Climate Change: A Guide for the Perplexed

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Check out Climate Change: A Guide for the Perplexed on the New Scientist Website.

Add it to your Bookmarks right now — It’s an invaluable resource for everyone involved in the growing movement to stop greenhouse gas emissions.

Especially useful — answers to “the 26 most common climate myths and misconceptions” which are:

  • Human CO2 emissions are too tiny to matter
  • We can’t do anything about climate change
  • The ‘hockey stick’ graph has been proven wrong
  • Chaotic systems are not predictable
  • We can’t trust computer models of climate
  • They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
  • It’s been far warmer in the past, what’s the big deal?
  • It’s too cold where I live – warming will be great
  • Global warming is down to the Sun, not humans
  • It’s all down to cosmic rays
  • CO2 isn’t the most important greenhouse gas
  • The lower atmosphere is cooling, not warming
  • Antarctica is getting cooler, not warmer, disproving global warming
  • The oceans are cooling
  • The cooling after 1940 shows CO2 does not cause warming
  • It was warmer during the Medieval period, with vineyards in England
  • We are simply recovering from the Little Ice Age
  • Warming will cause an ice age in Europe
  • Ice cores show CO2 increases lag behind temperature rises, disproving the link to global warming
  • Ice cores show CO2 rising as temperatures fell
  • Mars and Pluto are warming too
  • Many leading scientists question climate change
  • It’s all a conspiracy
  • Hurricane Katrina was caused by global warming
  • Higher CO2 levels will boost plant growth and food production
  • Polar bear numbers are increasing