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Monday, May 18, 2009

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

I have written very little about Climate for a number of reasons
* it is a very complex science
* there are many great resources on the Internet on Climate issues
* we seem to be doing very little to avert the threat - which is depressing
* denialists are absurd and irritating fools, who I tend to avoid

Some of the best Internet resources that I have found include:
RealClimate , Open Mind , Deltoid and Brave New Climate .

These and many more sites are very interesting and informative, but require a considerable amount of reading and study to fully understand.

Peter Sinclair has provided a solution with Climate Denial Crock of the Week , on YouTube, where he provides relatively short and graphic videos rebutting common climate change denialist myths.

Here are some of his videos:

Myth: Global warming stopped in 1998

Myth: Temperature rise precedes Co2 rise, therefore Co2 does not cause warming

Myth: Al Gore said that by the end of the century, sea level would rise by 22 feet but the IPCC said that it would rise by only 23 inches

Myth: It was warmer during the "Medieval Warm Period" and the "Hockey Stick" is a fraud.

Myth: The Oregon Petition

Myth: Other planets are warming as well, so the cause must be the Sun

Myth: The surface temperature record is distorted by the "Urban Heat Island Effect"

Myth: Climate Scientists in the 1970 thought that the planet was cooling

Myth: "Unstoppable Global Warming every 1500 Years"

Myth: It's the sun

Myth: Arctic Ice is not Melting

Myth: It's Cold at the moment, so there is not Climate Change

Myth: There is plenty of Sea Ice around Antartica, so there is no Climate Change

Nonsense from deniers

Myth: Increased CO2 in a warming world will improve plant growth

The Mythnakers Film" The Great Global Warming Swindle


Polar Ice Update

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