Debunking: "Climate Change Model Predictions Are Unreliable!"

Climate change deniers are wrong when they claim that the predictions made by climate models are unreliable. As I show here, most of them are very accurate—and where they get it wrong, they're more likely to *underestimate* the warming (or associated consequences) than overestimate it. The most inaccurate predictions are actually those made by climate change "skeptics." I also show some of the problems in the data and graphs used to support this viewpoint, and I debunk a variety of related arguments, including one made by Jordan Peterson about whether can measure the impact of our climate-related actions.

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Debunking "The 18-Year Pause In Global Warming!"

Global warming deniers claim that there was an 18-year pause in global warming which started in 1998. As I show here, this apparent hiatus was actually the product of biases in the data. Once these are corrected for, the pause evaporates. I also make some points about how to properly examine data, and I respond to the idea that these temperature corrections are part of a scientific conspiracy.

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Debunking: "The 97% Global Warming Consensus Is A Lie! It's Actually 52%!"

Climate-change deniers argue that there actually is not a 97% manmade global-warming consensus among scientists and climatologists. They claim the true statistic is anywhere from 52% to a laughable 1%. Here, in addition to debunking their arguments, I take a very close look at the studies and surveys on these questions and provide accurate statistics on the percentage of climate change publications that reject AGW, and also the percentage of scientists, climatologists, and top-publishing climatologists that believe in AGW and believe that it's dangerous.

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Debunking: "Global Warming Is GOOD For Us & The Environment!"

Some argue that global warming is actually going to be GOOD—both for humans and for the environment. Although there are a few potential benefits from climate change, these are far outweighed by the many harms that will result. Furthermore, many of the benefits are not as straightforward as they're made out to be, and they, in fact, come with many qualifications.

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Debunking: "Record-Setting Cold & Snow Disproves Global Warming!"

Contrary to what climate-change deniers will tell you, record-setting cold or snowy days do NOT disprove global warming. In addition to explaining here what's wrong with these arguments, I also point out how global warming can actually exacerbate certain cold-weather events, and I also break down and refute some arguments made by a climate-change denier on subjects like Arctic Sea ice, Al Gore, and so forth.

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