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Climate Misinformation by Source: William Kininmonth

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Favourite climate myths by William Kininmonth

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

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

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

3
"It's cooling"

All the indicators show that global warming is still happening.

2
"CO2 limits will harm the economy"

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

1
"Climate sensitivity is low"

Net positive feedback is confirmed by many different lines of evidence.

1
"Hockey stick is broken"

Recent studies agree that recent global temperatures are unprecedented in the last 1000 years.

1
"IPCC is alarmist"

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

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
"There's no correlation between CO2 and temperature"

There is long-term correlation between CO2 and global temperature; other effects are short-term.

1
"It's internal variability"

Internal variability can only account for small amounts of warming and cooling over periods of decades, and scientific studies have consistently shown that it cannot account for the global warming over the past century.

1

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