This site is a supplement to the RealClimate.org website.
It is primarily an index for debunking of various popular media occurrences of climate-related nonsense. Articles are sorted by where they appear (outlet and country), or alphabetically by author. Under each article you will find links to rebuttals of specific arguments and overall critiques of the pieces. This is by no means comprehensive, but should provide a starting point for those interested in seeing why these pieces are wrong. We do not include mainstream journalist pieces that are occasionally mistaken or somewhat sensationalist (see the main website for that kind of commentary), but we do include the op-ed pieces that are specifically designed to confuse, obfuscate and abuse the science.
For each article, the links to content are on the author page (or in the case of editorials, on the newspaper page). Links are provided to content on a number of sites, some of the most common are denoted by initials: RC = RealClimate, CB = Coby Beck's "How to talk to skeptic guide" at A Few Things Ill Considered, TL = Tim Lambert at Deltoid.
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These sites have debunks by topic:
- How to talk to a GW skeptic (CB)
- Climate Change: A guide for the perplexed New Scientist
- Response to common contrarian arguments (RC)
- Climate change debate summary NERC (UK)
- Climate Change Guide UK Met. Office
- A thorough debunking Brian Angliss
- Global Warming Myths OSS Foundation
- Skeptical Science John Cook
- Chaotic systems are not predictable
- Climate models are not reliable/don't include clouds and/or other feedbacks
- CO2 isn't rising as quickly as projections
- CO2 doesn't lead, it lags
- CO2 record is not reliable
- Global temperatures are decreasing
- Impacts will be beneficial
- Instrumental Record is Not Reliable
- IPCC has reduced its Sea Level Rise projections
- It's all just the sun
- Modern changes simply part of natural cycle
- Observed CO2 rise is natural
- Predictions don't match observations
- Sea Level Rise projections are exaggerated
- The hockey stick is broken
- They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
- Warming doesn't coincide with anthropogenic impacts
- Warming is due to the Urban Heat Island effect
- Water vapor accounts for almost all of the greenhouse effect
By Media Outlet
- Internet 'News' media
- 'Scientific' publications
- Economics journals
By Source Country
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