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A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm

November 28, 2017
By Rupert Darwall

Discussions among scientists at a small Workshop on Climate organized by the American Physical Society shows climate scientists are far more uncertain concerning the causes and consequences of climate change than they admit in public.

Global warming mitigation policies depend on the credibility and integrity of climate science, yet in contrast to their public pronouncements, discussions and research presented at a small Workshop on Climate organized by the American Physical Society shows climate scientists are far more uncertain concerning the causes and consequences of climate change than they admit in public. If we don't understand the causes and consequences of present climate change very well, it is nearly impossible, and would in fact be entirely serendipitous, for governments to shape effective climate responses to climate change.