Notes for climate skeptics
I’m building a library of PDF files here (presentations, books, etc).
Big picture stuff: Climate scam believers typically embrace several key assumptions:
1. The Earth is currently too hot.
2. We are experiencing a “climate crisis”.
3. The weather is getting worse.
4. CO2 is the climate control knob.
5. Climate science is “basic physics”.
6. Almost all “experts” believe in items 1-5 above.
Every one of those assumptions is wrong. The average person is perfectly capable of becoming a well-informed climate skeptic; there is absolutely no need to defer to the alleged judgment of “experts”.
Lots of good climate realist sites are here.
Lots of good graphs in this Willis Eschenbach post: Where is the climate emergency?
Excellent resource here: “Why Everyone Should Be A Climate Skeptic”
Good piece by Richard Lindzen here.
Hundreds More Papers Published In 2021 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm
Over 400 Scientific Papers Published In 2020 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm
“Consensus? 200+ New 2019 Papers Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarmism”
No consensus: Only 0.3% of 11,944 climate papers from 1991-2011 found >50% of post 1950-warming anthropogenic.
Here are 1,500 peer-reviewed skeptical scientific papers published between 2016 and 2018 alone.
Crop yields are way up.
Wildfires are way down.
Polar bear population is way up (by a factor of 4-6 since the 1960s).
According to the IPCC, hurricanes are decreasing.
About 10,000 years ago there wasn’t much ice in the Arctic. It’s only in the last 1000 years that we’ve seen this coverage of ice that persists significantly through the summer time”
IPCC says this about floods: “overall low confidence at global scale regarding EVEN SIGNof these changes”
Large number of peer-reviewed non-hockey-sticks here; keep scrolling
Climate models have been running *much* warmer than reality.
Medieval Warm Period Project site here contains a lot of detailed information about peer-reviewed papers finding that the period was warmer than the current period.
See ClimateGate “outed emails” here.
Extremely important warmist technique: Smooth out the fluctuations of climate in the past, leave in just the last one, then claim that the last fluctuation *must* have been caused by humans since it’s abrupt!
Global Warming Petition Project: 31,487 American scientists (9,029 with PhDs) signed this strongly-worded skeptical statement.
Good Twitter follows include @TonyClimate @wattsupwiththat @curryja @BigJoeBastardi @ClimateDepot @JunkScience @ClimateAudit @EcoSenseNow @NoTricksZone @RogerAPielkeSr @JamesDelingpole @sjc_pbs @JoanneNova
‘Einstein’s successor’ Freeman Dyson was a climate skeptic. See interesting climate quotes from him here.
NASA GISS: Global average temperature “may easily be anywhere between 56 and 58°F”
On sea level rise:
NASA: “global mean sea level has risen by 8 inches..since 1870”
Seas have risen naturally ~400 feetin the last ~20k years.
Second-century Roman port now two miles inland
Trying to prevent imaginary CO2-induced bad weather leads to bad energy choices, and bad energy choices can kill: African clinic’s solar panels power lights OR fridge; not both
Maybe 3-4 volumes of CO2 “pollution” are deliberately injected into each can of your Coke!
People burn gas/propane in greenhouses to RAISE CO2 to ~1500 ppm
We all exhale~40,000 ppm CO2.
Odd: Everyplace is allegedly warming much faster than everyplace else
We’re not supposed to confuse weather and climate, but lots of warmists have claimed that we can see climate out of our windows.
Warmist climate scientist time budget
Until U can tell me exactly what caused Minoan/Roman/Medieval warm periods, Dark Ages/Little Ice Age cooling, early 20th cent. warming, & mid-20th cent. cooling, I refuse to believe U understand natural variability enough to rule it out as the #1 post-1970s warming cause.
Good question to ask alarmists when they tout any climate change solution: How much global cooling (deg C by 2050) do we allegedly get, and why should we want global cooling?
I started out as a casual believer in AGW, then became more and more skeptical as I dug into the alleged evidence for myself.
Many climate skeptics have followed a similar path.
I don’t see warmism as a conspiracy–it’s mostly groupthink mixed w. plenty of foolishness & some outright fraud.
I’ve communicated w. lots of warmist scientists & the vast majority clearly have just taken it on faith that CO2 is the climate control knob.
Important video from Prof. Carl-Otto Weiss in 2015: “The climate change is due to natural cycles”.
I highly recommend Alex Epstein’s book “The Moral Case For Fossil Fuels”.One of my favorite climate skeptic books is Marc Morano’s “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change“; I posted a lot of key excerpts here. I also like Morano’s “Green Fraud” book; more key excerpts here. I highly recommend Gregory Wrightstone’s “Inconvenient Facts” book and smartphone app.
Excellent 2003 Michael Crichton talk: Environmentalism Is a Religion: Speech to the Commonwealth Club, September 15th, 2003
Climate realist sites
Work in progress
CAR26 (Climate. Analysis. Reason)
CFACT (Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. Marc Morano is Director of Communications)
ClimateCharts by Chris Martz
ClimateGate emails still available here
Competitive Enterprise Institute (climate)
Dave Burton’s sealevel.info site
Global Warming Petition Project. Strongly worded skeptic petition.
The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Inconvenient Facts (Gregory Wrightstone). See the book and smartphone app of the same name.
Kevin Loughrey’s site
My list of climate realist YouTube channels.
Real Climate Tools (fabulous stuff from Tony Heller)
Watts Up With That. Check out the Bookmarks section on this site’s right side.
“The World of CO2”: CO2/climate/energy graphics here are *very* good.