Fact-checking recent claims about climate change

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    Fact-checking recent claims about climate change


    For ignorant Tea Brains.


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    The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.
    Lamar Smith, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014.

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    Earth "has not warmed for the last 17 years."
    Patrick Moore, Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.

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    In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
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    Human activity is not "causing these dramatic changes to our climate."

    FALSE

    Yeah well, who is that guy some sort of scientist or something? /sarcasm
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    Politifact is a biased leftwing propaganda hack site:

    Ruling: 100% true.

    It's funded by the St. Petersburg Times, a notorious left wing paper.

    You can find massive documentation of its bias at www.politifactbias.com




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    The IEA said it was necessary to recalculate all global-temperature data in order to assess the scale of such exaggeration.
    Climategatekeeping: Siberia « Climate Audit

    when "The number of [Siberian] stations increased from 8 in 1901 to 23 in 1951 and then decreased to 12 from 1989 to present only four (4) stations, those at Irkutsk, Bratsk, Chita and Kirensk, cover the entire 20th century.
    IEA analysts say climatologists use the data of stations located in large populated centers that are influenced by the urban-warming effect more frequently than the correct data of remote stations…
    The scale of global warming was exaggerated due to temperature distortions for Russia accounting for 12.5% of the world’s land mass.
    TRUE...
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    Feds close 600 weather stations amid criticism they're situated to report warming thanks to temperature readings from sweltering parking lots, airports and other locations that distort the true state of the climate.
    Indeed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed some 600 out of nearly 9,000 weather stations over the past two years that it has deemed problematic or unnecessary, after a long campaign by one critic highlighting the problem of using unreliable data.
    The agency says the closures will help improve gathering of weather data, but critics like meterologist and blogger Anthony Watts say it is too little, too late.
    Distorted data? Feds close 600 weather stations amid criticism they're situated to report warming | Fox News

    TRUE!
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    Before satellites the over 11,000 weather stations around the world measuring land, air and sea temperatures, as well as satellites, ships and aircraft that also take measurements temperature readings were done by humans looking at themometers that used mercury levels to determine the temperatures. These readings had variations due to human errors.
    https://www.wmo.int/pages/themes/climate/climate_observation_networks_systems.php
    TRUE...
    Satellite readings didn't become available till the 60s.
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    What's amusing is it is based on a SINGLE tide gauge. Cherry picked data of the first order.
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    Speaking of cherry picking, how many trees did Michael Mann chop down?
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq4Bc2WCsdE]The Global Warming Hoax Explained for Dummies - YouTube[/ame]
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    Green house gas generators:

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    Learn, understand and then live free of fear.

    Climate myths: CO2 isn't the most important greenhouse gas

    Climate myths: CO2 isn't the most important greenhouse gas - environment - 16 May 2007 - New Scientist

    Water is a major greenhouse gas too, but its level in the atmosphere depends on temperature. Excess water vapour rains out in days. Excess CO2 accumulates, warming the atmosphere, which raises water vapour levels and causes further warming.

    Is water a far more important a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, as some claim? It is not surprising that there is a lot of confusion about this - the answer is far from simple.

    Firstly, there is the greenhouse effect, and then there is global warming. The greenhouse effect is caused by certain gases (and clouds) absorbing and re-emitting the infrared radiating from Earth's surface. It currently keeps our planet 20°C to 30°C warmer than it would be otherwise. Global warming is the rise in temperatures caused by an increase in the levels of greenhouse gases due to human activity.

    Water vapour is by far the most important contributor to the greenhouse effect. Pinning down its precise contribution is tricky, not least because the absorption spectra of different greenhouse gases overlap.
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    There's not one single lab experiment that shows any warming from a 120ppm increase in CO2

    Absofuckinglutely true!!

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    I want to see fact checking from the Daily Kos and Moveon.org...
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    A libtard posting supposed facts, how hilarious. Idiot.
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    Nice post. Interesting. Although I would have suspected Sandy would have qualified...
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    Good point...

    Sandy wasn't a hurricane when in made landfall.

    It was classified as a "post tropical cyclone".

    I didn't know that either, I had to look it up.
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    It was a shocking turn of events. Hurricane Irene had given New York a good scare (and New England a thorough drubbing) in August 2011,
    but the last time a major hurricane had hit the city was 1938. That storm killed 600 people, according to a New York Times report. But after decades of relative quiet, many New Yorkers doubted it would happen again. It’s easy, in those canyons of concrete and brick, to imagine that nothing will change.
    After all, Sandy wasn’t even a technically a hurricane when it made landfall: It had been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.
    NYC hurricane expert: ?Sandy wasn?t the Big One? | Grist
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