Denying bogus skepticism in climate change and tourism research

C. Michael Hall, Bas Amelung, Scott Cohen, Eke Eijgelaar, Stefan Gössling, James Higham, Rik Leemans, Paul Peeters, Yael Ram, Daniel Scott, Carlo Aall, Bruno Abegg, Jorge E. Araña, Stewart Barr, Susanne Becken, Ralf Buckley, Peter Burns, Tim Coles, Jackie Dawson, Rouven DoranGhislain Dubois, David Timothy Duval, David Fennell, Alison M. Gill, Martin Gren, Werner Gronau, Jo Guiver, Debbie Hopkins, Edward H. Huijbens, Ko Koens, Machiel Lamers, Christopher Lemieux, Alan Lew, Patrick Long, Frans W. Melissen, Jeroen Nawijn, Sarah Nicholls, Jan Henrik Nilsson, Robin Nunkoo, Alan Pomering, Arianne C. Reis, Dirk Reiser, Robert B. Richardson, Christian M. Rogerson, Jarkko Saarinen, Anna Dóra Sæórsdóttir, Robert Steiger, Paul Upham, Sander van der Linden, Gustav Visser, Geoffrey Wall, David Weaver

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This final response to the two climate change denial papers by Shani and Arad further highlights the inaccuracies, misinformation and errors in their commentaries. The obfuscation of scientific research and the consensus on anthropogenic climate change may have significant long-term negative consequences for better understanding the implications of climate change and climate policy for tourism and create confusion and delay in developing and implementing tourism sector responses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalTourism Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


  • Agnotology
  • Climate change
  • Denial
  • Global warming
  • Skepticism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management


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