Shepherd skewers “climate zombie theories” …

(Updated 2016 to fix title misspelling, and updated 30 December 2018 to fix video link.)

You know ’em:

  • There’s been no warming for 15 years
  • The Sun’s responsible
  • CO2 is a trace gas in atmosphere and therefore can’t have anything to do with warming
  • It’s been warmer before
  • Climate is changing, but it’s not people
  • Climate is changing, but it won’t be too bad, so it doesn’t matter
  • Climate change happens all the time, so what’s the big deal?
  • Temperature always causes CO2 to increase, never the other way around
  • We can always reduce emissions later, if it proves out that it’s a problem
  • We cannot afford to reduce emissions now, and if we need to mitigate later, that’s not something which has a present day cost
  • The climate models disagree with observations
  • It’s a collectivist conspiracy
  • Loss of Arctic sea ice is an illusion
  • CO2 is increasing, but people have nothing to do with it
  • Climate change as an idea is a vast conspiracy to get more people on the public dime
  • I can’t afford to pay more for carbon-based fuels
  • Climategate proved scientists can’t be trusted
  • Climate change is a new idea invented by Al Gore and climate scientists invented the theory because they wanted bigger grants
  • I want to drive my SUV no matter what
  • Why should I care about next generations. No one saved any buffalo for me!

About ecoquant

See Retired data scientist and statistician. Now working projects in quantitative ecology and, specifically, phenology of Bryophyta and technical methods for their study.
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1 Response to Shepherd skewers “climate zombie theories” …

  1. Reblogged this on Hypergeometric and commented:

    Title change to fix misspelling.

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