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  • An Inconvenient Truth provides an opportunity to examine the differences between scientific statements and the mixed statements made by politicians. The Gore movie is a powerful example of the latter. There are some inaccuracies and exaggerations in the film, but on the whole it represents mainstream scientific views on global warming. This essay looks into the state of the art of climate change research including its scientific underpinnings. Climate science is in a state of 'normal science' as discussed by Kuhn. There is a large body of scientists who are adherents to the paradigm and there does not appear to be any serious alternative at this time. 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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  • 17

author list (cited authors)

  • North, G.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • North, Gerald

publication date

  • September 2007