Exposing the BS machine for what it is. The 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award AND THE WINNER OF THE 2010 CLIMATE B.S.* OF THE YEAR AWARD First Place goes to the following set of B.S.: There has been no warming since 1998 [or 2000, or ], the earth is cooling, global warming is natural, and humans are too insignificant to affect the climate. Such statements are all nonsense and important for the general public to understand properly. The reality is that the Earths climate is changing significantly, changing fast, and changing due to human factors. The reality of climatic change can no longer be disputed on scientific grounds the U.S. National Academy of Sciences calls the human-induced warming of the Earth a settled fact. The evidence for a warming planet includes not just rising temperatures, but also rising sea levels, melting Arctic sea ice, disappearing glaciers, increasing intense rainfalls, and many other changes that matter to society and the environment. The recent and ongoing warming of the Earth is unprecedented in magnitude, speed, and cause. This winning set of B.S. appears almost daily in the conservative blogosphere, like here and here and here, consistently in the statements of climate change deniers, and far too often in real media outlets. Actual science and observations from around globe have long shown the opposite (for example, here and here are nice rebuttals with real science). The planet continues to warm rapidly largely due to human activities, and average global temperatures continue to rise. The most recent decade has been the warmest decade on record and 2010 will likely go down as either the warmest or second warmest year in recorded history.