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What is ENVIRONMENTAL SKEPTICISM? What does ENVIRONMENTAL SKEPTICISM mean?
What is ENVIRONMENTAL SKEPTICISM? What does ENVIRONMENTAL SKEPTICISM mean?
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: The Audiopedia
Scepticism in an ultra-connected age | Stephanie Bosset | TEDxSquareMile
Scepticism in an ultra-connected age | Stephanie Bosset | TEDxSquareMile
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: TEDx Talks
Climate Change in 12 Minutes - The Skeptic
Climate Change in 12 Minutes - The Skeptic's Case
Published: 2013/02/21
Channel: Stefan Molyneux
Ever wonder what caused Global Warming Skepticism? Then meet Frank Luntz.
Ever wonder what caused Global Warming Skepticism? Then meet Frank Luntz.
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: Garrett Mac
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: PragerU
Determinism vs Free Will: Crash Course Philosophy #24
Determinism vs Free Will: Crash Course Philosophy #24
Published: 2016/08/15
Channel: CrashCourse
What is ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION? What does ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION mean?
What is ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION? What does ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION mean?
Published: 2017/03/19
Channel: The Audiopedia
Dave Rubin on the Importance of Skepticism
Dave Rubin on the Importance of Skepticism
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: The Rubin Report
Metaethics: Crash Course Philosophy #32
Metaethics: Crash Course Philosophy #32
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: CrashCourse
How the Climate Denial Industry Works
How the Climate Denial Industry Works
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: David Pakman Show
What is Skepticism, Who are Skeptics, and What is the Skeptic Community?
What is Skepticism, Who are Skeptics, and What is the Skeptic Community?
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Pure Carbon
How Bad Global Warming Science Hurts the Environmental Movement
How Bad Global Warming Science Hurts the Environmental Movement
Published: 2016/01/24
Channel: Corbett Report Extras
Climate Change | Denial VS Skepticism
Climate Change | Denial VS Skepticism
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: Right-Libertarian Universe
Climate Change Debate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Climate Change Debate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2014/05/12
Channel: LastWeekTonight
Sefton - Skepticism
Sefton - Skepticism
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: Shroomm
FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
Published: 2013/07/21
Channel: PZ Myers
Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics
Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: Alexi tellesh
Environmental Protection on the Free Market
Environmental Protection on the Free Market
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: The Beardly Skeptic
Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Tristan Oliver
Skepticism mounts over Trump
Skepticism mounts over Trump's budget proposal
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: CBS News
Bill Nye Destroys climate change-denying Trump adviser William Happer
Bill Nye Destroys climate change-denying Trump adviser William Happer
Published: 2017/04/22
Channel: Politics Video Channel
TED Talk Tim Jackson Economics Of Climate Change
TED Talk Tim Jackson Economics Of Climate Change
Published: 2012/01/03
Channel: GlobalClimateNews
ORIGINS: Inconvenient Truths - From Love to Extinctions (OFFICIAL) - (Part 01/02)
ORIGINS: Inconvenient Truths - From Love to Extinctions (OFFICIAL) - (Part 01/02)
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: ASU ORIGINS
Scientific Studies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Scientific Studies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: LastWeekTonight
Professor Wants to Drug Climate Skeptics
Professor Wants to Drug Climate Skeptics
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: The Alex Jones Channel
Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics
Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics
Published: 2008/08/11
Channel: Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Adam Ruins Everything - Climate Change is Already Happening. Now what?
Adam Ruins Everything - Climate Change is Already Happening. Now what?
Published: 2016/12/22
Channel: truTV
Talking Science: Environmental and Health Communications in a Skeptical Era
Talking Science: Environmental and Health Communications in a Skeptical Era
Published: 2013/11/22
Channel: WoodrowWilsonCenter
MUST WATCH On Bacteria Crisis Across America
MUST WATCH On Bacteria Crisis Across America
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: TYT Politics
Paul Ehrlich - Avoiding a collapse of civilisation: Our chances, prospects and pathways forward
Paul Ehrlich - Avoiding a collapse of civilisation: Our chances, prospects and pathways forward
Published: 2013/07/31
Channel: Environment Institute
An Interview with Klaus Bosselmann on Taking Care of the Environment
An Interview with Klaus Bosselmann on Taking Care of the Environment
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: School of Public Policy at Central European University
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 3]
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 3]
Published: 2010/12/11
Channel: socialretard28
Ross McKitrick says Conservatives should focus on climate skepticism
Ross McKitrick says Conservatives should focus on climate skepticism
Published: 2016/03/01
Channel: pressprogress
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 2 of 4
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 2 of 4
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Cherry City Skeptics
Climate Change, Skepticism, & Prescription Drugs / NECSS 2016
Climate Change, Skepticism, & Prescription Drugs / NECSS 2016
Published: 2016/05/20
Channel: The Mind's Eye Podcast
Dr. Kevin Folta – “Skepticism, Evidence, and Crop Biotechnology”
Dr. Kevin Folta – “Skepticism, Evidence, and Crop Biotechnology”
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: DarwinOnThePalouse
Lecture by Dr Tim Ball   Medium
Lecture by Dr Tim Ball Medium
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Australian Environment Foundation
Garry DeWeese: Empirical Skepticism - National Ministry Conference
Garry DeWeese: Empirical Skepticism - National Ministry Conference
Published: 2012/07/09
Channel: BiolaUniversity
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 4 of 4
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 4 of 4
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Cherry City Skeptics
Why Climate Change Is Not an Environmental Issue
Why Climate Change Is Not an Environmental Issue
Published: 2013/04/28
Channel: Ryan Cooper
The Skeptic Zone #454 -2.July.2017
The Skeptic Zone #454 -2.July.2017
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: skepticzonepodcast
Tobacco "Skepticism" -- Template for Climate "Skepticism" « Climate Denial Crock of the Week2.mp4
Tobacco "Skepticism" -- Template for Climate "Skepticism" « Climate Denial Crock of the Week2.mp4
Published: 2012/01/22
Channel: LionKraze
Environmental TEDtalk - Allan Savory: How to reverse climate change by greening the world
Environmental TEDtalk - Allan Savory: How to reverse climate change by greening the world's deserts
Published: 2013/04/04
Channel: Carbon Control
Republicans Declare War On The EPA
Republicans Declare War On The EPA
Published: 2014/11/11
Channel: Secular Talk
Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: Skepticism in Television Programming
Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: Skepticism in Television Programming
Published: 2014/02/12
Channel: Irreverent Skeptics Podcast
Camp Inquiry: Where kids explore reason, science, skepticism
Camp Inquiry: Where kids explore reason, science, skepticism
Published: 2008/11/26
Channel: Center for Inquiry
Environmental movement has made progress in Western nations
Environmental movement has made progress in Western nations
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: KU News Service
Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: Potluck Skepticism
Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: Potluck Skepticism
Published: 2014/04/19
Channel: Irreverent Skeptics Podcast
Trump
Trump's Budget Explained
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: vlogbrothers
Andrew Guzman: Climate Change: More Than an Environmental Challenge
Andrew Guzman: Climate Change: More Than an Environmental Challenge
Published: 2013/02/26
Channel: World Affairs
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Environmental skepticism is the belief that claims by environmentalists, and the environmental scientists who support them, are false or exaggerated. The term is also applied to those who are critical of environmentalism in general. Environmental skepticism is closely linked with anti-environmentalism and climate change denial.

Environmental skeptics have argued that the extent of harm coming from human activities is less certain than some scientists and scientific bodies claim, or that it is too soon to be introducing curbs in these activities on the basis of existing evidence, or that further discussion is needed regarding who should pay for such environmental initiatives.[1] One of the focus themes in the environmental skeptics movement is the idea that environmentalism is a growing threat to social and economic progress and the civil liberties.

The popularity of the term was enhanced by Bjørn Lomborg's book The Skeptical Environmentalist.[2] Lomborg approached environmental claims from a statistical and economic standpoint, and concluded that often the claims made by environmentalists were overstated. Lomborg argued, on the basis of cost–benefit analysis, that few environmentalist claims warranted serious concern. However, in 2010, Lomborg stated that he believes in the need for "tens of billions of dollars a year to be invested in tackling climate change" and declared global warming to be "undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today" and "a challenge humanity must confront".[3][4] He summarized his position, saying "Global warming is real - it is man-made and it is an important problem. But it is not the end of the world."

Criticism[edit]

Environmentalist organizations and lobbies argue that such widespread skeptical doubts have not developed independently, but have been "encouraged by lobbying and PR campaigns financed by the polluting industries". Supporters of environmentalists argue that "skepticism" implies a form of denialism, and that, in the US particularly, "large donations [have been made] to Senators and Congressmen and [have] sponsored neoliberal think tanks and contrarian scientific research. ExxonMobil, the oil major, has been accused by Friends of the Earth and others of giving millions of dollars to a long list of think-tanks and lobbyists opposed to Kyoto."[1]

A recent study from progressive authors about the environmental skepticism movement claim that the overwhelming majority of environmentally skeptical books published since the 1970s were either written or published by authors or institutions affiliated with right-wing think tanks. They "conclude that scepticism is a tactic of an elite-driven counter-movement designed to combat environmentalism, and that the successful use of this tactic has contributed to the weakening of US commitment to environmental protection."[5] The skeptical environmental counter-movement is a civic problem and in dealing with the propositions for the counter-movement people who are not skeptics are forced to reach down the bedrock issues of epistemology, identities, and other core work for politics. [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Denial lobby' turns up the heat". London: The Observer. 2005-03-06. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ Lomborg, Bjrn (2004). Global crises, global solutions. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-60614-4. 
  3. ^ Jowit, Juliette (30 August 2010). "Bjørn Lomborg: $100bn a year needed to fight climate change". guardian.co.uk home Location. London. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Brett Michael Dykes, "Noted anti-global-warming scientist reverses course", Yahoo News (August 31, 2010)
  5. ^ Jacques, Peter J.; Dunlap, Riley E.; Freeman, Mark (June 2008). "The organisation of denial: Conservative think tanks and environmental scepticism". Environmental Politics. Taylor and Francis. 17 (3): 349–385. doi:10.1080/09644010802055576. 
  6. ^ Jacques, Peter (2016). Environmental skepticism: ecology, power and public life. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781315580050. 

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