Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
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
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
Trump
Trump's Environmental Top pick leaves Senators DUMBFOUNDED when answering on climate change
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: CasonVids
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
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
Why People Don
Why People Don't Believe In Climate Science
Published: 2014/12/15
Channel: It's Okay To Be Smart
Dave Rubin on the Importance of Skepticism
Dave Rubin on the Importance of Skepticism
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: The Rubin Report
Global warming
Global warming 'skepticism' -- "coordinated local activism"
Published: 2008/09/29
Channel: frankbi
FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
FtBCON: Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism
Published: 2013/07/21
Channel: PZ Myers
Responding to Arguments from Climate Change Skeptics Webinar
Responding to Arguments from Climate Change Skeptics Webinar
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Environmental Defense Fund
Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax
Nobel Laureate Smashes the Global Warming Hoax
Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: 1000frolly
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
Ross McKitrick says Conservatives should focus on climate skepticism
Ross McKitrick says Conservatives should focus on climate skepticism
Published: 2016/03/01
Channel: pressprogress
Climate Change - Is CO2 the cause? - Pt 1 of 4
Climate Change - Is CO2 the cause? - Pt 1 of 4
Published: 2007/09/12
Channel: Bushvision
Metaethics: Crash Course Philosophy #32
Metaethics: Crash Course Philosophy #32
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: CrashCourse
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
2009 International Conference on Climate Change (spoof) (global warming
2009 International Conference on Climate Change (spoof) (global warming 'skepticism')
Published: 2009/01/24
Channel: frankbi
John Stossel - Scientific Consensus on Climate Change
John Stossel - Scientific Consensus on Climate Change
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: LibertyPen
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
Camp Inquiry: Where kids explore reason, science, skepticism
Camp Inquiry: Where kids explore reason, science, skepticism
Published: 2008/11/26
Channel: Center for Inquiry
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
Climate Change | Denial VS Skepticism
Climate Change | Denial VS Skepticism
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: Right-Libertarian Universe
Tucker vs. Bill Nye the Science Guy
Tucker vs. Bill Nye the Science Guy
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: Fox News
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
The Alternative Reality of Climate Skepticism
The Alternative Reality of Climate Skepticism
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: BakerInstitute
Skepticism in the media. András G Pintér and Kaja Bryx
Skepticism in the media. András G Pintér and Kaja Bryx
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: Racjonalista.tv
Glaciers Disappear...right now
Glaciers Disappear...right now
Published: 2010/09/21
Channel: ΛΞЯ-
Professor Proclaims Climate Change Skepticism A Disease
Professor Proclaims Climate Change Skepticism A Disease
Published: 2012/04/03
Channel: WeThePeople991
Garry DeWeese: Empirical Skepticism - National Ministry Conference
Garry DeWeese: Empirical Skepticism - National Ministry Conference
Published: 2012/07/09
Channel: BiolaUniversity
Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes
Answering Climate Change Skeptics, Naomi Oreskes
Published: 2010/03/03
Channel: UniversityOfRI
Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic:  The Marc Morano Podcast
Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic: The Marc Morano Podcast
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: America Adapts
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 Project
Climate Change: What Are We Called to Do?
Climate Change: What Are We Called to Do?
Published: 2016/10/30
Channel: Mitchell Gold Bob Williams
Peter Thorne - Climate science and skepticism: a history of the warming hiatus
Peter Thorne - Climate science and skepticism: a history of the warming hiatus
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: IIEA1
Revisiting
Revisiting 'Climategate': Has Climate Skepticism Discredited the IPCC?
Published: 2010/07/27
Channel: FORA.tv
MyronEbell.mov
MyronEbell.mov
Published: 2011/01/11
Channel: candcfoundation
TED Talk Tim Jackson Economics Of Climate Change
TED Talk Tim Jackson Economics Of Climate Change
Published: 2012/01/03
Channel: GlobalClimateNews
Penn And Teller Get Hippies To Sign Water Banning Petition
Penn And Teller Get Hippies To Sign Water Banning Petition
Published: 2006/12/07
Channel: Steven Vargas
Myanna Lahsen-Where is the beef? Climate Change Knowledge and Communication in Brazil.
Myanna Lahsen-Where is the beef? Climate Change Knowledge and Communication in Brazil.
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: Princeton University STEP Program
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
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 3 of 4
Marc Brazeau, FAFDL Founder--"Merging Agromodernism with Skepticism" Part 3 of 4
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Cherry City Skeptics
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 Project
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
Sefton - Skepticism
Sefton - Skepticism
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: Shroomm
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
Fit to Environment -Bill Nye
Fit to Environment -Bill Nye
Published: 2014/09/21
Channel: Bantaawan lagundong
GIJC13 Global Showcase: Cutting-Edge Environmental Reporting
GIJC13 Global Showcase: Cutting-Edge Environmental Reporting
Published: 2014/01/08
Channel: Global Investigative Journalism Network
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
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
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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, Bjørn (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. 

Selected works and analyses[edit]

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license