|Responses to Climate Skeptics|
Responses to Climate Skeptics
Jan. 6th, 2008 @ 04:52 pm
They're missing, "The IPCC is biased/scientists are making it all up in order to get funding."
This is the argument I've been running into the most these days.
You're right. But they have an answer here
that can be appropriated for this. They list numerous science academies around the world that have endorsed the "work and conclusions" of the IPCC Third Assessment -- of course, they just want more funding, right? But what about the oil companies that have concluded that carbon emissions are driving global warming?
* BP, the largest oil company in the UK and one of the largest in the world, has this opinion:
There is an increasing consensus that climate change is linked to the consumption of carbon based fuels and that action is required now to avoid further increases in carbon emissions as the global demand for energy increases.
* Shell Oil (yes, as in oil, the fossil fuel) says:
Shell shares the widespread concern that the emission of greenhouse gases from human activities is leading to changes in the global climate.
* Eighteen CEOs of Canada's largest corporations had this to say in an open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada:
Our organizations accept that a strong response is required to the strengthening evidence in the scientific assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We accept the IPCC consensus that climate change raises the risk of severe consequences for human health and security and the environment. We note that Canada is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
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