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All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

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Name Description Example
Single cause Assuming a single cause or reason when there might be multiple causes or reasons. “Climate has changed naturally in the past so what’s happening now must be natural.”

Learn more about the fallacies in this graphics category in the blog post A history of FLICC: the 5 techniques of science denial

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Cranky Cartoon - Flying Bird (EN)

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Cranky Cartoon - Natural Death (EN)

Myth Deconstruction - Past (EN)

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German definition (Einzige Ursache)

Cranky Cartoon (DE) - Fliegender Vogel

Cranky Cartoon (DE) - Rauchen

Cranky Cartoon (DE) - Früherer Klimawandel

Cranky Cartoon (DE) - Natürlicher Tod

Myth Deconstruction - Past (DE)

Dutch definition (Enkele Oorzaak)

Cranky Cartoon (NL) - Vliegende Vogel

Cranky Cartoon (NL) - Roken

Cranky Cartoon (NL) - Eerdere Klimaatverandering

Cranky Cartoon (NL) - Natuurlijke Dood




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