Common climate myths and misconceptions  

Monday, May 21, 2007

New Scientist has an article up titled Climate change: A guide for the perplexed which contains mini-articles about 26 most common climate myths and misconceptions including:

- We can't do anything about climate change
- Global warming is down to the Sun, not humans
- Many leading scientists question climate change
- It's all a conspiracy

(Via onegoodmove)

Mark Hoofnagle has also published an article about global warming denialists at denialism blog

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3 comments: to “ Common climate myths and misconceptions

  • Venjanz
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 12:36:00 AM CDT  

    1st attempt was killed because of some connection error...REPOST.

    Did you ever read about the idea to dump tons of powdered iron in patches of to promote the growth of phytoplankton? Clancy wrote something about this in a novel years ago, and it seems the idea had been revived recently.

  • ordinarygirl
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 8:17:00 AM CDT  

    Yes, I can't remember where now, but I did read about it. I wonder how feasible it is. How much iron has to be dumped to make a difference and what impact would it have on oceanic wildlife?

  • Venjanz
    Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 12:05:00 AM CDT  

    LOTS... it would be a trade off. We could leach almost all of the extra CO2 out of the atmosphere in the span of 12 months, but it would likely cause massive disruptions to the ecosystem in the ocean. As massive as unabated warming though? I don't know, I am not a marine biologist.

    I still think that "going nuclear" is a better short-term goal. It's safe, America is not the Soviet Union.


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