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==Contrarian views==
 
==Contrarian views==
Climate change skeptics{{w|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{{w|Climate change skeptics}} are a group of scientists that question some specifics in the reports of the IPCC and other organisations on global warming. Some also question that the current rise in overall temperature is caused by GHG's (and ie blame other phenomena instead). Regardless, we do not need to prove beyond doubt that GHG's are indeed the main cause of global warming: 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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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]]{{w|Bjorn Lomborg}} and the Copenhagen Consensus.{{w|Copenhagen Consensus}} </ref>
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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.
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Such contrarian viewpoints and critical analysis can be found at:
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*[http://www.reason.org/airquality/index.shtml The Reason Foundation]
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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).''
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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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Some of the contrarian viewpoints and critical analysis can be found at [http://www.reason.org/airquality/index.shtml The Reason Foundation]<ref>Note: this is not an endorsement of arguments found at this website. 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).</ref>
    
==See also==
 
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*[[Sea level rise]]
 
*[[Sea level rise]]
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== Interwiki links ==
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== External links ==
 
   
* [[Wikipedia:Climate change]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Climate change]]
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'''Note''': Please help identify any good existing wikis on climate science, apart from Wikipedia.
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==Notes and references==
 
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