The IISD (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
is an excellent professional resource documenting climate-related events, especially for the UN.
Quick one-liner rebuttals to contrarian claimsLast Updated on 2013-12-06 22:12:09
Here is a list of quick one-line rebuttals to over 100 fallacious claims by contrarians/skeptics on the popular Skeptical Science website. They rebuttals are not intended to be complete, but simply to enable the respondent to "bat the ball back over the net" in an informal encounter with someone quoting a contrarian claim. As described HERE, most of these one-liners were written by Dr. Jan Dash, Director of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative, with some editing by John Cook, author of Skeptical Science. Details on the science at Skeptical Science are obtained by clicking on the one-line responses.
In THIS document of some historical interest (online HERE), the first line in a response labeled JWD is the one-liner summarizing the science by Jan Dash. The next lines labeled JC are the summary responses by John Cook, which he... More »
FOI Abuse and Attacks on Climate Risk ManagementLast Updated on 2013-11-11 05:53:39FOI Abuse and Attacks on Climate Risk Management.
This topic is concerned with abuse of Freedom of Information Acts (FOI Acts) ultimately aimed at attacking responsible climate risk management. The backers are fossil fuel interests and right-wing libertarian supporters. Attacks on climate science is a main intermediary strategy. While FOI Acts generally protect the public, FOI is misused by some climate science deniers as a weapon with two main goals. First goal: Request many emails and documents to find a few isolated comments that are misinterpreted and used as fodder in right-wing media to attack climate science. Second goal: Harass targeted climate scientists, sometimes including intimidation, disrupt their work, and try to discredit them. Examples are documented below. Click to go to the original articles.
General FOI Information
FOI Climate Reports (excerpts)
FOI Climate... More »
The Contrarians? Full article with referencesLast Updated on 2013-11-09 08:52:31
AKA climate science deniers or climate faux-skeptics spread disinformation about climate and try to prevent responsible climate risk management. Information for this rather comprehensive article is drawn from the many sources and links in the text.
Who are the contrarians?
What is the contrarian Agenda?
What do contrarians Say about global warming? [The "Four Fallacy Trenches"]
What about Real Scientific Skepticism and contrarians?
What are some Contrarian Tactics and Fallacies?
The Tobacco Analogy
What do contrarians misunderstand about climate Risk Management?
What are some Disturbing Elements regarding contrarians?
What about the IPCC?
What about the hacked Emails and "Climategate"?
What did Kerry Emanuel say about "Climategate"?
"Climategate... More »