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Article: Alpinist Magazine to Suspend Operations
There are no accepted members of the scientific community that dispute the existence of the phenomenon we know of as global climate change. None. Zero. Zilch. Period.

There are very, very, very, very few members of the scientific community that believe that humans have had no causal relationship with global climate change. Very, very few, and their work is generally not respected by the scientific community.

There is, however, plenty of disagreement about the STRENGTH of the causal relationship between humans and global climate change. There are other possible causes, of course. And that I can respect. The scientific community is by no means at a consensus that humans are even the primary cause of the change, although there is very good evidence that we are.

I will say, though, that anyone who believes that a talking snake tricked our ancestors into a eating an apple and therefore engaging in a lifetime of "sin," or that believes that there are many "abominations" worthy of execution (including eating kites, talking back to one's parents, or shaving off one's beard), generally loses all credibility in any debate.

Article: Alpinist Magazine to Suspend Operations
i'll miss the alpinist, it was by far the best-written and best-photographed work for those of us that enjoy this pastime.

as for the bickering above, saying the alpinist shouldn't write about global warming is like saying Wine Enthusiast shouldn't write about the cause of cork shortages, Beer Advocate shouldn't write about the cause of hop shortages, Dog Fancy shouldn't write about heartworm, Nature shouldn't write about evolution, or The Onion shouldn't write about annoying religious relatives: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/38622