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Contributed by Diner Knarf:

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 happening
* Inadequate evidence
* There is no evidence
* One record year is not global warming
* The temperature record is simply unreliable
* One hundred years is not enough
* Glaciers have always grown and receded
* Warming is due to the Urban Heat Island effect
* Mauna Loa is a volcano
* The scientists aren't even sure
* Contradictory evidence
* It's cold today in Wagga Wagga
* Antarctic ice is growing
* The satellites show cooling
* What about mid-century cooling?
* Global warming stopped in 1998
* But the glaciers are not melting
* Antarctic sea ice is increasing
* Observations show climate sensitivity is not very high
* Sea level in the Arctic is falling
* Some sites show cooling
* No consensus
* Global warming is a hoax
* There is no consensus
* Position statements hide debate
* Consensus is collusion
* Peiser refuted Oreskes
* We don't know why it's happening
* Models don't work
* We cannot trust unproven computer models
* The models don't have clouds
* If aerosols are blocking the sun, the south should warm faster
* Observations show climate sensitivity is not very high
* Prediction is impossible
* We can't even predict the weather next week
* Chaotic systems are not predictable
* We can't be sure
* Hansen has been wrong before
* If we can't understand the past, how can we understand the present?
* The scientists aren't even sure
* They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
* Climate change is natural
* It happened before
* It was warmer during the Holocene Climatic Optimum
* The medieval warm period was just as warm as today
* Greenland used to be green
* Global warming is nothing new!
* The hockey stick is broken
* Vineland was full of grapes
* It's part of a natural change
* Current global warming is just part of a natural cycle
* Mars and Pluto are warming too
* CO2 in the air comes mostly from volcanoes
* The null hypothesis says global warming is natural
* Climate is always changing
* Natural emissions dwarf human emissions
* The CO2 rise is natural
* We are just recovering from the LIA
* It's not caused by CO2
* Climate scientists dodge the subject of water vapor
* Water vapor accounts for almost all of the greenhouse effect
* There is no proof that CO2 is causing global warming
* Mars and Pluto are warming too
* CO2 doesn't lead, it lags
* What about mid-century cooling?
* Geological history does not support CO2's importance
* Historically, CO2 never caused temperature change
* It's the sun, stupid
* Climate change is not bad
* The effects are good
* What's wrong with warmer weather?
* Climate change can't be stopped
* Too late
* Kyoto is a big effort for almost nothing
* It's someone else's problem
* Why should the U.S. join Kyoto when China and India haven't?
* The U.S. is a net CO2 sink
* Economically infeasible
* Climate change mitigation would lead to disaster Scientific Topics
* Temperature
* There is no evidence
* The temperature record is simply unreliable
* One hundred years is not enough
* Current global warming is just part of a natural cycle
* What's wrong with warmer weather?
* It's cold today in Wagga Wagga
* Warming is due to the Urban Heat Island effect
* The satellites show cooling
* Global warming stopped in 1998
* They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
* One record year is not global warming
* Some sites show cooling
* Cryosphere
* Glaciers
* Glaciers have always grown and receded
* But the glaciers are not melting
* Sea ice
* Antarctic sea ice is increasing
* Ice sheets
* Antarctic ice is growing
* Greenland used to be green
* Oceans
* Sea level in the Arctic is falling
* Modeling
* Scenarios
* Kyoto is a big effort for almost nothing
* Hansen has been wrong before
* Uncertainties
* We can't even predict the weather next week
* Chaotic systems are not predictable
* We cannot trust unproven computer models
* The models don't have clouds
* Climate forcings
* Solar influences
* Mars and Pluto are warming too
* It's the sun, stupid
* Greenhouse gases
* Climate scientists dodge the subject of water vapor
* Water vapor accounts for almost all of the greenhouse effect
* There is no proof that CO2 is causing global warming
* CO2 doesn't lead, it lags
* CO2 in the air comes mostly from volcanoes
* What about mid-century cooling?
* Geological history does not support CO2's importance
* Natural emissions dwarf human emissions
* Mauna Loa is a volcano
* The CO2 rise is natural
* Historically, CO2 never caused temperature change
* The US is a net CO2 sink
* Observations show climate sensitivity is not very high
* Aerosols
* What about mid-century cooling?
* If aerosols are blocking the sun, the south should warm faster
* Paleo climate
* Holocene
* It was warmer during the Holocene Climatic Optimum
* The medieval warm period was just as warm as today
* Greenland used to be green
* The hockey stick is broken
* Vineland was full of grapes
* We are just recovering from the LIA
* Ice ages
* CO2 doesn't lead, it lags
* Global warming is nothing new!
* Geologic history
* What's wrong with warmer weather?
* Geological history does not support CO2's importance
* Climate is always changing
* Historically, CO2 never caused temperature change
* If we can't understand the past, how can we understand the present?
* Scientific process
* Global warming is a hoax
* There is no proof that CO2 is causing global warming
* There is no consensus
* The null hypothesis says global warming is natural
* Position statements hide debate
* If we can't understand the past, how can we understand the present?
* The scientists aren't even sure
* Consensus is collusion
* Peiser refuted Oreskes Types of Argument
* Uninformed
* There is no evidence
* One record year is not global warming
* One hundred years is not enough
* There is no proof that CO2 is causing global warming
* What's wrong with warmer weather?
* Climate change mitigation would lead to disaster
* There is no consensus
* We cannot trust unproven computer models
* Misinformed
* It was warmer during the Holocene Climatic Optimum
* The medieval warm period was just as warm as today
* Antarctic ice is growing
* CO2 in the air comes mostly from volcanoes
* Greenland used to be green
* The satellites show cooling
* Natural emissions dwarf human emissions
* It's the sun, stupid
* The U.S. is a net CO2 sink
* But the glaciers are not melting
* Antarctic sea ice is increasing
* They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
* Vineland was full of grapes
* Cherry Picking
* It's cold today in Wagga Wagga
* Antarctic sea ice is growing
* The satellites show cooling
* Global warming stopped in 1998
* Antarctic sea ice is increasing
* Vineland was full of grapes
* Observations show climate sensitivity is not very high
* The sea level in the Arctic is falling
* Some sites show cooling
* Urban Myths
* The medieval warm period was just as warm as today
* CO2 in the air comes mostly from volcanoes
* Greenland used to be green
* Hansen has been wrong before
* They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
* Vineland was full of grapes
* FUD
* The temperature record is simply unreliable
* Glaciers have always grown and receded
* Climate scientists dodge the subject of water vapor
* Water vapor accounts for almost all of the greenhouse effect
* Current global warming is just part of a natural cycle
* Kyoto is a big effort for almost nothing
* Mars and Pluto are warming too
* It's cold today in Wagga Wagga
* CO2 doesn't lead, it lags
* There is no consensus
* Antarctic ice is growing
* Warming is due to the Urban Heat Island effect
* We can't even predict the weather next week
* Chaotic systems are not predictable
* What about mid-century cooling?
* The null hypothesis says global warming is natural
* Geological history does not support CO2's importance
* Climate is always changing
* Natural emissions dwarf human emissions
* Mauna Loa is a volcano
* Global warming is nothing new!
* The CO2 rise is natural
* The hockey stick is broken
* Historically, CO2 never caused temperature change
* The models don't have clouds
* Global warming stopped in 1998
* If we can't understand the past, how can we understand the present?
* If aerosols are blocking the sun, the south should warm faster
* The scientists aren't even sure
* Antarctic sea ice is increasing
* Peiser refuted Oreskes
* Vineland was full of grapes
* Observations show climate sensitivity is not very high
* Sea level in the Arctic is falling
* We are just recovering from the LIA
* Non Scientific
* Global warming is a hoax
* Kyoto is a big effort for almost nothing
* Why should the U.S. join Kyoto when China and India haven't?
* Hansen has been wrong before
* Position statements hide debate
* The scientists aren't even sure
* Consensus is collusion
* They predicted global cooling in the 1970s Levels of Sophistication
* Silly
* There is no evidence
* Global warming is a hoax
* One record year is not global warming
* Climate change mitigation would lead to disaster
* Mars and Pluto are warming too
* Mauna Loa is a volcano
* Naive
* One hundred years is not enough
* Glaciers have always grown and receded
* Why should the U.S. join Kyoto when China and India haven't?
* It's cold today in Wagga Wagga
* CO2 in the air comes mostly from volcanoes
* We can't even predict the weather next week
* We can not trust unproven computer models
* The satellites show cooling
* Natural emissions dwarf human emissions
* The models don't have clouds
* Global warming stopped in 1998
* It's the sun, stupid
* If we can't understand the past, how can we understand the present?
* The scientists aren't even sure
* Vineland was full of grapes
* Some sites show cooling
* Specious
* The temperature record is simply unreliable
* Climate scientists dodge the subject of water vapor
* There is no proof that CO2 is causing global warming
* Current global warming is just part of a natural cycle
* It was warmer during the Holocene Climatic Optimum
* The medieval warm period was just as warm as today
* What's wrong with warmer weather?
* Kyoto is a big effort for almost nothing
* CO2 doesn't lead, it lags
* There is no consensus
* Antarctic ice is growing
* Warming is due to the Urban Heat Island effect
* Greenland used to be green
* What about mid-century cooling?
* The null hypothesis says global warming is natural
* Geological history does not support CO2's importance
* Climate is always changing
* Global warming is nothing new!
* The CO2 rise is natural
* Historically, CO2 never caused temperature change
* Hansen has been wrong before
* Position statements hide debate
* But the glaciers are not melting
* If aerosols are blocking the sun, the south should warm faster
* Antarctic sea ice is increasing
* Consensus is collusion
* They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
* Peiser refuted Oreskes
* Vineland was full of grapes
* Scientific
* Water vapor accounts for almost all of the greenhouse effect
* Chaotic systems are not predictable
* The hockey stick is broken
* Observations show climate sensitivity is not very high
* Sea level in the Arctic is falling
* We are just recovering from the LIA

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