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When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s due to the sun", Science says...
The sun’s output has barely changed since 1970 and is irrelevant to recent global warming.
( http://sks.to/sun )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Climate’s changed before", Science says...
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time, which now is dominated by humans.
( http://sks.to/past )
When talk radio says of climate change, "There is no consensus", Science says...
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
( http://sks.to/consensus )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Climate is cooling", Science says...
The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
( http://sks.to/cooling )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Climate models are unreliable", Science says...
Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.
( http://sks.to/model )
When talk radio says of climate change, "The temperature record is unreliable due to poor siting/Urban Heat Islands", Science says...
The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites.
( http://sks.to/temp )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It hasn’t warmed since 1998", Science says...
2005 was the hottest year globally, and 2009 the second hottest.
( http://sks.to/1998 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "An ice age was predicted in the 70s", Science says...
The vast majority of climate papers in the 1970s predicted warming.
( http://sks.to/1970s )
When talk radio says of climate change, "We’re heading into an ice age", Science says...
Worry about global warming impacts in the next 100 years, not an ice age in over 10,000 years.
( http://sks.to/iceage )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Antarctica is gaining ice", Science says...
Satellites measure Antarctica losing land ice at an accelerating rate.
( http://sks.to/antarctica )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 lags temperature", Science says...
Recent CO2 increase has caused recent warming without any time lag.
( http://sks.to/lag )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s not bad", Science says...
Negative impacts of global warming on agriculture, health and environment far outweigh any positives.
( http://sks.to/impacts )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Al Gore got it wrong", Science says...
Al Gore's book is quite accurate, and far more accurate than contrarian books.
( http://sks.to/gore )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s cosmic rays", Science says...
Cosmic rays show no trend over the last 30 years and have had little impact on recent global warming.
( http://sks.to/cosmic )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s freaking cold!", Science says...
A local cold day has nothing to do with the long-term trend of increasing global temperatures.
( http://sks.to/cold )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Hurricanes aren’t linked to global warming", Science says...
There is increasing evidence that hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming.
( http://sks.to/hurricane )
When talk radio says of climate change, "1934 - hottest year on record", Science says...
1934 was one of the hottest years in the US, not globally.
( http://sks.to/1934 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Hockey stick is broken", Science says...
Recent studies agree that recent global temperatures are unprecedented in the last 1000 years.
( http://sks.to/hockey )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Mars is warming", Science says...
Mars is not warming globally.
( http://sks.to/mars )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s Urban Heat Island effect", Science says...
Urban and rural regions show the same warming trend.
( http://sks.to/uhi )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s just a natural cycle", Science says...
Ancient natural cycles are irrelevant for attributing recent global warming to humans.
( http://sks.to/1500cycle )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Arctic icemelt is a natural cycle", Science says...
Thick arctic sea ice is undergoing a rapid retreat.
( http://sks.to/arcticcycle )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Sea level rise is exaggerated", Science says...
A variety of different measurements find steadily rising sea levels over the past century.
( http://sks.to/sealevel )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Water vapor is the most powerful greenhouse gas", Science says...
Rising CO2 increases atmospheric water vapor, which makes global warming much worse.
( http://sks.to/vapor )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Other planets are warming", Science says...
Mars and Jupiter are not warming, and anyway the sun has recently been cooling slightly.
( http://sks.to/planets )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Greenland was green", Science says...
Other parts of the earth got colder when Greenland got warmer.
( http://sks.to/green )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Oceans are cooling", Science says...
The most recent ocean measurements show consistent warming.
( http://sks.to/oceanheat )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Climategate CRU emails suggest conspiracy", Science says...
Several investigations have cleared scientists of any wrongdoing in the media-hyped email incident.
( http://sks.to/climategate )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Human CO2 is a tiny % of CO2 emissions", Science says...
Human-caused CO2 emissions upset the natural balance and are causing global warming.
( http://sks.to/co2 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Climate sensitivity is low", Science says...
Net positive feedback is confirmed by many different lines of evidence.
( http://sks.to/sensitivity )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 effect is weak", Science says...
The strong CO2 effect has been observed by many different measurements.
( http://sks.to/greenhouse )
When talk radio says of climate change, "We’re coming out of the Little Ice Age", Science says...
The sun was warming up then, but the sun hasn’t been warming since 1970.
( http://sks.to/lia )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It cooled mid-century", Science says...
Mid-century cooling involved aerosols and is irrelevant for recent global warming.
( http://sks.to/midcentury )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Glaciers are growing", Science says...
Most glaciers are retreating, posing a serious problem for millions who rely on glaciers for water.
( http://sks.to/glacier )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low", Science says...
Early 20th century warming is due to several causes, including rising CO2.
( http://sks.to/pre1940 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "There’s no empirical evidence", Science says...
There are multiple lines of direct observations that humans are causing global warming.
( http://sks.to/empirical )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Polar bear numbers are increasing", Science says...
Polar bears are in danger of extinction as well as many other species.
( http://sks.to/bear )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Satellites show no warming in the troposphere", Science says...
The most recent satellite data show that the earth as a whole is warming.
( http://sks.to/troposphere )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Mt. Kilimanjaro’s ice loss is due to land use", Science says...
Most glaciers are in rapid retreat worldwide, notwithstanding a few complicated cases.
( http://sks.to/kilimanjaro )
When talk radio says of climate change, "IPCC does not represent a scientific consensus", Science says...
The IPCC summarizes the recent research by leading scientific experts.
( http://sks.to/ipcc )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Extreme weather isn’t caused by global warming", Science says...
Extreme weather events are being made worse by global warming.
( http://sks.to/extreme )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 is not a pollutant", Science says...
Excess CO2 emissions will lead to hotter conditions that will stress and even kill crops.
( http://sks.to/pollutant )
When talk radio says of climate change, "There’s no correlation between CO2 and temperature", Science says...
There is long-term correlation between CO2 and global temperature; other effects are short-term.
( http://sks.to/correlate )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Greenland is gaining ice", Science says...
Greenland on the whole is losing ice, as confirmed by satellite measurement.
( http://sks.to/greenland )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 was higher in the past", Science says...
When CO2 was higher in the past, the sun was cooler.
( http://sks.to/pastco2 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Scientists can’t even predict weather", Science says...
Weather and climate are different; climate predictions do not need weather detail.
( http://sks.to/weather )
When talk radio says of climate change, "There’s no tropospheric hot spot", Science says...
We see a clear "short-term hot spot" - there’s various evidence for a "long-term hot spot".
( http://sks.to/hotspot )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Neptune is warming", Science says...
And the sun is cooling.
( http://sks.to/neptune )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Jupiter is warming", Science says...
Jupiter is not warming, and anyway the sun is cooling.
( http://sks.to/jupiter )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s Pacific Decadal Oscillation", Science says...
The PDO shows no trend, and therefore the PDO is not responsible for the trend of global warming.
( http://sks.to/pdo )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 effect is saturated", Science says...
Direct measurements find that rising CO2 is trapping more heat.
( http://sks.to/saturate )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Pluto is warming", Science says...
And the sun has been recently cooling.
( http://sks.to/pluto )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Greenland ice sheet won’t collapse", Science says...
When Greenland was 3 to 5 degrees C warmer than today, a large portion of the Ice Sheet melted.
( http://sks.to/icecollapse )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans", Science says...
Humans emit 100 times more CO2 than volcanoes.
( http://sks.to/volcano )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Animals and plants can adapt to global warming", Science says...
Global warming will cause mass extinctions of species that cannot adapt on short time scales.
( http://sks.to/species )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Medieval Warm Period was warmer", Science says...
Globally averaged temperature now is higher than global temperature in medieval times.
( http://sks.to/mwp )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 measurements are suspect", Science says...
CO2 levels are measured by hundreds of stations across the globe, all reporting the same trend.
( http://sks.to/co2data )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s the ocean", Science says...
The oceans are warming and moreover are becoming more acidic, threatening the food chain.
( http://sks.to/ocean )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s El Niño", Science says...
El Nino has no trend and so is not responsible for the trend of global warming.
( http://sks.to/elnino )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Arctic sea ice is back to normal", Science says...
Thick arctic sea ice is in rapid retreat.
( http://sks.to/arctic )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Less than half of published scientists endorse global warming", Science says...
Around 95% of climate experts agree that humans are causing global warming.
( http://sks.to/schulte )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Dropped stations introduce warming bias", Science says...
If the dropped stations had been kept, the temperature would actually be slightly higher.
( http://sks.to/dropped )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Solar Cycle Length proves its the sun", Science says...
The sun has not warmed since 1970 and so cannot be driving global warming.
( http://sks.to/scl )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s aerosols", Science says...
Aerosols have been masking global warming, which would be worse otherwise.
( http://sks.to/aerosols )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s microsite influences", Science says...
Microsite influences on temperature changes are minimal; good and bad sites show the same trend.
( http://sks.to/microsite )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 has a short residence time", Science says...
Excess CO2 from human emissions has a long residence time of over 100 years
( http://sks.to/residence )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s a climate regime shift", Science says...
There is no evidence that climate has chaotic "regimes" on a long-term basis.
( http://sks.to/shift )
When talk radio says of climate change, "2nd law of thermodynamics contradicts greenhouse theory", Science says...
The 2nd law of thermodynamics is consistent with the greenhouse effect which is directly observed.
( http://sks.to/thermo )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Humans are too insignificant to affect global climate", Science says...
Humans are small but powerful, and human CO2 emissions are causing global warming.
( http://sks.to/significant )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s not happening", Science says...
Recent global warming is occurring and is due to humans.
( http://sks.to/nowarm )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Greenhouse effect has been falsified", Science says...
The greenhouse effect is standard physics and confirmed by observations.
( http://sks.to/falsify )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s land use", Science says...
Land use plays a minor role in climate change, although carbon sequestration may help to mitigate.
( http://sks.to/landuse )
When talk radio says of climate change, "The science isn’t settled", Science says...
That human CO2 is causing global warming is known with high certainty and confirmed by observations.
( http://sks.to/settled )
When talk radio says of climate change, "2009-2010 winter saw record cold spells", Science says...
A cold day in Chicago in winter has nothing to do with the trend of global warming.
( http://sks.to/winter )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s methane", Science says...
Methane plays a minor role in global warming but could get much worse if permafrost starts to melt.
( http://sks.to/methane )
When talk radio says of climate change, "500 scientists refute the consensus", Science says...
Around 95% of climate experts agree that humans are causing global warming.
( http://sks.to/500 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Mike’s Nature trick to ‘hide the decline’", Science says...
Michael Mann was quoted out of context, and nothing was hidden.
( http://sks.to/decline )
When talk radio says of climate change, "IPCC were wrong about Himalayan glaciers", Science says...
Glaciers are in rapid retreat worldwide, despite 1 error in 1 paragraph in a 1000 page IPCC report.
( http://sks.to/himalaya )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Ocean acidification isn’t serious", Science says...
Past history shows that when CO2 rises quickly, there was mass extinctions of coral reefs.
( http://sks.to/acid )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Sea level rise predictions are exaggerated", Science says...
Sea level rise is now increasing faster than predicted due to unexpectedly rapid ice melting.
( http://sks.to/seapredict )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Naomi Oreskes’ study on consensus was flawed", Science says...
Benny Peiser, the Oreskes critic, retracted his criticism.
( http://sks.to/oreskes )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Phil Jones says no global warming since 1995", Science says...
Phil Jones was misquoted.
( http://sks.to/1995 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Ice isn’t melting", Science says...
Ice is melting at an accelerating rate at both poles and in glaciers all over the world.
( http://sks.to/icemelt )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 is coming from the ocean", Science says...
The ocean is absorbing massive amounts of CO2, and is becoming more acidic as a result.
( http://sks.to/oceanco2 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s not us", Science says...
Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
( http://sks.to/agw )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 is not increasing", Science says...
CO2 is increasing rapidly, and is reaching levels not seen on the earth for millions of years.
( http://sks.to/co2up )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It’s albedo", Science says...
Albedo change in the Arctic, due to receding ice, is increasing global warming.
( http://sks.to/albedo )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Record snowfall disproves global warming", Science says...
Warming leads to increased evaporation and precipitation, which falls as increased snow in winter.
( http://sks.to/snowfall )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Hansen’s 1988 prediction was wrong", Science says...
Jim Hansen had several possible scenarios; his mid-level scenario B was right.
( http://sks.to/hansen1988 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Lindzen and Choi find low climate sensitivity", Science says...
Lindzen and Choi’s paper is viewed as unacceptably flawed by other climatologists.
( http://sks.to/lindzenchoi )
When talk radio says of climate change, "The sun is getting hotter", Science says...
The sun’s output has just oscillated since 1970 with a slight cooling trend.
( http://sks.to/acrim )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Solar cycles cause global warming", Science says...
Over recent decades, the sun has been slightly cooling and is irrelevant to recent global warming.
( http://sks.to/solarcycle )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Springs aren’t advancing", Science says...
Hundreds of flowers across the UK are flowering earlier now than any time in 250 years.
( http://sks.to/spring )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Over 31,000 scientists signed the OISM Petition Project", Science says...
The ‘OISM petition’ was signed by only a few climatologists.
( http://sks.to/oism )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Water levels correlate with sunspots", Science says...
This detail is irrelevant to the observation of global warming caused by humans.
( http://sks.to/watersun )
When talk radio says of climate change, "IPCC were wrong about Amazon rainforests", Science says...
The IPCC statement on Amazon rainforests was correct, and was incorrectly reported in some media.
( http://sks.to/amazon )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Climate is chaotic and cannot be predicted", Science says...
Weather is chaotic but climate is driven by Earth’s energy imbalance, which is more predictable.
( http://sks.to/chaos )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Water vapor in the stratosphere stopped global warming", Science says...
This possibility just means that future global warming could be even worse.
( http://sks.to/stratosphere )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Scientists retracted claim that sea levels are rising", Science says...
The paper in question was misquoted.
( http://sks.to/searetract )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Mauna Loa is a volcano", Science says...
The global trend is calculated from hundreds of CO2 measuring stations and confirmed by satellites.
( http://sks.to/mauna )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 is not the only driver of climate", Science says...
CO2 is the main driver of climate change.
( http://sks.to/driver )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Trenberth can't account for the lack of warming", Science says...
Trenberth is talking about the details of energy flow, not whether global warming is happening.
( http://sks.to/trenberth )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 was higher in the late Ordovician", Science says...
The sun was much cooler during the Ordovician.
( http://sks.to/ordovician )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Southern sea ice is increasing", Science says...
Antarctic sea ice has grown in recent decades despite the Southern Ocean warming at the same time.
( http://sks.to/southice )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Melting ice isn't warming the Arctic", Science says...
Melting ice leads to more sunlight being absorbed by water, thus heating the Arctic.
( http://sks.to/amplify )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Global warming stopped in <strike>1998</strike>, <strike>1995</strike>, <strike>2002</strike>, <strike>2007</strike>, <strike>2010</strike>, ????", Science says...
But global temperatures rose sharply in 2009, to the second hottest level.
( http://sks.to/stopped )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Tree-rings diverge from temperature after 1960", Science says...
This is a detail that is complex, local, and irrelevant to the observed global warming trend.
( http://sks.to/diverge )
When talk radio says of climate change, "The IPCC consensus is phoney", Science says...
Ironically, it’s those who are mispresenting a paper as saying so that are the ones being misleading.
( http://sks.to/hulme )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's CFCs", Science says...
CFCs contribute at a small level.
( http://sks.to/cfc )
When talk radio says of climate change, "A drop in volcanic activity caused warming", Science says...
Volcanoes have had no warming effect in recent global warming - if anything, a cooling effect.
( http://sks.to/volcanodrop )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 emissions do not correlate with CO2 concentration", Science says...
That humans are causing the rise in atmospheric CO2 is confirmed by multiple isotopic analyses.
( http://sks.to/co2conc )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's global brightening", Science says...
This is a complex aerosol effect with unclear temperature significance.
( http://sks.to/bright )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Warming causes CO2 rise", Science says...
Recent warming is due to rising CO2.
( http://sks.to/warmco2 )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's ozone", Science says...
Ozone has only a small effect.
( http://sks.to/ozone )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's satellite microwave transmissions", Science says...
Satellite transmissions are extremely small and irrelevant.
( http://sks.to/microwave )
When talk radio says of climate change, "We didn't have global warming during the Industrial Revolution", Science says...
CO2 emissions were much smaller 100 years ago.
( http://sks.to/industrial )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Greenland has only lost a tiny fraction of its ice mass", Science says...
Greenland’s ice loss is accelerating and will add metres of sea level rise in upcoming centuries.
( http://sks.to/icefraction )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Antarctica is too cold to lose ice", Science says...
Glaciers are sliding faster into the ocean because ice shelves are thinning due to warming oceans.
( http://sks.to/toocold )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's waste heat", Science says...
Greenhouse warming is adding 100 times more heat to the climate than waste heat.
( http://sks.to/waste )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Satellite error inflated Great Lakes temperatures", Science says...
Temperature errors in the Great Lakes region are not used in any global temperature records.
( http://sks.to/greatlake )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Positive feedback means runaway warming", Science says...
Positive feedback won't lead to runaway warming; diminishing returns on feedback cycles limit the amplification.
( http://sks.to/runaway )
When talk radio says of climate change, "IPCC overestimate temperature rise", Science says...
Monckton used the IPCC equation in an inappropriate manner.
( http://sks.to/overestimate )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Breathing contributes to CO2 buildup", Science says...
By breathing out, we are simply returning to the air the same CO2 that was there to begin with.
( http://sks.to/breath )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Ice Sheet losses are overestimated", Science says...
A number of independent measurements find extensive ice loss from Antarctica and Greenland.
( http://sks.to/iceloss )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Royal Society embraces skepticism", Science says...
The Royal Society still strongly state that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.
( http://sks.to/royalsoc )
When talk radio says of climate change, "DMI (Denmark Meteorological Institute) data show cooling Arctic", Science says...
While summer maximums have showed little trend, the annual average Arctic temperature has risen sharply in recent decades.
( http://sks.to/dmi )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 only causes 35% of global warming", Science says...
On top of CO2 warming, other (short-lived) pollutants such as methane and black carbon cause additional warming 65% as much as CO2.
( http://sks.to/35percent )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Humidity is falling", Science says...
Multiple lines of independent evidence indicate humidity is rising and provides positive feedback.
( http://sks.to/humidity )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's a natural cycle", Science says...
No known natural forcing fits the fingerprints of observed warming except anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
( http://sks.to/cycle )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's only a few degrees", Science says...
A few degrees of global warming has a huge impact on ice sheets, sea levels and other aspects of climate.
( http://sks.to/fewdegrees )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It's too hard", Science says...
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When talk radio says of climate change, "CO2 limits will harm the economy", Science says...
Various economic estimates find the net economic impact of a price on carbon will be minor.
( http://sks.to/economy )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Renewables can't provide baseload power", Science says...
A combination of different renewables can provide long-term baseload.
( http://sks.to/baseload )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Clouds provide negative feedback", Science says...
Evidence is building that net cloud feedback is likely positive and unlikely to be strongly negative.
( http://sks.to/cloud )
When talk radio says of climate change, "CRU tampered with temperature data", Science says...
An independent inquiry went back to primary data sources and were able to replicate CRU's results.
( http://sks.to/tamper )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Peer review process was corrupted", Science says...
An Independent Review concluded that CRU's actions were normal and didn't threaten the integrity of peer review.
( http://sks.to/peerreview )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Skeptics were kept out of the IPCC?", Science says...
Official records, Editors and emails suggest CRU scientists acted in the spirit if not the letter of IPCC rules.
( http://sks.to/ipccskeptic )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Freedom of Information (FOI) requests were ignored", Science says...
An independent inquiry found CRU is a small research unit with limited resources and their rigour and honesty are not in doubt.
( http://sks.to/foi )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Corals are resilient to bleaching", Science says...
Globally about 1% of coral is dying out each year.
( http://sks.to/bleach )
When talk radio says of climate change, "We're heading into cooling", Science says...
There is no scientific basis for claims that the planet will begin to cool in the near future.
( http://sks.to/futurecool )
When talk radio says of climate change, "They changed the name from global warming to climate change", Science says...
'Global warming' and 'climate change' mean different things and have both been used for decades.
( http://sks.to/name )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Soares finds lack of correlation between CO2 and temperature", Science says...
Soares looks at short-term trends which are swamped by natural variations while ignoring the long-term correlation.
( http://sks.to/soares )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Arctic sea ice loss is matched by Antarctic sea ice gain", Science says...
Arctic sea ice loss is three times greater than Antarctic sea ice gain.
( http://sks.to/seaice )
When talk radio says of climate change, "An exponential increase in CO2 will result in a linear increase in temperature", Science says...
CO2 levels are rising so fast that unless we decrease emissions, global warming will accelerate this century.
( http://sks.to/linear )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Record high snow cover was set in winter 2008/2009", Science says...
Winter snow cover in 2008/2009 was average while the long-term trend in spring, summer, and annual snow cover is rapid decline.
( http://sks.to/snowcover )
When talk radio says of climate change, "Earth hasn't warmed as much as expected", Science says...
This argument ignores the cooling effect of aerosols and the planet's thermal inertia.
( http://sks.to/inertia )
When talk radio says of climate change, "It warmed just as fast in 1860-1880 and 1910-1940", Science says...
The warming trend over 1970 to 2001 is greater than warming from both 1860 to 1880 and 1910 to 1940.
( http://sks.to/trends )