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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
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 in 12 Minutes - The Skeptic
Climate Change in 12 Minutes - The Skeptic's Case
Published: 2013/02/21
Channel: Stefan Molyneux
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: PragerU
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
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
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
Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore
Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: TED
Dave Rubin on the Importance of Skepticism
Dave Rubin on the Importance of Skepticism
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: The Rubin Report
How the Climate Denial Industry Works
How the Climate Denial Industry Works
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: David Pakman Show
Metaethics: Crash Course Philosophy #32
Metaethics: Crash Course Philosophy #32
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: CrashCourse
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 Scientists Laugh at Global Warming Hysteria
Climate Scientists Laugh at Global Warming Hysteria
Published: 2013/05/16
Channel: 1000frolly
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
FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
Published: 2013/07/21
Channel: PZ Myers
In the Crosshairs of History: Michael E. Mann and the Denial Industry
In the Crosshairs of History: Michael E. Mann and the Denial Industry
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: Earth101
Environmental Protection on the Free Market
Environmental Protection on the Free Market
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: The Beardly Skeptic
Scientific Studies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Scientific Studies: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: LastWeekTonight
Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics
Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: Alexi tellesh
Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Tristan Oliver
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
Skepticism mounts over Trump
Skepticism mounts over Trump's budget proposal
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: CBS News
Climate Change Denial
Climate Change Denial
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: NV atCEPImperial
Climate Expert faces a roomful of moronic
Climate Expert faces a roomful of moronic 'Skeptics' 3/4
Published: 2010/10/10
Channel: ΛΞЯ-
The Truth About "Fossil Fuel"...On the Flat Earth
The Truth About "Fossil Fuel"...On the Flat Earth
Published: 2015/12/05
Channel: Globe Skeptic
FRONTLINE |  "A Climate of Doubt" Preview | PBS
FRONTLINE | "A Climate of Doubt" Preview | PBS
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: PBS
Dr. Kevin Folta – “Skepticism, Evidence, and Crop Biotechnology”
Dr. Kevin Folta – “Skepticism, Evidence, and Crop Biotechnology”
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: DarwinOnThePalouse
Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics
Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics
Published: 2008/08/11
Channel: Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 1]
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 1]
Published: 2010/12/11
Channel: socialretard28
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)
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: andrewsaccount09
Michael Mann - Real Scepticism
Michael Mann - Real Scepticism
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: Collin Maessen
Market-based approaches to environmental policy
Market-based approaches to environmental policy
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: sesync annapolis
The inside story of the Paris climate agreement | Christiana Figueres
The inside story of the Paris climate agreement | Christiana Figueres
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: TED
ORIGINS: Inconvenient Truths - From Love to Extinctions (OFFICIAL) - (Part 02/02)
ORIGINS: Inconvenient Truths - From Love to Extinctions (OFFICIAL) - (Part 02/02)
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: ASU ORIGINS
Professor Proclaims Climate Change Skepticism A Disease
Professor Proclaims Climate Change Skepticism A Disease
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: WeThePeople991
Intelligence Squared Debate: Our Children Are Over Diagnosed
Intelligence Squared Debate: Our Children Are Over Diagnosed
Published: 2015/01/27
Channel: WheelerCentre
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
Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness with Edwin C. May
Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness with Edwin C. May
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: New Thinking Allowed
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 2]
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 2]
Published: 2010/12/11
Channel: socialretard28
Chasing Ice OFFICIAL TRAILER
Chasing Ice OFFICIAL TRAILER
Published: 2012/09/04
Channel: Exposure Labs
Droughts and Heatwaves: Ocean Oscillations vs CO2 by JIm Steele
Droughts and Heatwaves: Ocean Oscillations vs CO2 by JIm Steele
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: Jim Steele
Changing the Moral Climate on Climate Change
Changing the Moral Climate on Climate Change
Published: 2012/05/09
Channel: SustainableState
The Magnetic Fields -
The Magnetic Fields - '86 How I Failed Ethics
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Nonesuch Records
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 4]
Stephen Schneider talks to 52 Climate Change Skeptics [PART 4]
Published: 2010/12/11
Channel: socialretard28
Climate Change Flip-Flop For Trump Running Mate Mike Pence
Climate Change Flip-Flop For Trump Running Mate Mike Pence
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Wochit Politics
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 1 of 4
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 1 of 4
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Cherry City Skeptics
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That's Not Funny! A Panel on Environmental Comedy
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: PEI PU
Making Sense Of Climate Change 6: Confronting Denial
Making Sense Of Climate Change 6: Confronting Denial
Published: 2017/04/14
Channel: SmithsonianSERC
DDT WARS: Misinformation, Disinformation and Mythology of the DDT Issue
DDT WARS: Misinformation, Disinformation and Mythology of the DDT Issue
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: NCASVideo
Chemtrails: Proof from an Insider (1/5)
Chemtrails: Proof from an Insider (1/5)
Published: 2011/09/08
Channel: ItsRainmakingTime
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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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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