An increasing number of climatologists are coming out of the lab and into the public eye to combat a vocal — and fairly successful — movement to discredit climate science. Need to Know’s Alison Stewart speaks with Gavin Schmidt, a climatologist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, to find out how to sort fact from fiction regarding climate change. Schmidt is a contributor to RealClimate.org, a consortium of 11 climate scientists who aim to provide unbiased context for stories about climate change. All scientists are skeptics, he says, but denying climate change is something different.
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