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2/3 CCQA6 Barry Brook on greenhouse denial versus good science

Listen to Prof Barry Brook’s presentation on the claim of discord in the scientific community and whether climate change denial represents a coherent alternative to mainstream science. This is the 2nd of 3 recordings from the 6th and final seminar in the series entitled Climate Change Q and A: Sceptical Questions and the Scientific Answers. Subscribe for podcasts at or go to for complete details about the series.

By Barry Brook

Barry Brook is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania. He researches global change, ecology and energy.

2 replies on “2/3 CCQA6 Barry Brook on greenhouse denial versus good science”

A note about S. Fred Singer’s “Global Effects of Environmental Pollution.” It actually did cover CO2, and it contained three papers on the subject. One by Reid Bryson (pro-cooling), another by J. Murray Mitchell (cooling or warming depending on particulate emissions–i.e. the three “doubling” scenarios), and another by Suki Manabe (pro-warming).

An aside:
The Bryson “cooling” paper is of particular interest because he’s claimed that he was laughed at when he presented it at the symposium that Singer’s book summarizes. That is, people laughed at him for suggesting that humans were capable of changing the climate, despite other people at the same symposium suggesting just that, not to mention Arrhenius and all the rest who had come before.


Thanks Cce.

I’d like to note that those people interested in seeing another series of presentations on the climate change debate would do well to read/watch/listen to Cce’s series ‘Global Warming Debate’. The first two presentations are now up on his site as flash animations.

Some of the slides from my last talk, including the quote from the Fred Singer volume, come from there.


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