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...
Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration)Last Updated on 2014-04-20 13:45:40
Carbon capture and storage (sequestration) or CCS
Background on CCS (EPA)
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
Agriculture and Forestry Sequestration
What about Biochar for sequestration?
What about Hemp for sequestration?
Carbon Dioxide Air Capture and Storage
Genetically engineered Bacteria and CCS
And What About China's Use of Coal without sequestration?
Videos on CCS and coal plants
Background on CCS (EPA)
According to scientists, atmospheric build-up of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases as a result of human activities is changing the composition of the Earth's... More »
The Contrarians? Full article with referencesLast Updated on 2014-04-18 12:51:31
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?
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 »
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 »
Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2014-03-07 05:44:41IS CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?
THE U.S. MILITARY AND MILITARY EXPERTS SAY YES!
2014 Quadrennial Defense Review
Video on the military aspects of climate change - Watch it!
The Waxman-Whitehouse letter on National security and climate change
Climate Risks Relevant to Speech by John Kerry (by Climate Nexus)
2010 Quadrennial Defense Review
2014 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW
Full text is HERE. Quotes from the review are below:
"The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities."
"Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea... More »
Quick one-liner rebuttals to contrarian claimsLast Updated on 2014-02-15 19:58:49
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, Chair 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 »
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