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Climate Communication Metaphors
Forest fires occur naturally, so arson is impossible?

We have a winner!   The #1 argument used by “skeptics” of climate science, according to the premier rebuttal site Skeptical Science, is this: “The climate has changed in earth’s past…so humans can’t be causing global warming now.”

It’s a logical fallacy, of course, like claiming that since forest fires occurred naturally in the past, before humans existed, so fires can’t be caused by arson.”

Or try this one: Continue reading