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Climate Misinformation by Source: Lubos Motl

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Favourite climate myths by Lubos Motl

Below are many of the climate myths used by Lubos Motl plus how often each myth has been used.

Climate myths by Motl What the Science Says Usage
"There is no consensus"

97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.

1
"It's the sun"

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

1
"Climate's changed before" Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time; humans are now the dominant forcing. 1
"Solar Cycle Length proves its the sun" The sun has not warmed since 1970 and so cannot be driving global warming. 1
"Climate sensitivity is low" Net positive feedback is confirmed by many different lines of evidence. 1
"There's no tropospheric hot spot"

We see a clear "short-term hot spot" - there's various evidence for a "long-term hot spot".

1
"Lindzen and Choi find low climate sensitivity" Lindzen and Choi’s paper is viewed as unacceptably flawed by other climate scientists. 1
"Earth hasn't warmed as much as expected" This argument ignores the cooling effect of aerosols and the planet's thermal inertia. 1

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