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Climate Misinformation by Source: Don Easterbrook

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Favourite climate myths by Don Easterbrook

Below are many of the climate myths used by Don Easterbrook plus how often each myth has been used.

Climate myths by Easterbrook What the Science Says Usage
"Models are unreliable"

Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.

1
"Increasing CO2 has little to no effect" The strong CO2 effect has been observed by many different measurements. 1
"It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low" Early 20th century warming is due to several causes, including rising CO2. 1
"It hasn't warmed since 1998"

Every part of the Earth's climate system has continued warming since 1998, with 2015 shattering temperature records.

1
"1934 - hottest year on record" 1934 was one of the hottest years in the US, not globally. 1
"CO2 is just a trace gas"

Many substances are dangerous even in trace amounts; what really matters is the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

1

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