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This is how you deal with climate change arguments

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Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com and author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them, has an excellent op-ed in today's Washington Times showing how you deal with those who try to pigeon-hole climate-change critics.

His piece critiques "last week’s new report from a panel of the National Research Council (NRC) reiterating its old talking points on climate," which was picked up by the Washington Post:

Next, science doesn’t work on a consensus basis. We don’t accept that the Earth revolves around the Sun because most scientists or a group of scientists have agreed to say so. Science is driven by data, not groupthink.

In actuality, the NRC report is more an exercise in political science than climate science.

Skeptics don’t deny global warming or climate change. We think the atmosphere probably has warmed slightly and on an average basis over the past 200 years (for unknown reasons) and we recognize that climate is changing continually, albeit slowly.

We don’t agree, however, that man-made emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases are having either detectable or predictable effects on climate - and we have at least two key means of establishing this point.

Get the rest of the arguments here, which includes Milloy's guide for GOP presidential candidates.

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