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This is a list of every skeptic argument encountered online as well as how often each argument is used. How this is calculated...

1 Climate's changed before 4.3% past
2 It's the sun 4.3% sun
3 It's not bad 4.0% impacts
4 There is no consensus 3.2% consensus
5 It's cooling 3.1% cooling
6 Models are unreliable 2.9% model
7 Temp record is unreliable 2.4% temp
8 Animals and plants can adapt 2.2% species
9 It hasn't warmed since 1998 2.0% 1998
10 Antarctica is gaining ice 1.9% antarctica
11 Ice age predicted in the 70s 1.8% 1970s
12 CO2 lags temperature 1.8% lag
13 Climate sensitivity is low 1.7% sensitivity
14 We're heading into an ice age 1.7% iceage
15 Ocean acidification isn't serious 1.7% acid
16 Hockey stick is broken 1.7% hockey
17 Climategate CRU emails suggest conspiracy 1.6% climategate
18 Hurricanes aren't linked to global warming 1.5% hurricane
19 Al Gore got it wrong 1.5% gore
20 Glaciers are growing 1.5% glacier
21 It's cosmic rays 1.5% cosmic
22 1934 - hottest year on record 1.4% 1934
23 It's freaking cold! 1.3% cold
24 Extreme weather isn't caused by global warming 1.3% extreme
25 Sea level rise is exaggerated 1.3% sealevel
26 It's Urban Heat Island effect 1.2% uhi
27 Medieval Warm Period was warmer 1.1% mwp
28 Mars is warming 1.1% mars
29 Arctic icemelt is a natural cycle 1.1% arcticcycle
30 Increasing CO2 has little to no effect 1.1% greenhouse
31 Oceans are cooling 1.0% oceanheat
32 It's a 1500 year cycle 1.0% 1500cycle
33 Human CO2 is a tiny % of CO2 emissions 0.9% co2
34 IPCC is alarmist 0.9% underestimat
35 Water vapor is the most powerful greenhouse gas 0.9% vapor
36 Polar bear numbers are increasing 0.9% bear
37 CO2 limits will harm the economy 0.8% economy
38 It's not happening 0.8% warming
39 Greenland was green 0.8% green
40 Greenland is gaining ice 0.8% greenland
41 CO2 is not a pollutant 0.8% pollutant
42 CO2 is plant food 0.7% plant
43 Arctic sea ice has recovered 0.7% arctic
44 Other planets are warming 0.7% planets
45 It's clouds 0.7%
46 There's no empirical evidence 0.7% evidence
47 There's no correlation between CO2 and temperature 0.6% correlate
48 We're coming out of the Little Ice Age 0.6% lia
49 It cooled mid-century 0.6% midcentury
50 Global warming stopped in 1998, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2010, ???? 0.6% stopped
51 CO2 was higher in the past 0.6% pastco2
52 It warmed before 1940 when CO2 was low 0.6% pre1940
53 Satellites show no warming in the troposphere 0.6% troposphere
54 It's aerosols 0.5% aerosols
55 2009-2010 winter saw record cold spells 0.5% winter
56 It's El Niño 0.5% elnino
57 It's not us 0.5% agw
58 Mt. Kilimanjaro's ice loss is due to land use 0.5% kilimanjaro
59 There's no tropospheric hot spot 0.5% hotspot
60 It's Pacific Decadal Oscillation 0.5% pdo
61 It's a natural cycle 0.5% cycle
62 Scientists can't even predict weather 0.4% weather
63 IPCC were wrong about Himalayan glaciers 0.4% himalaya
64 2nd law of thermodynamics contradicts greenhouse theory 0.4% thermo
65 Greenhouse effect has been falsified 0.4% falsify
66 CO2 limits will hurt the poor 0.4% poor
67 Clouds provide negative feedback 0.4% cloud
68 The science isn't settled 0.4% settled
69 Sea level rise predictions are exaggerated 0.4% seapredict
70 It's the ocean 0.4% ocean
71 IPCC were wrong about Amazon rainforests 0.4% amazon
72 Corals are resilient to bleaching 0.4% bleach
73 CO2 effect is saturated 0.4% saturate
74 Greenland ice sheet won't collapse 0.3% icecollapse
75 Volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans 0.3% volcano
76 CO2 is just a trace gas 0.3% trace
77 It's methane 0.3% methane
78 CO2 has a short residence time 0.3% residence
79 500 scientists refute the consensus 0.3% 500
80 CO2 measurements are suspect 0.3% co2data
81 Humidity is falling 0.3% humidity
82 Springs aren't advancing 0.3% spring
83 Neptune is warming 0.3% neptune
84 Jupiter is warming 0.3% jupiter
85 It's land use 0.3% landuse
86 CO2 is not increasing 0.3% co2up
87 Scientists tried to 'hide the decline' in global temperature 0.3% decline
88 Record snowfall disproves global warming 0.3% snowfall
89 They changed the name from 'global warming' to 'climate change' 0.3% name
90 Solar Cycle Length proves its the sun 0.2% scl
91 IPCC overestimate temperature rise 0.2% overestimate
92 CO2 is not the only driver of climate 0.2% driver
93 Peer review process was corrupted 0.2% peerreview
94 CO2 is coming from the ocean 0.2% oceanco2
95 Pluto is warming 0.2% pluto
96 Arctic was warmer in 1940 0.2% arctic1940
97 Renewable energy is too expensive 0.2% expensive
98 Sea level rise is decelerating 0.2% sealevelrise
99 Southern sea ice is increasing 0.2% southice
100 CO2 limits will make little difference 0.2% limits
101 It's microsite influences 0.2% microsite
102 Phil Jones says no global warming since 1995 0.2% 1995
103 Lindzen and Choi find low climate sensitivity 0.2% lindzenchoi
104 Humans are too insignificant to affect global climate 0.2% significant
105 Infrared Iris will reduce global warming 0.2% iris
106 It's too hard 0.2% toohard
107 Dropped stations introduce warming bias 0.2% dropped
108 It's not urgent 0.2% urgent
109 Tree-rings diverge from temperature after 1960 0.2% diverge
110 It's albedo 0.2% albedo
111 Roy Spencer finds negative feedback 0.2% negspencer
112 It's soot 0.2% soot
113 Hansen's 1988 prediction was wrong 0.2% hansen1988
114 Earth hasn't warmed as much as expected 0.2% inertia
115 It's global brightening 0.2% bright
116 Arctic sea ice loss is matched by Antarctic sea ice gain 0.2% seaice
117 It's a climate regime shift 0.2% shift
118 Solar cycles cause global warming 0.2% solarcycle
119 Plant stomata show higher and more variable CO2 levels 0.1% stomata
120 Less than half of published scientists endorse global warming 0.1% schulte
121 Over 31,000 scientists signed the OISM Petition Project 0.1% oism
122 Ice isn't melting 0.1% icemelt
123 A drop in volcanic activity caused warming 0.1% volcanodrop
124 IPCC ‘disappeared’ the Medieval Warm Period 0.1% ipccmwp
125 Sea level is not rising 0.1% searise
126 Climate is chaotic and cannot be predicted 0.1% chaos
127 The IPCC consensus is phoney 0.1% hulme
128 Freedom of Information (FOI) requests were ignored 0.1% foi
129 It's ozone 0.1% ozone
130 Climate 'Skeptics' are like Galileo 0.1% galileo
131 Tuvalu sea level isn't rising 0.1% tuvalu
132 Renewables can't provide baseload power 0.1% baseload
133 Naomi Oreskes' study on consensus was flawed 0.1% oreskes
134 Trenberth can't account for the lack of warming 0.1% trenberth
135 Ice Sheet losses are overestimated 0.1% iceloss
136 CRU tampered with temperature data 0.1% tamper
137 Melting ice isn't warming the Arctic 0.1% amplify
138 Breathing contributes to CO2 buildup 0.1% breath
139 Soares finds lack of correlation between CO2 and temperature 0.1% soares
140 Satellite error inflated Great Lakes temperatures 0.1% greatlake
141 We're heading into cooling 0.1% futurecool
142 Murry Salby finds CO2 rise is natural 0.1% salby
143 Most of the last 10,000 years were warmer 0.1% 10000
144 Water vapor in the stratosphere stopped global warming 0.1% stratosphere
145 An exponential increase in CO2 will result in a linear increase in temperature 0.1% linear
146 CO2 emissions do not correlate with CO2 concentration 0.1% co2conc
147 It's waste heat 0.1% waste
148 It warmed just as fast in 1860-1880 and 1910-1940 0.1% trends
149 The sun is getting hotter 0.1% acrim
150 Record high snow cover was set in winter 2008/2009 0.1% snowcover
151 CERN CLOUD experiment proved cosmic rays are causing global warming 0.1% CERN
152 Mauna Loa is a volcano 0.1% mauna
153 Deniers are part of the 97% 0.1% fringe
154 Venus doesn't have a runaway greenhouse effect 0.1% venus
155 Positive feedback means runaway warming 0.0% runaway
156 It's planetary movements 0.0% planetary
157 Water levels correlate with sunspots 0.0% watersun
158 Antarctica is too cold to lose ice 0.0% toocold
159 Skeptics were kept out of the IPCC? 0.0% ipccskeptic
160 CO2 was higher in the late Ordovician 0.0% ordovician
161 CO2 increase is natural, not human-caused 0.0% co2increase
162 Coral atolls grow as sea levels rise 0.0% atoll
163 It's internal variability 0.0% variable
164 It's CFCs 0.0% cfc
165 No warming in 16 years 0.0% 16years
166 Scientists retracted claim that sea levels are rising 0.0% searetract
167 Schmittner finds low climate sensitivity 0.0% schmittner
168 Warming causes CO2 rise 0.0% warmco2
169 Renewable energy investment kills jobs 0.0% jobs
170 DMI show cooling Arctic 0.0% dmi
171 CO2 limits won't cool the planet 0.0% limitscool
172 It's a climate shift step function caused by natural cycles 0.0% stepfunction
173 Greenland has only lost a tiny fraction of its ice mass 0.0% icefraction
174 Ben Santer and the 1995 IPCC report 0.0% santer
175 97% consensus on human-caused global warming has been disproven 0.0% robust97
176 It's only a few degrees 0.0% fewdegrees
177 Royal Society embraces skepticism 0.0% royalsoc
178 A grand solar minimum could trigger another ice age 0.0% solarminimum
179 0.0%
180 IPCC graph showing accelerating trends is misleading 0.0% accelerate
181 It's satellite microwave transmissions 0.0% microwave
182 Sea level fell in 2010 0.0% slr2010
183 CO2 only causes 35% of global warming 0.0% 35percent
184 Arctic sea ice extent was lower in the past 0.0% pastarctic
185 Heatwaves have happened before 0.0% heatwave
186 Loehle and Scafetta find a 60 year cycle causing global warming 0.0% loehle
187 Adapting to global warming is cheaper than preventing it 0.0% adaptcheap
188 Underground temperatures control climate 0.0% underground
189 Hansen predicted the West Side Highway would be underwater 0.0% highway
190 Humans survived past climate changes 0.0% survived
191 We didn't have global warming during the Industrial Revolution 0.0% industrial
192 Postma disproved the greenhouse effect 0.0% postma
193 UAH atmospheric temperatures prove climate models and/or surface temperature data sets are wrong 0.0% uah
194 Ljungqvist broke the hockey stick 0.0% ljungqvist
195 Removing all CO2 would make little difference 0.0% removeco2


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