You have seen and read our section on Fact or Fiction. And you are not yet convinced if Climate Change is really happening, if we are really responsible and if the damage is as big as some people say it is.
 

After all, you have seen and heard many things being said about Climate Change for and against it. How can we be so sure about one side if another side is equally convinced they are right?

You are a sceptical person and you don't want to be wrong about this. Or maybe you are convinced about Climate Change but want to inform you better against arguments that you have encountered.

This page is devoted to explaining more the different Climate Sceptical arguments.

 
What is Real - What is Fake?

In our era of Fake News and Social Media, it can be difficult to distinguish what is trustworthy information and what is not.

To help you in identifying what information, articles, videos, you can trust, there are a couple of things that you can do to sift the Real from the Fake:

1. Consider the Source & Author


Check who is writing/saying it.

  • Is this a trustworthy source? 

  • What are it's credentials?

  • Is there a reason why they could be having a certain opinion/bias towards the subject?

2. Read Beyond

 

  • Read what really is being said

  • Check to separate facts from opinion

 

​3. Supporting Sources

 

  • Can you find other sources that state the same thing?

4. Date?

 

  • What is the date of the article?

  • Can the information be outdated?

5. Is it a joke?

There exist some satirical outlets that write fake stories.

 

6. Check your biases

  • Is there any reason why you want to think a certain way? Do you benifit in a way if this information would be true?

  • Would you be happier if the information was true/false? 

Your mind is a tricky thing.  Every second you’re hit by millions of bits of information. If you tried to deal with this vast array of input, you’d go mad. In order to preserve your sanity, you filter the incoming information. That is frequently a good thing. But often, it can cause you to filter out the information that you don't want to hear and enlarge the information you do want to hear.

7. Ask an Expert

In this information age, it is impossible to be an expert in everything. There is no shame in checking the information with somebody that knows more about the subject than you. Make sure beforehand that your expert is a trustworthy source and doesn't have a  strong bias of himself

Source - IFLA

Sources:

Source - The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Source - FactCheck.org

Source - Berkeley University

 
10 Popular Sceptical Arguments

 

Still skeptical? Or do you know lots of sceptics on the subject?

There exists an Excellent website that specializes in answering Climate Sceptical Arguments with scientific sourcing. Answers are given in different levels of complexity, depending on how deep you want to looking into the subject.

Below you can find the 10 most Popular Arguments with a link to the answer. (Courtesy of Skeptical Science). For more information, we warmly advise you to visit Skeptical Science:

 

 

   1. Climate's Changed Before

 

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   2. It's the Sun

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   3. It's not bad

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   4. There is no Consensus

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   5. It's Cooling

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  6. Models are Unreliable

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  7. Temperature Records are Unreliable

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  8. Animals and Plants can Adapt

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   9. It hasn't warmed since 1998

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   10. Antartica is gaining Ice

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