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    Published: 2013-11-06, by .

    Peer reviewed global warming science versus common arguments

    7.5
    • Very well researched and referenced
    • Tons of up-to-date information regarding climate change
    • Organization by argument is intuitive
    • Links to Wikipedia don't add scientific confidence
    • Title is far too general

    "Inconveniently true"

    Seems like folks these days fall into one of two camps - either they're completely obsessed with global warming, or it never occurs to them to consider it whatsoever. Wouldn't it be better if everyone on the whole could just be a bit better informed? Maybe we'd stop throwing plastic bags in the ocean and killing the turtles who mistake them for jellyfish, I don't know. I'm off track, but this app isn't. Shine Technologies' Skeptical Science app responds to the most commonly heard arguments pooh-poohing global warming with scientific references galore.

    Choose a general category ("It's not happening," "It's not us," "It's not bad," or "It's too hard") and then a specific argument from within it (like "It's cosmic rays," or "Antarctica is too cold to lose ice"). You'll be lead to a page that references at least one source that the argument came from, plus a thorough scientific debunking of it, including cross-references and links to sources on the internet. I can imagine it coming in super handy if you're having a discussion about the topic, or just to generally inform yourself.

    There's a section that updates regularly with the latest news regarding global warming as well.

    Some of the links in the articles lead to Wikipedia. As far as I've seen, these are mostly just definition links, but an app that purports skepticism ought to be careful there. The title could also use work - I had no idea that this was only about climate change until I downloaded it.

    Shine Technologies' Skeptical Science isn't a particularly pretty app nor a fun one. In fact, it's both sobering and informative, which is precisely the point.

    Tags: skeptical , skeptical science , anders feder , fathers day ecards , global warming isnt happening

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    by Janel , Appszoom

    Nov 06, 2013

    Description

    Ever heard someone claim Global Warming isn't happening? Did their explanation seem wrong but you didn't know why?

    Skeptical Science helps you find out what the peer reviewed science has to say about global warming and allows you to respond to statements by skeptics with hard science!

    Users review

    from 349 reviews

    "Great"

    8.6