Sometimes we hear the expression “climate change skeptic”. Perhaps a decade or more ago, some critical thinkers we’re wary of the scientific consensus relating to human caused global warming.
Today, the time for genuine skepticism on this matter is past. Now only climate change deniers refuse to yield to the scientific consensus. In doing so they deny a wide body of scientific expertise and the overwhelming evidence that climate change is real, human caused and represents a genuine risk to humans and the environment.
A group that calls themselves the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change has released a new report titled “Climate Change Reconsidered II”. It was funded by fossil fuel interests and the Heartland Institute. The science is questionable at best, cherry picked and deceiving in the least. It was released at such a time to compete with the UN’s 5th Climate Assessment. For people who are not experts in the field, the Hartland Institute’s report has the power to mislead many people into thinking climate change has ceased being an important issue.
At next month’s meeting we plan on addressing some basic points from both reports. Our specific goal is to arm skeptics and critical thinkers with the tools to defend the real science of the matter and refute this new industry report that is bound to confuse and mislead.
Opens at 6:30 PM. Talk starts at 7:15 PM. No table service during talk.