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The goal of Skeptical Science is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. When you peruse the many arguments of global warming skeptics, a pattern emerges. Skeptic arguments tend to focus on narrow pieces of the puzzle while neglecting the broader picture. For example, focus on Climategate emails neglects the full weight of scientific evidence for man-made global warming. Concentrating on a few growing glaciers ignores the world wide trend of accelerating glacier shrinkage. Claims of global cooling fail to realise the planet as a whole is still accumulating heat. This website presents the broader picture by explaining the peer reviewed scientific literature.

Often, the reason for disbelieving in man-made global warming seem to be political rather than scientific. Eg - "it's all a liberal plot to spread socialism and destroy capitalism". As one person put it, "the cheerleaders for doing something about global warming seem to be largely the cheerleaders for many causes of which I disapprove". However, what is causing global warming is a purely scientific question. Skeptical Science removes the politics from the debate by concentrating solely on the science.

About the author
Skeptical Science is maintained by John Cook. He studied physics at the University of Queensland, Australia. After graduating, he majored in solar physics in his post-grad honours year. He is not a climate scientist. Consequently, the science presented on Skeptical Science is not his own but taken directly from the peer reviewed scientific literature. To those seeking to refute the science presented, one needs to address the peer reviewed papers where the science comes from (links to the full papers are provided whenever possible).

There is no funding to maintain Skeptical Science - it's run at personal expense. John Cook has no affiliations with any organisations or political groups. Skeptical Science is strictly a labour of love. The design was created by John's talented web designer wife.

Über die deutschen Übersetzungen
Im Januar 2010 wurde mit den Übersetzungen der Argumente ins Deutsche begonnen. Diese Übersetzungen entstehen in Teamarbeit durch Bärbel W., Tilman H. und Dietmar S. in Deutschland, Oliver M., Peter V. und Christina B in der Schweiz, Folke K. in Schweden und Frank S. in Neuseeland.  Durch die Teamarbeit können wir uns beim Übersetzen und Korrekturlesen gegenseitig helfen, trotzdem sind natürlich kleinere Fehler nicht auszuschließen. Wir bitten, diese zu entschuldigen und im Zweifelsfall die jeweilige Originalseite des Arguments zu verwenden. Die Originalseiten enthalten auch immer viele weitere Informationen und Links sowie die von Lesern geschriebenen Kommentare. Sie sollten deshalb immer ebenfalls aufgerufen werden. Die deutschen Übersetzungen sind als Ergänzung zu den englischen Originalseiten gedacht, nicht als Ersatz. Es ist auch nicht auszuschließen, dass die Originalseiten aktualisiert wurden und die Übersetzungen diesen Aktualisierungen mehr oder weniger "hinterherhinken". Da wir die Übersetzungen in unserer Freizeit erstellen, können Änderungen leider nicht immer sofort übernommen werden.

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