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The psychology of climate change denial – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on June 6th, 2017.

In the wake of US President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, Victoria University of Wellington professors James Renwick and Marc Wilson talk about the psychology of climate change denial, and whether sceptics can be convinced otherwise. An excerpt (read in full): “There’s a very well-documented disinformation campaign,” says Victoria University’s […]

Why scientists won’t debate Lord Monckton

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 5th, 2011.

The New Zealand Herald Online has published a strongly-worded editorial from Australian cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandowsky on the nature of scientific debate and those who refuse to partake. This follows closely on the heels of an article from Herald reporter Isaac Davison highlighting the less than enthusiastic response from scientists and other public figures who […]

Cameron Stewart: the phony war of climate science

Peter Griffin posted in on August 11th, 2008.

Andrew Stewart’s column was published in The Australian on the 9th of August and can be found here. Some excerpts: “The bloggers and others make several key claims. They say the way of measuring the world’s temperature is frighteningly imprecise and open to manipulation. They argue that far from becoming hotter, the world’s temperatures have […]

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