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pdf é Climate Change Denial à Haydn Washington Humans have always used denial When we are afraid guilty confused or when something interferes with our self image we tend to deny it Yet denial is a delusion When it impacts on the health of oneself or society or the world it becomes a pathology Climate change denial is such a case Paradoxically as the climate science has become certain denial about the issue has increased The paradox lies in the denial There is a denial industry funded by A brilliantly researched work for anyone interested in the so called climate change debate Somehow if you are a climate change denialist I don't think you will enjoy this book

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read reader Ú Climate Change Denial ¹ Paperback Ë randarenewables Ç Humans have always used denial When we are afraid guilty confused or when something interferes with our self image we tend to deny it Yet denial is a delusion When it impacts on the health of oneself or society or the world i L arguments from attacks on the integrity of scientists to impossible expectations of proof and certainty to the cherry picking of data Climate change can be solved but only when we cease to deny that it exists This book shows how we can break through denial accept reality and thus solve the climate crisis It will engage scientists university students climate change activists as well as the general public seeking to roll back denial and act This provides a good overview of the arguments against the acceptance of the reality of anthropogenic climate change and the science behind it The book also strongly advocates individual and community action which is fine Some of the philosophy of science in the first chapter is oddly probabilistic particular in the context of historical sciences of which geology is certainly one Those are some of the weaker arguments There also appear to be some unusual forays into social philosophy in latter chapters including a peculiar straw man argument about postmodernism not providing an appropriate philosophical framework for recognizing and fighting climate change No one who knows anything about postmodernism which essentially rejects any form of objective truth would seriously argue that it can help address issues whose entire basis is in objective observable empirical truth The book does offer some of the most common sense and practical prescriptions I've seen for dealing with this crisis Its greatest failing is one that its authors are uick to recognize the people who really need to read and understand it are the ones least likely to do so conservatives who have convinced themselves that anthropogenic climate change is a hoax or a greatly exaggerated issue and who live in an echo chamber designed to support and nurture those false beliefs

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Climate Change Denial The fossil fuel companies that literally denies the science and seeks to confuse the public There is denial within governments where spin doctors use 'weasel words' to pretend they are taking action However there is also denial within most of us the citizenry We let denial prosper and we resist the scienceClimate Change Denial explains the social science behind denial It contains a detailed examination of the principal climate change denia It takes a while to read a book during your lunch break at work It can take even longer if the book you are reading is filled with interesting tidbits of referenced information that inspires you to read the original research paper I suppose that is the best thing about Washington and Cook's Climate Change Denial it is filled with interesting research and arguments all concisely expressed for anyone with an interest in the future of our planetUsually I have an issue with non fiction books Often times the non fiction genre is filled with work that lacks credibility or validity Non fiction is also prone to the shouting polemic which is all doom and gloom and short on any solutions Climate Change Denial is the opposite with a very well researched base of information well rounded and reasoned arguments and an entire chapter devoted to the solutions for both denial and climate changeWhat interested me was the mindset of denial I've done a lot of reading of the peer reviewed literature on climate change hint the world is getting warmer it's our fault we need to take action now and have been frustrated with the same debunked arguments arising time and again Now I understand why well aside from the massive fear and smear campaign waged by denier groups with oil I also appreciated the candid debunking and slaying of the red herrings eg we need to adapt and white elephants eg carbon capture and storage often associated with the climate change debateThis is a great book for the climate change extension people for those who are undecided on the topic and a must read for politicians this book has been given to every Federal Government minister in Australia Those who read it now have the job of converting the deniers logic and science will prevail but it would be nice to have that happen sooner rather than later