Fallacious claims of climate contrarians /deniers /faux-skeptics along with attacks by the right-wing media and the fossil fuel industry against climate risk management actions and climate science are exposed below:
The notorious contrarian comparison in the misleading picture at the top of the page with two graphs exhibits confusion manufactured by contrarians and provides an instructive example of contrarian fallacy. Contrarians use an apples-and-oranges comparison of the two graphs, which correspond to entirely different geographical regions, in a fraudulent argument that the current global warming over the last 30 years is not caused by humans..
Current global average temperatures are actually the hottest in 1,000 years and the current temperature trend is UP. Besides, there was no pronounced global "medieval warming period", contrary to the implication of the bottom graph. HEREare relevant data. A great video is HERE
Actually this contrarian argument, besides being wrong, is a red herring.
Attribution of the observed global warming trend over the last 30 years to human activity is done completely differently and has nothing to do with irrelevant old data, as explained HERE.
The Climate B.S. (Bad Science) 2011 Awards by deniers / contrarians / faux-skeptics have been announced!
The 2011 Climate BS Award Winners Final...
Michael Mann - Video on Science and DenialLast Updated on 2014-10-07 16:02:04Michael Mann's AGU Chapman Conference talk (2013)
"The Battle to Communicate Climate Change: Lessons from the Front Lines"
Talk (2014): The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
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The Contrarians? Full article with referencesLast Updated on 2014-06-15 07:53:39
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?
What about "fringe" contrarian ideas?
Aren't there some contrarians with credentials who disproved mainstream climate science?
ANSWER = NO
The Tobacco Analogy
What do contrarians misunderstand about climate Risk Management?
or WHY CONTRARIANS ARE CLIMATE RISK... More »
Climate Ethics Last Updated on 2014-06-07 16:38:33Here is the Climate Ethics RSS feed. This is from the Rock Ethics Institute of Penn State specializing in Ethical Analysis of Climate Science and Policy. The head of the Institute is Prof. Donald Brown. From their website
"Climate Ethics is a commentary site on climate change science and policymaking by those working on climate change ethics. The site is intended for policymakers, interested public, and journalists... "
HERE is a great video of Dr. Brown speaking on climate ethics at a Bahá’í side event of the UN's CSD 15 conference.
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Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration)Last Updated on 2014-04-26 18:04:44
Carbon capture and storage (sequestration) or CCS
Background on CCS
Will We Really Need Carbon Sequestration? Yes. Why?
BUT there is a Big Caveat - we can't use CCS as an excuse not to mitigate directly
What does Jim Hansen say?
More Information for point carbon capture and storage
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR; Non-point capture)
Agriculture and Forestry Sequestration
What about Hemp for sequestration?
What about Biochar for sequestration?
Genetically engineered Bacteria and CCS
And What About China's Use of Coal without sequestration?
Other Examples of Carbon Sequestration
Videos on CCS and coal plants
References for Carbon Sequestration
Background on CCS
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) is a set of technologies... More »
Tar Sands, Global Warming, Protests, and the Keystone XL PipelineLast Updated on 2014-04-05 03:27:37Tar Sands, Global Warming, Protests, and the Keystone XL Pipeline
Introduction - What Are Tar Sands?
The Keystone XL Pipeline
Global Warming and Environmental Concerns
US Government Environmental Analyses
Protests Against the Keystone XL Pipeline at the White House
The Economics of Tar Sands
The Politics of Tar Sands
What's the picture? It's some tar sand.
Introduction - What are Tar Sands?
Bituminous sands, colloquially known as oil sands or tar sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit. The sands contain naturally occurring mixtures of sand, clay, water, and a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum technically referred to as bitumen (or colloquially "tar" due to its similar appearance, odour, and colour). Oil sands are found in large amounts in many countries throughout the world, but are found... More »
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