Over 100 one-liners for arguing with a climate “skeptic” or climate disinformer, with links to the science behind them.
Climate science expert, physicist, and highly respected blogger John Cook of SkepticalScience.com spends much of his time creating long, detailed, scientific rebuttals to climate change disinformers.
For detailed debunkings of hundreds of climate change disinformer myths, you can surf his website for hours. But for all of us who do not spend so much time debating with disinformers and do not have such deep knowledge of climate science, or who just need a short (science-backed) one-liner time and again to refute a climate science myth, one of his readers — Dr. Jan Dash, an ex-theoretical physicist and Director of the Climate Initiative of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office — helped him to create a list of 119 one-liners to use in such circumstances, with links to more detailed, scientific arguments.
Update January 5, 2012: the list has grown to over 150 now, all provided below or in app form via those same links above.
By the way, you can also get these on the skeptical science apps for the iPhone, Android, or Nokia.
You can read all about the history of this project on SkepticalScience but without further delay, here are the one-liners courtesy of John and Jan (first is the disinformer statement, then the one-line response with a link to more):
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