There are some commonly held viewpoints about climate change that are plainly refuted by strong evidence. Many of these “myths” about climate change have already been challenged by scientists and commentators. This post is simply a collection of links to sites where these climate change myths have been discussed and also to sites containing climate change FAQs.
By including them here, I am not endorsing all of the arguments put forward on these sites — nor even agreeing that all of the issues they raise are actually “myths”. The post is just for my convenience to organise these links into a collection.
This post may also be updated as and when necessary.
- UK Met Office, Climate change — frequently asked questions
- Comments: last updated 2012, useful answers to a limited set of FAQs
- UK NERC, Climate change: Scientific certainties and uncertainties
- Comments: last updated 2009, answers a range of FAQs
- UK NERC, NERC Climate change challenge debate
- Comments: last updated 2009, responses to a range of issues submitted by “sceptics”
- New Scientist, Climate change: A guide for the perplexed
- Comments: dated 2007 (one update in 2009), good range of issues and detailed responses
- The Royal Society, Climate change: A Summary of the Science
- Comments: dated 2010, good coverage, appears nicely balanced with explicit notes of issues that are still uncertain or the subject of ongoing debate
- Skeptical Science, Global Warming & Climate Change Myths
- Comments: compiled over a range of years, covering over 170 different issues, with simple and more complex arguments put forward
- UK Government, Act on CO2 campaign, Myths about Climate Change
- Comments: no date given, simple responses without the details of the evidence or arguments being given, seems to underplay uncertainty in a few places
- Climate Science Rapid Response Team, Resources