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Climate Change Skeptic

A Climate Change Skeptic is someone who believes, in the context of Climate Change, that the human influence on the climate has been dramatically overplayed compared to natural processes and other external influences (such as the Sun).

Note: It does not mean they do not believe that the climate changes, rather that the amount of that change due to human activity is over emphasized and too 'precise' given the limited time (a few hundred years) we have had to measure the climate compared to the age of the climatic system (millions of years).

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  • Climate change department closed by British Prime Minister
    In voting to exit the European Union, the United Kingdom may also have voted to take a step back from the reality of climate change. In one of her first acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May dissolved the national Department for Energy and Climate Change...

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