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Skeptic Arguments and What the Science Says

The following numbering of skeptic arguments was fixed on 26 July 2010. For up-to-date numbering, see the current argument list.

MythShort URL
1 "It's the sun"
2 "Climate's changed before"
3 "There is no consensus"
4 "It's cooling"
5 "Models are unreliable"
6 "Temp record is unreliable"
7 "It hasn't warmed since 1998"
8 "Ice age predicted in the 70s"
9 "We're heading into an ice age"
10 "Antarctica is gaining ice"
11 "CO2 lags temperature"
12 "It's not bad"
13 "Al Gore got it wrong"
14 "It's cosmic rays"
15 "It's freaking cold!"
16 "Hurricanes aren't linked to global warming"
17 "1934 - hottest year on record"
18 "Hockey stick is broken"
19 "Mars is warming"
20 "It's Urban Heat Island effect"
21 "It's a 1500 year cycle"
22 "Arctic icemelt is a natural cycle"
23 "Sea level rise is exaggerated"
24 "Water vapor is the most powerful greenhouse gas"
25 "Other planets are warming"
26 "Was Greenland really green in the past?"
27 "Oceans are cooling"
28 "Climategate CRU emails suggest conspiracy"
29 "Human CO2 is a tiny % of CO2 emissions"
30 "Climate sensitivity is low"
31 "Increasing CO2 has little to no effect"
32 "We're coming out of the Little Ice Age"
33 "It cooled mid-century"
34 "Glaciers are growing"
35 "It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low"
36 "There's no empirical evidence"
37 "Polar bear numbers are increasing"
38 "Satellites show no warming in the troposphere"
39 "Mt. Kilimanjaro's ice loss is due to land use"
40 "IPCC is alarmist"
41 "Extreme weather isn't caused by global warming"
42 "CO2 is not a pollutant"
43 "There's no correlation between CO2 and temperature"
44 "Greenland is gaining ice"
45 "CO2 was higher in the past"
46 "Scientists can't even predict weather"
47 "There's no tropospheric hot spot"
48 "Neptune is warming"
49 "Jupiter is warming"
50 "It's Pacific Decadal Oscillation"
51 "CO2 effect is saturated"
52 "Pluto is warming"
53 "Greenland ice sheet won't collapse"
54 "Volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans"
55 "Animals and plants can adapt"
56 "Medieval Warm Period was warmer"
57 "CO2 measurements are suspect"
58 "It's the ocean"
59 "It's El Niño"
60 "Arctic sea ice has recovered"
61 "Less than half of published scientists endorse global warming"
62 "Dropped stations introduce warming bias"
63 "Solar Cycle Length proves its the sun"
64 "It's aerosols"
65 "It's microsite influences"
66 "CO2 has a short residence time"
67 "It's a climate regime shift"
68 "2nd law of thermodynamics contradicts greenhouse theory"
69 "Humans are too insignificant to affect global climate"
70 "It's not happening"
71 "Greenhouse effect has been falsified"
72 "It's land use"
73 "The science isn't settled"
74 "2009-2010 winter saw record cold spells"
75 "It's methane"
76 "500 scientists refute the consensus"
77 "Scientists tried to 'hide the decline' in global temperature"
78 "IPCC were wrong about Himalayan glaciers"
79 "Ocean acidification isn't serious"
80 "Sea level rise predictions are exaggerated"
81 "Naomi Oreskes' study on consensus was flawed"
82 "Phil Jones says no global warming since 1995"
83 "Ice isn't melting"
84 "CO2 is coming from the ocean"
85 "It's not us"
86 "CO2 is not increasing"
87 "It's albedo"
88 "Record snowfall disproves global warming"
89 "Hansen's 1988 prediction was wrong"
90 "Lindzen and Choi find low climate sensitivity"
91 "The sun is getting hotter"
92 "Solar cycles cause global warming"
93 "Springs aren't advancing"
94 "Over 31,000 scientists signed the OISM Petition Project"
95 "Water levels correlate with sunspots"
96 "IPCC were wrong about Amazon rainforests"
97 "Climate is chaotic and cannot be predicted"
98 "Water vapor in the stratosphere stopped global warming"
99 "Scientists retracted claim that sea levels are rising"
100 "Mauna Loa is a volcano"
101 "CO2 is not the only driver of climate"
102 "Trenberth can't account for the lack of warming"
103 "CO2 was higher in the late Ordovician"
104 "Southern sea ice is increasing"
105 "Melting ice isn't warming the Arctic"
106 "Global warming stopped in 1998, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2010, ????"
107 "Tree-rings diverge from temperature after 1960"
108 "The IPCC consensus is phoney"
109 "It's CFCs"
110 "A drop in volcanic activity caused warming"
111 "CO2 emissions do not correlate with CO2 concentration"
112 "It's global brightening"
113 "Warming causes CO2 rise"
114 "It's ozone"
115 "It's satellite microwave transmissions"
116 "We didn't have global warming during the Industrial Revolution"
117 "Greenland has only lost a tiny fraction of its ice mass"
118 "Antarctica is too cold to lose ice"
119 "It's waste heat"
120 "CO2 is plant food"
124 "Satellite error inflated Great Lakes temperatures"
125 "Positive feedback means runaway warming"
127 "CO2 is just a trace gas"
128 "IPCC overestimate temperature rise"
129 "Breathing contributes to CO2 buildup"
130 "Ice Sheet losses are overestimated"
131 "Royal Society embraces skepticism"
132 "DMI show cooling Arctic"
133 "CO2 only causes 35% of global warming"
134 "Humidity is falling"
136 "It's a natural cycle"
137 "It's only a few degrees"
139 "It's too hard"
140 "CO2 limits will harm the economy"
141 "Renewables can't provide baseload power"
143 "Clouds provide negative feedback"
144 "CRU tampered with temperature data"
145 "Peer review process was corrupted"
146 "Skeptics were kept out of the IPCC?"
147 "Freedom of Information (FOI) requests were ignored"
148 "Corals are resilient to bleaching"
151 "We're heading into cooling"
152 "Plant stomata show higher and more variable CO2 levels"
153 "They changed the name from 'global warming' to 'climate change'"
155 "Soares finds lack of correlation between CO2 and temperature"
157 "Arctic sea ice loss is matched by Antarctic sea ice gain"
158 "An exponential increase in CO2 will result in a linear increase in temperature"
159 "Record high snow cover was set in winter 2008/2009"
160 "Coral atolls grow as sea levels rise"
161 "Earth hasn't warmed as much as expected"
162 "It warmed just as fast in 1860-1880 and 1910-1940"
163 "Most of the last 10,000 years were warmer"
164 "IPCC ‘disappeared’ the Medieval Warm Period"
168 "Ljungqvist broke the hockey stick"
169 "CO2 limits will make little difference"
170 "Hansen predicted the West Side Highway would be underwater"
171 "Removing all CO2 would make little difference"
172 "It's not urgent"
174 "It's soot"
175 "CO2 limits will hurt the poor"
176 "Arctic was warmer in 1940"
177 "Renewable energy is too expensive"
178 "Sea level rise is decelerating"
179 "Venus doesn't have a runaway greenhouse effect"
180 "It's internal variability"
181 "CO2 limits won't cool the planet"
182 "Sea level is not rising"
183 "Renewable energy investment kills jobs"
185 "Great Barrier Reef is in good shape"
186 "Roy Spencer finds negative feedback"
187 "Loehle and Scafetta find a 60 year cycle causing global warming"
188 "Murry Salby finds CO2 rise is natural"
189 "CO2 increase is natural, not human-caused"
190 "Postma disproved the greenhouse effect"
191 "CERN CLOUD experiment proved cosmic rays are causing global warming"
195 "Sea level fell in 2010"
197 "Underground temperatures control climate"
198 "Climate 'Skeptics' are like Galileo"
199 "Northwest passage has been navigated in the past"
200 "It's a climate shift step function caused by natural cycles"
201 "Tuvalu sea level isn't rising"
202 "BEST hides the decline in global temperature"
204 "It's planetary movements"
205 "Schmittner finds low climate sensitivity"
206 "Infrared Iris will reduce global warming"
207 "UAH atmospheric temperatures prove climate models and/or surface temperature data sets are wrong"
209 "Ben Santer rewrote the 1995 IPCC report"
210 "IPCC graph showing accelerating trends is misleading"
211 "IPCC edited out natural causes of climate change"
212 "Tropical thermostat limits sea surface temperature to 30°C"
213 "Humans survived past climate changes"
214 "Himalayan glaciers are not shrinking"
215 "Climate science peer review is pal review"
216 "Nuclear testing is causing global warming"
217 "Arctic sea ice loss in the 1940s was similar to today's"
218 "Arctic sea ice extent was lower in the past"
219 "Arctic Storm Caused the 2012 Record Sea Ice Minimum"
220 "The connection between Hurricane Sandy and global warming"
221 "Monckton shows the IPCC overestimated warming"
222 "No warming in 16 years"
223 "No long tail means climate sensitivity is low"
224 "The 97% consensus on human-caused global warming is a robust result"
225 "A grand solar minimum could trigger another ice age"
226 "97% consensus on human-caused global warming has been disproven"
227 "Akasofu Proved Global Warming is Just a Recovery from the Little Ice Age"
228 "IPCC human-caused global warming attribution confidence is unfounded"
229 "IPCC global warming projections were wrong"
230 "IPCC admits global warming has paused"
232 "Heatwaves have happened before"
233 "Deniers are part of the 97%"
234 "Climate change isn't increasing extreme weather damage costs"
235 "Climate change solutions are too expensive"
236 "Animal agriculture and eating meat are the biggest causes of global warming"
237 "Satellite record is more reliable than thermometers"
238 "Climate scientists are in it for the money"
239 "Holistic Management can reverse Climate Change "
240 "Wildfires are not caused by global warming"
241 "Planting a trillion trees will solve global warming"
242 "Veganism is the best way to reduce carbon emissions"

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