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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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Fallacy icon - Apples vs. pears

In German and Dutch, the comparison is between "Apples vs. pears" instead of "Apples vs. oranges", requiring a separate icon.

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Äpfel und Birnen vergleichen Oberflächlich betrachtete Gemeinsamkeiten werden ausgenutzt, um eine falsche Entsprechung herzustellen. “Eine globale Erwärmung um ein paar Grad ist kein Problem - wir erleben eine solche Erwärmung ja fast jeden Morgen.”
Appels en peren Oppervlakkige gelijkenissen uitbuiten om zo een niet kloppende overeenkomst te creëren.  "Een opwarming van een paar graden is geen probleem - we hebben immers bijna elke ochtend met zo'n opwarming te maken."

Learn more about the fallacies in this graphics category in the blog post A history of FLICC: the 5 techniques of science denial. For the German version click here.

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