Reading Andrew Weaver’s new book on climate change, I came across three recommendations for journalistic sources that do a good job of examining the so-called ‘climate sceptic’ movement. Each is worth a look:
- Charles Montgomery’s 2006 piece in The Globe and Mail: “Mr. Cool: Nurturing doubt about climate change is big business.”
- A documentary from the CBC’s Fifth Estate: “The Denial Machine.”
- Sharon Begley’s 2006 piece for Newsweek: “The Truth about Denial.”
As discussed previously, there is nothing ‘sceptical’ about refusing to accept the overwhelming evidence that human beings are dangerously warming the planet. There is a universe of difference between the kind of vigorous and intellectually honest debate that refines theories and deepens understanding and the cynical and strategic efforts of those who oppose action on climate change to discredit real science and create the artificial impression that a debate about the fundamentals of climatic science continues to exist.
The book also cites two websites I frequent as good sources of information: RealClimate.org, written by five climate scientists, and DeSmogBlog.com, written by a a Canadian public relations professional.