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Skeptical Science iPhone Reports

Here are global warming skeptic arguments ranked by how often they've been reported from the Skeptical Science iPhone app. You can download the iPhone app for free from http://itunes.com/apps/skepticalscience.

Total # of reports submitted: 16168

1 Models are unreliable 15.4%
2 Temp record is unreliable 7.3%
3 Hockey stick is broken 4.9%
4 Climate's changed before 4.4%
5 It's the sun 3.0%
6 There's no empirical evidence 2.8%
7 There is no consensus 2.3%
8 It's cooling 2.2%
9 1934 - hottest year on record 2.2%
10 CO2 limits will harm the economy 2.1%
11 It's freaking cold! 1.9%
12 It hasn't warmed since 1998 1.9%
13 Antarctica is gaining ice 1.6%
14 Medieval Warm Period was warmer 1.5%
15 Renewables can't provide baseload power 1.3%
16 We're heading into an ice age 1.3%
17 Polar bear numbers are increasing 1.3%
18 Increasing CO2 has little to no effect 1.3%
19 Tree-rings diverge from temperature after 1960 1.2%
20 It's not bad 1.2%
21 It's a 1500 year cycle 1.2%
22 Ice age predicted in the 70s 1.1%
23 CO2 is not a pollutant 1.0%
24 Al Gore got it wrong 1.0%
25 It's Urban Heat Island effect 1.0%
26 Animals and plants can adapt 1.0%
27 Climategate CRU emails suggest conspiracy 1.0%
28 CO2 lags temperature 0.9%
29 Greenland was green 0.8%
30 Volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans 0.8%
31 Global warming stopped in 1998, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2010, ???? 0.8%
32 Phil Jones says no global warming since 1995 0.8%
33 Climate sensitivity is low 0.7%
34 Oceans are cooling 0.7%
35 We're coming out of the Little Ice Age 0.7%
36 Ice isn't melting 0.7%
37 Sea level rise predictions are exaggerated 0.7%
38 It's a natural cycle 0.6%
39 CO2 was higher in the past 0.6%
40 2009-2010 winter saw record cold spells 0.6%
41 IPCC is alarmist 0.6%
42 Human CO2 is a tiny % of CO2 emissions 0.6%
43 It's microsite influences 0.5%
44 IPCC were wrong about Himalayan glaciers 0.5%
45 Dropped stations introduce warming bias 0.5%
46 The science isn't settled 0.5%
47 Greenland ice sheet won't collapse 0.5%
48 Water vapor is the most powerful greenhouse gas 0.4%
49 Glaciers are growing 0.4%
50 Arctic icemelt is a natural cycle 0.4%
51 Sea level rise is exaggerated 0.4%
52 Record snowfall disproves global warming 0.4%
53 Less than half of published scientists endorse global warming 0.4%
54 Humans are too insignificant to affect global climate 0.4%
55 Scientists can't even predict weather 0.4%
56 It's only a few degrees 0.4%
57 CO2 effect is saturated 0.4%
58 Over 31,000 scientists signed the OISM Petition Project 0.3%
59 Solar cycles cause global warming 0.3%
60 CO2 has a short residence time 0.3%
61 Earth hasn't warmed as much as expected 0.3%
62 Greenland is gaining ice 0.3%
63 There's no correlation between CO2 and temperature 0.3%
64 Hansen's 1988 prediction was wrong 0.3%
65 Other planets are warming 0.3%
66 Scientists tried to 'hide the decline' in global temperature 0.3%
67 CO2 only causes 35% of global warming 0.3%
68 Arctic sea ice has recovered 0.3%
69 They changed the name from 'global warming' to 'climate change' 0.3%
70 Mars is warming 0.3%
71 Ocean acidification isn't serious 0.3%
72 It cooled mid-century 0.3%
73 It's cosmic rays 0.3%
74 Trenberth can't account for the lack of warming 0.3%
75 Melting ice isn't warming the Arctic 0.3%
76 500 scientists refute the consensus 0.3%
77 CO2 is plant food 0.3%
78 Warming causes CO2 rise 0.2%
79 Peer review process was corrupted 0.2%
80 Murry Salby finds CO2 rise is natural 0.2%
81 CO2 is not the only driver of climate 0.2%
82 The IPCC consensus is phoney 0.2%
83 Satellite error inflated Great Lakes temperatures 0.2%
84 It's El Niño 0.2%
85 Climate is chaotic and cannot be predicted 0.2%
86 Greenhouse effect has been falsified 0.2%
87 We're heading into cooling 0.2%
88 CRU tampered with temperature data 0.2%
89 The sun is getting hotter 0.2%
90 Mt. Kilimanjaro's ice loss is due to land use 0.2%
91 2nd law of thermodynamics contradicts greenhouse theory 0.2%
92 It's methane 0.2%
93 CO2 measurements are suspect 0.2%
94 Naomi Oreskes' study on consensus was flawed 0.2%
95 Lindzen and Choi find low climate sensitivity 0.2%
96 Neptune is warming 0.2%
97 Humidity is falling 0.2%
98 IPCC overestimate temperature rise 0.1%
99 Jupiter is warming 0.1%
100 Extreme weather isn't caused by global warming 0.1%
101 It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low 0.1%
102 It's a climate regime shift 0.1%
103 Solar Cycle Length proves its the sun 0.1%
104 It's albedo 0.1%
105 It's CFCs 0.1%
106 Springs aren't advancing 0.1%
107 CO2 was higher in the late Ordovician 0.1%
108 IPCC were wrong about Amazon rainforests 0.1%
109 Hurricanes aren't linked to global warming 0.1%
110 DMI show cooling Arctic 0.1%
111 Scientists retracted claim that sea levels are rising 0.1%
112 Antarctica is too cold to lose ice 0.1%
113 Roy Spencer finds negative feedback 0.1%
114 Greenland has only lost a tiny fraction of its ice mass 0.1%
115 Positive feedback means runaway warming 0.1%
116 Southern sea ice is increasing 0.1%
117 Postma disproved the greenhouse effect 0.1%
118 It warmed just as fast in 1860-1880 and 1910-1940 0.1%
119 Royal Society embraces skepticism 0.1%
120 We didn't have global warming during the Industrial Revolution 0.1%
121 CO2 is coming from the ocean 0.1%
122 Skeptics were kept out of the IPCC? 0.1%
123 Pluto is warming 0.1%
124 Record high snow cover was set in winter 2008/2009 0.1%
125 A drop in volcanic activity caused warming 0.1%
126 Tuvalu sea level isn't rising 0.1%
127 Breathing contributes to CO2 buildup 0.1%
128 Ice Sheet losses are overestimated 0.1%
129 Most of the last 10,000 years were warmer 0.1%
130 Freedom of Information (FOI) requests were ignored 0.1%
131 There's no tropospheric hot spot 0.1%
132 It's aerosols 0.1%
133 It's Pacific Decadal Oscillation 0.1%
134 Water levels correlate with sunspots 0.1%
135 CO2 is not increasing 0.1%
136 Satellites show no warming in the troposphere 0.1%
137 It's the ocean 0.1%
138 97% consensus on human-caused global warming has been disproven 0.1%
139 Clouds provide negative feedback 0.1%
140 It's ozone 0.1%
141 Soares finds lack of correlation between CO2 and temperature 0.1%
142 Arctic sea ice extent was lower in the past 0.1%
143 Mauna Loa is a volcano 0.1%
144 It's waste heat 0.1%
145 Corals are resilient to bleaching 0.1%
146 Arctic sea ice loss is matched by Antarctic sea ice gain 0.0%
147 CERN CLOUD experiment proved cosmic rays are causing global warming 0.0%
148 Sea level fell in 2010 0.0%
149 It's satellite microwave transmissions 0.0%
150 Water vapor in the stratosphere stopped global warming 0.0%
151 It's land use 0.0%
152 Loehle and Scafetta find a 60 year cycle causing global warming 0.0%
153 An exponential increase in CO2 will result in a linear increase in temperature 0.0%
154 No warming in 16 years 0.0%
155 Ljungqvist broke the hockey stick 0.0%
156 CO2 emissions do not correlate with CO2 concentration 0.0%
157 Renewable energy investment kills jobs 0.0%
158 Renewable energy is too expensive 0.0%
159 CO2 increase is natural, not human-caused 0.0%
160 It's global brightening 0.0%
161 Heatwaves have happened before 0.0%
162 Removing all CO2 would make little difference 0.0%
163 No long tail means climate sensitivity is low 0.0%
164 CO2 is just a trace gas 0.0%
165 It's not urgent 0.0%
166 IPCC graph showing accelerating trends is misleading 0.0%
167 It's a climate shift step function caused by natural cycles 0.0%
168 Arctic was warmer in 1940 0.0%
169 Arctic Storm Caused the 2012 Record Sea Ice Minimum 0.0%
170 Climate 'Skeptics' are like Galileo 0.0%
171 0.0%
172 CO2 limits will make little difference 0.0%
173 IPCC human-caused global warming attribution confidence is unfounded 0.0%
174 Sea level is not rising 0.0%
175 Venus doesn't have a runaway greenhouse effect 0.0%
176 Animal agriculture and eating meat are the biggest causes of global warming 0.0%
177 IPCC ‘disappeared’ the Medieval Warm Period 0.0%
178 It's clouds 0.0%
179 Adapting to global warming is cheaper than preventing it 0.0%
180 CO2 limits will hurt the poor 0.0%


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