Shepherd skewers “climate zombie theories” …


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!

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One Response to Shepherd skewers “climate zombie theories” …

  1. Reblogged this on Hypergeometric and commented:

    Title change to fix misspelling.

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