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2023 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #23

Posted on 11 June 2023 by BaerbelW

A chronological listing of news and opinion articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Jun 4, 2023 thru Sat, june 10, 2023.

This week, several shared articles did quite well on our Facebook page: How to speak Science, At a glance - Can animals and plants adapt to global warming?, Skeptical Science New Research for Week #22 2023 and, Scientists warned about climate change in 1965. Nothing was done.

Links posted on Facebook

If you happen upon high quality climate-science and/or climate-myth busting articles from reliable sources while surfing the web, please feel free to submit them via this Google form for possible inclusion on our Facebook page. Thanks!

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  1. There's an interesting aspect to this list.  Al Gore exaggerated a few points in his film 'An Inconvenient Truth' (but it's an exaggeration itself to call those 'errors').  In many cases, Gore reported aspects of the science of attribution that science itself wasn't ready to report.  Yet, the very next item in this list helps explain why Gore might have felt the need to do that.  By the time Gore's film came out, climate action had been advocated by Science all the way to the White House, for over 40 years with little to show for it!  You can excuse LBJ for taking a pass at action, consumed as he was at the time with Civil Rights legislation and the prospect of a ground war in Southeast Asia.  But 40 years later?  Perhaps what Gore felt was needed was a bracing slap in the face, to wake the subject up.

    No such action is needed today, of course.  20 years on from Gore's film it is clear: from here on out, Nature will do the slapping.

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  2. ubrew12:

    George Monbiot's opinion piece, The hard right and climate catastrophe are intimately linked. This is how, published in yesterday's  (June 16) edition of The Guardian lays out in stark terms how and why the human race's response to climate change has regressed since the release of Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, in 2006. 

    In the essay, Monbiot states: 

    Climate science denial, which had almost vanished a few years ago, has now returned with a vengeance. Environmental scientists and campaigners are bombarded with claims that they are stooges, shills, communists, murderers and paedophiles.

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  3. John Hartz, thanks for linking to George Monbiot's excellent article.  To quote some more :-

    <  Culture war entrepreneurs, often funded by billionaires and commercial enterprises, cast even the most innocent attempts to reduce our impacts [on AGW] as a conspiracy to curtail our freedoms.  Everything becomes contested: low-traffic neighbourhoods, 15-minute cities, heat pumps, even induction hobs.  You cannot propose even the mildest change without a hundred professionally outraged influencers leaping up to announce: "They're coming for your ..."    It's becoming ever harder, by design, to discuss crucial issues such as SUVs, meat-eating and aviation calmly and rationally.

    Climate science denial, which had almost vanished a few years ago, has now returned with a vengeance.  Environmental scientists and campaigners ar bombarded with claims that they are stooges, shills, communists, murderers and paedophiles.  >

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