Debunking Inside Climate’s “5 Shades of Climate Denial”

Watts Up With That?

Guest post by David Middleton

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Whether dismissing global warming as a hoax, questioning humanity’s role in it, exaggerating the unknowns, playing down the urgency of action, or playing up the costs, President Donald Trump and his team have served up every flavor of climate denial.

Although the arguments variedas if they were different shades or stages of denialthey all served the same purpose: to create an exaggerated sense of dispute in order to bolster a case against decisive climate action. The latest gambit is to avoid the subject entirely.

In his announcement last week that he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, Trump didn’t bother addressing… [blah, blah, blah]

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In Trump’s retelling, the negotiators of the Paris deal were not grappling with a planetary crisis… [they weren’t]

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To help understand the arguments, we have developed a guide…

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