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Climate Misinformation by Source: Roger Pielke Sr

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Favourite climate myths by Roger Pielke Sr

Below are many of the climate myths used by Roger Pielke Sr plus how often each myth has been used.

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

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

5
"Oceans are cooling" The most recent ocean measurements show consistent warming. 3
"Global warming stopped in 1998, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2010, ????"

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

2
"Sea level rise is decelerating"

Global sea level data shows that sea level rise has been increasing since 1880 while future sea level rise predictions are based on physics, not statistics.

2
"IPCC is alarmist"

Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.

2
"Arctic sea ice has recovered" Thick arctic sea ice is in rapid retreat. 1
"It's not happening"

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

1
"The IPCC consensus is phoney"

113 nations signed onto the 2007 IPCC report, which is simply a summary of the current body of climate science evidence.

1
"Skeptics were kept out of the IPCC?"

Official records, Editors and emails suggest CRU scientists acted in the spirit if not the letter of IPCC rules.

1
"It's cooling" The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record. 1
"Increasing CO2 has little to no effect" The strong CO2 effect has been observed by many different measurements. 1

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