Below is a complete listing of the articles in “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic,” a series by Coby Beck containing responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming. There are four separate taxonomies; arguments are divided by:
Stages of Denial, Scientific Topics, Types of Argument, and Levels of Sophistication.
Individual articles will appear under multiple headings and may even appear in multiple subcategories in the same heading.Stages of Denial
There’s nothing happeningInadequate evidence:There is no evidenceOne record year is not global warmingThe temperature record is simply unreliableOne hundred years is not enoughGlaciers have always grown and recededWarming is due to the Urban Heat Island effectMauna Loa is a volcanoThe scientists aren’t even sure
Contradictory evidence:It’s cold today in Wagga WaggaAntarctic ice is growingThe satellites show coolingWhat about mid-century cooling?Global warming stopped in 1998But the glaciers are not meltingAntarctic sea ice is increasingObservations show climate sensitivity is not very highSea level in the Arctic is fallingSome sites show cooling