Type: rebuttal

It's the sun?  That coffin has so many nails. . . "

Category:Human Causality
Bite“That’s a coffin with so many nails in it already that the hard part is finding a place to hammer in a new one.” — Geophysicist Ray Pierrehumbert.
Gravity theory has uncertainties too.  So jump off a cliff?

Bite"Science isn't "yes or no." Science is gradually reducing uncertainty. Consider gravity. We know gravity with a fairly high degree of understanding but there are still little areas of gravity theory that scientists are still arguing about exactly how it works. But just because scientists don't h...
Do you cheer for baseball players who always strike out?

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteDo you root for baseball players with lifetime .000 batting averages? This is like listening to the rare scientists who reject climate change science. Their work has been thoroughly discredited by the global scientific community.
Would you believe a detective who pins murder on a ghost?

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteSuppose you saw a dead body in a crime scene. Would you believe a police detective who says, 'A ghost did it!' when there's evidence everywhere that a particular person committed the crime?
Are you calling the U.S. Armed Forces 'Chicken Little'?

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteCritics call people concerned about climate change 'Chicken Little Alarmists.' However, U.S. Defense Dept. is worried about climate change.
CO2 is benign because we exhale it?   So tsunamis are OK...

Bite"Let me address the argument that CO2 is benign because we exhale it. That's about as good an argument as saying a tsunami isn't dangerous because we drink water."— -- Rep. Jay Inslee at a 2011 committee hearing
How can a tiny trace gas change the climate?

Bite"How can a minuscule amount of CO2 cause global warming?" shout the sceptics! "Easily", is the response. Can't a bite from a tiny insect produce death from a serious disease; and an injection with a tiny amount of serum reverse it?
A cold winter proves the earth isn't warming?

BiteSaying global warming isn't real because last winter was cold and snowy, is like saying that spring's not happening because Friday was cooler than Monday. You have to look at the longer trend.
Coral:   Don't worry; it's not cancer (it's coronary thrombosis)

BiteTelling the inhabitants of a coral that island that they're safe because sea level won't rise, is like a doctor telling a smoker, "stop worrying, you aren't going to die of lung cancer", while knowing full well that they're doomed to die from a coronary thrombosis. Ocean acidification (OA) and b...
Galileo Gambit:  "They also laughed at Bozo the Clown."

Category:Who to Believe?
Bite"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."—Carl Sagan
Skeptical of climate change?  So am I!

BiteI am skeptical we can keep burning fossil fuels with a business as usual mentality without harming the planet.
Al Gore wastes energy, so global warming is a hoax?

BiteOne man's personal choices tell you nothing about the validity of the science. It's like saying, "Louis Pasteur sometimes neglected to wash before meals, so that proves that bacteria don't cause disease."