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Climate Misinformation by Source: Bob Carter

Bob Carter was a geologist specializing in palaeontology, stratigraphy, marine geology, and environmental science (1942-2016).

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REFUTING 10 GLOBAL WARMING MYTHS by Prof. Bob Carter

URL: http://www.northern-truth.com/2008/12/refuting-10-global-warming-myths...
Date: 4 December 2008

Arguments by Carter vs What the Science Says
"Animals and plants can adapt" Global warming will cause mass extinctions of species that cannot adapt on short time scales.
"Antarctica is gaining ice" Satellites measure Antarctica losing land ice at an accelerating rate.
"Arctic icemelt is a natural cycle"

Thick Arctic sea ice is undergoing a rapid retreat.

"Climate's changed before" Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing.
"Greenland is gaining ice" Greenland on the whole is losing ice, as confirmed by satellite measurement.
"Hockey stick is broken" Recent studies agree that recent global temperatures are unprecedented in the last 1000 years.
"Hurricanes aren't linked to global warming" There is increasing evidence that hurricanes are getting stronger due to global warming.
"It hasn't warmed since 1998"

Every part of the Earth's climate system has continued warming since 1998, with 2015 shattering temperature records.

"It's not bad" Negative impacts of global warming on agriculture, health & environment far outweigh any positives.
"It's the sun"

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"Models are unreliable"

Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.

"Sea level rise is exaggerated"

A variety of different measurements find steadily rising sea levels over the past century.

"There's no empirical evidence" There are multiple lines of direct observations that humans are causing global warming.

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