Climate Communication Undermined by Inflammatory Language

A recent article in Slate carried this headline:
If You Don’t accept Climate Change is Real, You’re Not a Sceptic. You’re a Denier.
I’ll return to its claim in a minute. The piece, by Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss, ruefully notes that the term “climate skeptic” is frequently used in the media as a shorthand label to identify someone who denies the reality of anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming. He writes:
Skepticism is all about critical examination, evidence-base

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