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The Nature of Environmental "Skepticism"
The Nature of Environmental "Skepticism"
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FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
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Talking Science: Environmental and Health Communications in a Skeptical Era
Talking Science: Environmental and Health Communications in a Skeptical Era
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Professor Wants to Drug Climate Skeptics
Professor Wants to Drug Climate Skeptics
DATE: 2012/04/03::
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Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes
Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes
DATE: 2010/03/03::
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Debate (HBO)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Climate Change Debate (HBO)
DATE: 2014/05/11::
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Michael Mann - Real Scepticism
Michael Mann - Real Scepticism
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Are UFOs Real or Imagined? : Documentary on Alien Belief and Skepticism (Full Documentary)
Are UFOs Real or Imagined? : Documentary on Alien Belief and Skepticism (Full Documentary)
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Techno Skeptic
Techno Skeptic
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Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics
Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics
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Droughts and Heatwaves: Ocean Oscillations vs CO2 by JIm Steele
Droughts and Heatwaves: Ocean Oscillations vs CO2 by JIm Steele
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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Climate Change: Skeptical Science
Climate Change: Skeptical Science's 97% FRAUD
DATE: 2013/08/26::
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CrossTalk on Climate: Global skepticism warms up?
CrossTalk on Climate: Global skepticism warms up?
DATE: 2010/05/24::
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Are UFOs Real, Conspiracy, or Delusion? : Documentary on UFO Believers and Skeptics
Are UFOs Real, Conspiracy, or Delusion? : Documentary on UFO Believers and Skeptics
DATE: 2014/08/26::
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Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 3]
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 3]
DATE: 2010/12/10::
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New Fuel Technologies - Power Hire & K2 environmental test results for chornco 2082
New Fuel Technologies - Power Hire & K2 environmental test results for chornco 2082
DATE: 2009/11/02::
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Dr Richard Milne - Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Separating Skepticism from Denial
Dr Richard Milne - Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Separating Skepticism from Denial
DATE: 2011/10/24::
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Mike Malloy on environment and foreign policy in Obama
Mike Malloy on environment and foreign policy in Obama's inaugural (Jan 23, 2013 hr 1 seg 3)
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FtBCon: Sex & Skepticism
FtBCon: Sex & Skepticism
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The World of Weird News: Bigfoot, UFOs and Other Questionable Claims (Sharon Hill)
The World of Weird News: Bigfoot, UFOs and Other Questionable Claims (Sharon Hill)
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Environmental Protection on the Free Market
Environmental Protection on the Free Market
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Real Close Encounters A Documentary
Real Close Encounters A Documentary
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The Way Forward: Understanding Our Ecological Place
The Way Forward: Understanding Our Ecological Place
DATE: 2014/08/08::
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Moral Skepticism: Arcadia University US275 Scientific Ethics
Moral Skepticism: Arcadia University US275 Scientific Ethics
DATE: 2012/02/16::
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Republicans Declare War On The EPA
Republicans Declare War On The EPA
DATE: 2014/11/10::
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John Lennon vs Conventional Liberal Wisdom
John Lennon vs Conventional Liberal Wisdom
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Climate change: Skeptics turn the heat on IPCC report
Climate change: Skeptics turn the heat on IPCC report
DATE: 2010/02/07::
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Climate Chains the Global Warming Fraud (what about 1,500 active volcanoes)
Climate Chains the Global Warming Fraud (what about 1,500 active volcanoes)
DATE: 2009/10/17::
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This Thing Called Science Part 1: Call me skeptical
This Thing Called Science Part 1: Call me skeptical
DATE: 2013/05/02::
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Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: I Ain
Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: I Ain't Afraid o' No Ghosts
DATE: 2014/04/12::
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Catastrophe Denied 2 Warren Meyer Skeptics
Catastrophe Denied 2 Warren Meyer Skeptics' View of CATASTROPHIC Climate Change
DATE: 2010/02/18::
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Taiwan: Thousands rally against nuclear in fear of another Fukushima
Taiwan: Thousands rally against nuclear in fear of another Fukushima
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Inside Story Americas - The US disconnect over climate change
Inside Story Americas - The US disconnect over climate change
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The Political uses of Doom - Ron Bailey
The Political uses of Doom - Ron Bailey
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Unlikely Skeptic:  A Liberal Environmentalist challenges Global Warming Theory
Unlikely Skeptic: A Liberal Environmentalist challenges Global Warming Theory
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Skepticism Cuts both Ways
Skepticism Cuts both Ways
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FtBCON: Skepticism and the DSM
FtBCON: Skepticism and the DSM
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Cambridge Forum: Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change
Cambridge Forum: Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change
DATE: 2014/10/03::
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Camp Inquiry: Where kids explore reason, science, skepticism
Camp Inquiry: Where kids explore reason, science, skepticism
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History of the Conservative Movement: Politics in America - William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview (2002)
History of the Conservative Movement: Politics in America - William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview (2002)
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Intelligence Squared Debate: Our Children Are Over Diagnosed
Intelligence Squared Debate: Our Children Are Over Diagnosed
DATE: 2015/01/27::
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Changing the Moral Climate on Climate Change
Changing the Moral Climate on Climate Change
DATE: 2012/05/09::
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Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: The Satanic Panic!!
Irreverent Skeptics Hangout: The Satanic Panic!!
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Revisiting
Revisiting 'Climategate': Has Climate Skepticism Discredited the IPCC?
DATE: 2010/07/26::
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity MCS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS, and Fibromyalgia
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity MCS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS, and Fibromyalgia
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Common Ground - Kansas Climate and Energy Project connects with the Heartland.
Common Ground - Kansas Climate and Energy Project connects with the Heartland.
DATE: 2011/10/14::
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Robert D. Morningstar. Who is Minding the Moon? 2014 HD
Robert D. Morningstar. Who is Minding the Moon? 2014 HD
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Chemtrails: Proof from an Insider (1/5)
Chemtrails: Proof from an Insider (1/5)
DATE: 2010/12/21::
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Chris Sabine - The Changing Social Climate of Global Warming and Ocean Acidification
Chris Sabine - The Changing Social Climate of Global Warming and Ocean Acidification
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FtBCON: Neurodivergence and Skepticism
FtBCON: Neurodivergence and Skepticism
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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.

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 reversed his position and he now agrees with "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 problem for many grant writers with connections in Washington, as well as for statists who cannot bear disagreement, 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, P.J.; Dunlap, R.E.; Freeman, M. (June 2008). "The organisation of denial: Conservative think tanks and environmental scepticism". Environmental Politics 17 (3): 349–385. doi:10.1080/09644010802055576. 
  6. ^ Jacques, Peter. Environmental Skepticism: Ecology, Power and Public Life. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009. Print.

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