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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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A Dozen Global Warming Slogans

URL: http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2011/5/a-dozen-global-warmin...
Date: 9 May 2011

Arguments by Carter vs What the Science Says
"CO2 is not a pollutant"

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"CO2 is plant food"

The effects of enhanced CO2 on terrestrial plants are variable and complex and dependent on numerous factors

"CO2 limits will harm the economy"

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

"CO2 limits will make little difference"

If every nation agrees to limit CO2 emissions, we can achieve significant cuts on a global scale.

"CO2 limits won't cool the planet"

CO2 limits won't cool the planet, but they can make the difference between continued accelerating global warming to catastrophic levels vs. slowing and eventually stopping the warming at hopefully safe levels.

"Earth hasn't warmed as much as expected" This argument ignores the cooling effect of aerosols and the planet's thermal inertia.
"Global warming stopped in 1998, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2010, ????"

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

"It's cooling" The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
"It's internal variability"

Internal variability can only account for small amounts of warming and cooling over periods of decades, and scientific studies have consistently shown that it cannot account for the global warming over the past century.

"It's not urgent"

A large amount of warming is delayed, and if we don’t act now we could pass tipping points.

"It's not us" Multiple sets of independent observations find a human fingerprint on climate change.
"Models are unreliable"

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

"Oceans are cooling" The most recent ocean measurements show consistent warming.

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