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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Evolution denial

The phrase Evolution denial leads to an article called Creation–evolution controversy, so there is no page called Evolution denial.

So Global warming denial should lead to the article Global warming controversy, right?

Not on Wikipedia.  It will go to Climate Change denial.  (like there is some weird controversy over the very issue of climate changing)

The first line dissuades anyone who might be confused.
Climate change denial is a set of organized attempts to downplay, deny or dismiss the scientific consensus on the extent of global warming,
So it's really a global warming article, or something.  The first version (2007) probably will make more sense.
Climate change denial refers to the claim that anthropogenic climate change or global warming has not taken place to the extent or in the manner agreed upon by current scientific consensus
Obviously common sense would tell us it should be part of the Global Warming Controversy.  Except the article on that says
" Many of the largely settled scientific issues, such as the human responsibility for global warming, remain the subject of politically or economically motivated attempts to downplay, dismiss or deny them – an ideological phenomenon categorised by academics and scientists as climate change denial."
So there isn't really any controversy over global warming.  Facts, something often not found on Wikipedia.

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