Tuesday January 28, 2020

Climate change: counter-arguments and conspiracy theories

Climate change sceptics say most of the world’s scientists depend on government funding and have tailored their research to fit a narrative. But how much of the sceptics’ own research is peer-reviewed – and who’s backing them?

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
12th January, 2020

Towards the end of 2019, while world leaders were pondering how to mitigate the long-accepted climate change crisis at a United Nations conference held in Madrid, a meeting took place in Dublin where the very existence of the emergency was put on trial.

On a cold November evening, in a warm room on the top floor of the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, an audience made up of engineers, farmers, retired academics and fossil fuel...

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