A Few Things Ill Considered

Archives for April, 2006

The US Is a Net CO2 Sink

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: The United States actually absorbs more CO2 into the land than it emits into the air. The world should be grateful. Answer:

Scientists Aren’t Even Sure

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Even the scientists don’t know that the climate is changing more than normal and if its our fault or not. If you read what they write it…

No Past, No Present

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Climate science can’t even fully explain why the climate did what it did in the past. How can they then claim they know what is going on…

Hansen Has Been Wrong Before

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: In 1988 Hansen predicted dire warming over the next decade and he was off by 300%. Why in the world should we listen to the same doom…

It’s the Sun, Stupid

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: The sun is the source of all the warmth on earth. Any increase in temperature is most likely due to changes in solar radiation. Answer:

The Models Don’t Have Clouds

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Clouds are a very large negative feedback that will stop any drastic warming. The climate models don’t even take cloud effects into account. Answer:

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: In the geological record it is clear that CO2 does not trigger climate changes. Why should it be any different now? Answer:

Position Statements Hide Debate

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: All those institutional position statements are fine, but by their very nature they hide the debate and the variety of individual positions. The real debate is in…

Warming Stopped in 1998

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Global temperatures have been trending down since 1998. Global Warming is over. Answer:

But The Glaciers Are Not Melting

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Sure, some glaciers are melting. But if you look at the actual studies, most of the ones that have data are actually growing! Answer: