So we keep hearing global warming “skeptics” described as anti-science ideologues or compared with Holocaust deniers and Flat Earth Society members. But many of the people described as skeptics actually accept the key tenets of global warming: Surface temperatures are warming, this warming is likely to have a lasting impact of the planet’s climate, and even that man played at least some role in this development.
It seems, then, the main thing that qualifies people as skeptics is that they don’t immediately endorse radical government “solutions” that are both untested and likely to have deleterious economic consequences. This makes the debate less about the scientific consensus than placing certain proposed environmental policies beyond debate.
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