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==Contrarian views==
 
==Contrarian views==
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[[Climate change skeptics]]{{wp sup|Climate change skeptics}} are a very small and decreasing minority of scientists and a relatively large number of economists. This does not require proving it beyond doubt: consider the practice of the insurance industry to plan for outcomes of varying degrees of likelihood. As the scientific consensus is that there is a very strong probability (the IPCC says 90%{{fact}}) that humans are causing significant climate change, it is vital to prepare for it.  
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Climate change skeptics{{wp sup|Climate change skeptics}} are a very small and decreasing minority of scientists and a relatively large number of economists. This does not require proving it beyond doubt: consider the practice of the insurance industry to plan for outcomes of varying degrees of likelihood. As the scientific consensus is that there is a very strong probability (the IPCC says 90%{{fact}}) that humans are causing significant climate change, it is vital to prepare for it.  
    
There is less agreement over the best solutions. For example, the role of [[nuclear energy]] is endorsed by some, but opposed by many, especially environmentalists. The relative importance of climate change as opposed to directly addressing poverty are open to debate.<ref>[[Bjorn Lomborg]]{{wp sup|Bjorn Lomborg}} and the Copenhagen Consensus.{{wp sup|Copenhagen Consensus}} </ref>
 
There is less agreement over the best solutions. For example, the role of [[nuclear energy]] is endorsed by some, but opposed by many, especially environmentalists. The relative importance of climate change as opposed to directly addressing poverty are open to debate.<ref>[[Bjorn Lomborg]]{{wp sup|Bjorn Lomborg}} and the Copenhagen Consensus.{{wp sup|Copenhagen Consensus}} </ref>
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Critical analysis of technologies and strategies are important.  
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The positive contribution that climate skeptics can make includes critical analysis of technologies and strategies - this applies when it is considered and informed analysis rather than polemic.
    
Such contrarian viewpoints and critical analysis can be found at:
 
Such contrarian viewpoints and critical analysis can be found at:
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''Note: this is not an endorsement of arguments found at these websites. However, if a site is assessed in depth and found to be seriously inaccurate and misleading, it should be removed from this page, and the reasons given on the {{talk page}} (where the decision can be noted and reviewed by the Appropedia community).''
 
''Note: this is not an endorsement of arguments found at these websites. However, if a site is assessed in depth and found to be seriously inaccurate and misleading, it should be removed from this page, and the reasons given on the {{talk page}} (where the decision can be noted and reviewed by the Appropedia community).''
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== Further information ==
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Note that [[Appropedia]] is focused on solutions and has only basic and especially relevant information on climate science. See [[Wikipedia:Climate science]] as a starting point for climate science information.
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==See also==
 
==See also==

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