And to illustrate the point, here’s a taxonomy of climate change denialisms, put together by Grist, the environmental news magazine, together with handy responses.

http://www.grist.org/article/series/skeptics

Proving that even pea brains can be amazingly creative when their self-interest is threatened.

  1. There’s nothing happening
    1. Inadequate evidence
    2. Contradictory evidence
    3. No consensus
  2. We don’t know why it’s happening
    1. Models don’t work
    2. Prediction is impossible
    3. We can’t be sure
  3. Climate change is natural
    1. It happened before
    2. It’s part of a natural change
    3. It’s not caused by CO2
  4. Climate change is not bad
    1. The effects are good
  5. Climate change can’t be stopped
    1. Too late
    2. It’s someone else’s problem
    3. Economically infeasible

 

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