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Climate Misinformation by Source: Patrick Michaels

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Favourite climate myths by Patrick Michaels

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

Climate myths by Michaels What the Science Says Usage
"Climate sensitivity is low" Net positive feedback is confirmed by many different lines of evidence. 3
"It's not happening"

There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.

3
"Temp record is unreliable" The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites. 3
"Global warming stopped in 1998, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2010, ????"

Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.

2
"Phil Jones says no global warming since 1995"

Phil Jones was misquoted.

1
"It's cosmic rays" Cosmic rays show no trend over the last 30 years & have had little impact on recent global warming. 1
"It's the sun"

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

1
"It's not bad"

Negative impacts of global warming on agriculture, health & environment far outweigh any positives.

1
"Lindzen and Choi find low climate sensitivity" Lindzen and Choi’s paper is viewed as unacceptably flawed by other climate scientists. 1
"Models are unreliable"

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

1
"It's not us"

Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.

1
"Schmittner finds low climate sensitivity"

The Schmittner et al. study finds low probability of both very low and very high climate sensitivities, and its lower estimate (as compared to the IPCC) is based on a new temperature reconstruction of the Last Glacial Maximum that may or may not withstand the test of time.

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