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A Sceptic's View of Climate Change
A look at the issue of climate change from a sceptical point of view.
# 104428 | 2,272 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006 | GB
Published on Jun 13, 2008 in Hot Topics (Global Warming)

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This paper questions whether or not climate change has in fact been caused by man and discusses the main arguments put forward by the
sceptics. The accuracy of the computer models used to predict climate change is examined as well as the variation of temperatures in the past in relation to man-made climate change.

A sceptics view of climate change

From the Paper:

"Sea levels are rising, the ice caps are melting, summers are hotter and the world as we know it is doomed unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions now. This is the alarming view of global warming presented almost daily in the world's media. How much real scientific data is there to back this up?
"In order to assess the problem of man made global climate change the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change) was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The IPCC has so far produced three assessment reports based mainly on peer reviewed and published scientific/technical literature. Hundreds of scientists across the world were involved. These reports are used as the basis for most public policy on climate change such as the Kyoto Protocol.
"In the second assessment1 published in 1996 the IPCC reported that "the balance of evidence suggests that there is discernible human influence on global climate". In the most recent report in 20012 the IPCC more categorically said that "most of the warming observed the last 50 years is attributable to human activities". Whilst the majority of the scientific community agree with the findings of the IPCC there are still those who are sceptical of their findings."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • George C Marshall Institute (2006), Climate Issues and Questions, 2006. [Online] Available from <http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/391.pdf> [Accessed 17th October 2007]
  • Lomborg, Bjorn. (2001) The Skeptical Environmentalist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • The Open University. Working with our Environment. Technology for a sustainable future. Introduction. Section 3.4
  • New Scientist. (2005) Climate Change: Menace or Myth? [Online] Available at <http://www.newscientist.com/channel/earth/mg18524861.400> [Accessed 17th October 2007]

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