Impeccable logic. Assume your belief system to be true, and then use your assumption as the basis for proving that your assumption is correct.
1 “It’s the sun” The sun’s output has barely changed since 1970 and is irrelevant to recent global warming.
It is irrelevant because the author says it is irrelevant.
2 “Climate’s changed before” Climate reacts to whatever forces it to change at the time, which now is dominated by humans.
It is dominated by humans because the author says it is dominated by humans.
3 “There is no consensus” 97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
They found a small group of people who’s survival depends on global warming funding.
4 “It’s cooling” The last decade 2000-2009 was the hottest on record.
Only in climate science can you determine the slope of a line knowing only the average.
5 “Models are unreliable” Models successfully reproduce temperatures since 1900 globally, by land, in the air and the ocean.
The famous denier James Hansen disagrees.
6 “Temp record is unreliable” The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites.
1930s satellite data had to be adjusted downwards too.
7 “It hasn’t warmed since 1998″ 2005 was the hottest year globally, and 2009 the second hottest.
True, if you willfully choose to ignore everyone everyone but Hansen.
8 “Ice age predicted in the 70s” The vast majority of climate papers in the 1970s predicted warming.
Well, we just made that statistic up, but it needed to be done.
9 “We’re heading into an ice age” Worry about global warming impacts in the next 100 years, not an ice age in over 10,000 years.
You should share my neurosis. Misery loves company.
10 “Antarctica is gaining ice” Satellites measure Antarctica losing land ice at an accelerating rate.
Clever scientists! Widely read study shows ice rapidly melting at -30C in Antarctica’s interior.