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The two columns below show quotes (left column) from Mo Brooks paired with what the science says (right column). Click on text in right column for full details.


Quotes by Mo Brooks vs What the Science Says
"we're being asked to undermine America's economy based on this guesswork speculation"
31 March 2011 (Source)

The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.

"nobody knows whether we're going to have global cooling or global warming over the next half century or century"
31 March 2011 (Source)
Weather is chaotic but climate is driven by Earth's energy imbalance, which is more predictable.
"Would it be fair to say then, that in the scientific community, it literally is asking too much of them for them to be able to tell us whether 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years from now, Earth's temperatures are going to be warmer or cooler, much like it is pretty unreasonable to ask a meteorologist whether we're going to have rain in Washington just 2 or 3 weeks from now?"
31 March 2011 (Source)
Weather and climate are different; climate predictions do not need weather detail.
"I couldn't help but pull up the Time magazine front page article dated April 28th, 1975 where we have a penguin on the cover and it says "How to Survive the Coming Ice Age". How do you compare that global cooling claim versus today's global warming claim?"
31 March 2011 (Source)
The vast majority of climate papers in the 1970s predicted warming.
"the last 4 or 5 years, have they been cooler or warmer?"
31 March 2011 (Source)

Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.

"would it be fair to say then that there has been a cooling of global temperatures at least over the last 13 years compared to 1998?"
31 March 2011 (Source)
The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
"The temperatures we're experiencing now, do you consider them to be an aberration, or just a part of the Earth's natural warming and cooling cycle?"
31 March 2011 (Source)
No known natural forcing fits the fingerprints of observed warming except anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
"pretty much the one constant about the weather is that it's always changing...Looking at the Earth's past climatological data, have their been cooler periods than we're not experiencing?"
31 March 2011 (Source)
Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.


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