in giving different angles and also publishing a guide on assessing the evidence.

NewScientist: Yes, there are still big uncertainties in some predictions, but these swing both ways. For example, the response of clouds could slow the warming or speed it up.

With so much at stake, it is right that climate science is subjected to the most intense scrutiny. What does not help is for the real issues to be muddied by discredited arguments or wild theories.

So for those who are not sure what to believe, here is our round-up of the 26 most common climate myths and misconceptions.

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