Climate change deniers are now ‘those who reject mainstream science’

The Associated Press has revised its Stylebook entry on climate change. “We are adding a brief description of those who don’t accept climate science or dispute the world is warming from man-made forces,” said a post yesterday on AP’s Definitive Source blog. “Our guidance is to use ‘climate change doubters’ or ‘those who reject mainstream climate science’ and to avoid the use of ‘skeptics’ or ‘deniers.’ ” CFAES, Ohio State, and many if not most American newspapers and other news outlets follow AP style.

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