To the deniers
Some of our readers appear to be climate change skeptics or deniers.
Such persons should read a document recently produced by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society called “Climate Change: Evidence & Causes.” It was released on February 27 of this year:
Climate Change: Evidence and Causes
This report—issued by two of the most respected scientific organizations in the world—makes a clear case against skepticism/denial (i.e., it explains the case for anthropogenic global climate change, etc.) and explains the nature and grounds of the scientific consensus thereof.
A brief overview of the report can be found in a recent edition of Ethics and Climate:
Why the US Academy of Science and the Royal Academy’s Easy To Understand Report On Climate Change Science Has Ethical Significance
Unfortunately, most skeptics/deniers have little understanding of science—or good reasoning—and thus they are not discouraged from pursuing unfalsifiable theses or theories. In particular, they seem attracted to conspiracy theories of an unfalsifiable kind. That is, it appears that, for many climate change skeptics, nothing can ever count as evidence that a "persuading the world that humanity is causing disastrous climate change" conspiracy among scientists and/or the media is not occurring.
Insofar as this is true, their view is not scientific; it is profoundly unscientific and irrational.
Among the (video) presenters: Ralph John Cicerone, current Pres. of the NAS and a former chancellor of UC Irvine.