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Climate scepticism in Australia and in international perspective


Tranter, B, Climate scepticism in Australia and in international perspective, Australian Social Attitudes IV, Sydney University Press, S Wilson and M Hadler (ed), Australia, pp. 81-98. ISBN 978-1-74332-575-9 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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The 2016 State of the Climate report produced by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO states that ‘Global average annual carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are steadily increasing’ and that ‘Australia’s climate has warmed in both mean surface air temperature and surrounding sea surface temperature by around 1°C since 1910’. While the rate of planetary warming remains a topic of scientific interest, estimates of the proportion of climate scientists who agree that anthropogenic climate change is occurring range between 90 and 100 per cent (Powell 2015; Cook et al. 2013; Anderegg et al. 2010; Doran and Zimmerman 2009; Oreskes 2004).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Australia, climate change, climate scepticism
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Environmental sociology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Social impacts of climate change and variability
UTAS Author:Tranter, B (Professor Bruce Tranter)
ID Code:115371
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-03-21
Last Modified:2018-11-30
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