Debunking the Anti-Global Climate Change Myths

Dandelion Salad

by Brian Angliss
July 23, 2007

Anti-global heating claims – a reasonably thorough debunking

[Updated 9/15/07: Added myths #19 & #20, climate predictions aren’t possible and volcanoes emit more CO2 than people, respectively]
[Updated 9/14/07: Updated Myths #4, 8, 10, & 13]

The Earth is heating up, and human beings burning fossil fuels are the dominant cause. It’s not ocean warming that dominates, it’s not cosmic rays, it’s not variations in the Earth’s orbit and tilt toward the sun (Milankovitch cycles), it’s not solar irradiance – it’s us. But there is a very vocal minority that refuses to believe global heating (the severity of the problem requires more urgent language, and besides, 105 degrees isn’t warmer than 100, it’s hotter) is real. Continue reading