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Climate Misinformation by Source: Matt Ridley

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Favourite climate myths by Matt Ridley

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

Climate myths by Ridley What the Science Says Usage
"Human CO2 is a tiny % of CO2 emissions" The natural cycle adds and removes CO2 to keep a balance; humans add extra CO2 without removing any. 1
"CO2 increase is natural, not human-caused" Many lines of evidence, including simple accounting, demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the increase in atmospheric CO2 is due to human fossil fuel burning. 1
"Polar bear numbers are increasing" Polar bears are in danger of extinction as well as many other species. 1
"IPCC is alarmist"

Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.

1
"IPCC were wrong about Himalayan glaciers"

Glaciers are in rapid retreat worldwide, despite 1 error in 1 paragraph in a 1000 page IPCC report.

1
"IPCC were wrong about Amazon rainforests"

The IPCC statement on Amazon rainforests was correct, and was incorrectly reported in some media.

1
"CO2 lags temperature" CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming. 1

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