Human activities release far more carbon dioxide than volcanoes do

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That one little burp by Mt. Etna has already put more than 10,000 times the CO2 into the atmosphere than mankind has in our entire time on the Earth

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook post

Published: 31 Oct 2019

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Letter to the UN was not signed by 500 scientists or experts on climate science

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500 Scientists Write U.N.: ‘There Is No Climate Emergency’.... More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a 'European Climate Declaration' to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

SOURCE: Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart

Published: 30 Oct 2019

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Photo meme of Sydney Harbour incorrectly claims no sea level rise has occurred

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Unprecedented climate change has caused sea level at Sydney Harbour to rise approximately 0.0 cm over the past 140 years.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook post

Published: 28 Oct 2019

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2°C is not known to be a “point of no return”, as Jonathan Franzen claims

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The consensus among scientists and policy-makers is that we’ll pass this point of no return if the global mean temperature rises by more than two degrees Celsius

SOURCE: Jonathan Franzen, The New Yorker

Published: 17 Sep 2019

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There is overwhelming evidence that current climate change is significantly caused by human carbon emissions contrary to claim in Townhall

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Human-produced carbon might be one of the factors [of climate change], but there’s simply no evidence that it is a significant one.

SOURCE: Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Published: 11 Sep 2019

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Claim that the Earth has cooled since Medieval or Roman times is contradicted by available data

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Peer-reviewed studies, geologic records, and all the studies have shown that we have actually cooled since the Roman Warming Period, and likely since the Medieval Warming Period.

SOURCE: Marc Morano, TFP Student Action

Published: 09 Sep 2019

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Claim of no US warming since 2005 is directly contradicted by the data it is based on

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the U.S. Climate Reference Network[...] finds there has been no warming for the past 14 years at least

SOURCE: James Taylor, John Hinderaker, WND, Powerlineblog, Real Clear Energy

Published: 06 Sep 2019

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Earth’s orbit cannot explain modern climate change

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changes in the solar orbit of the earth, along with alterations to the earth’s axial tilt, are both responsible for what climate scientists today have dubbed as “warming”[...]. In no way, shape, or form are humans warming or cooling the planet

SOURCE: Ethan Huff, Natural News

Published: 03 Sep 2019

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Prediction by Extinction Rebellion’s Roger Hallam that climate change will kill 6 billion people by 2100 is unsupported

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I am talking about the slaughter, death, and starvation of 6 billion people this century—that's what the science predicts.

SOURCE: Roger Hallam, BBC News

Published: 22 Aug 2019

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Rick Perry’s claim that US is “leading the world” in emission cuts is misleading

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I think about all the 194 [countries] that signed onto the Paris accord, the U.S. is the one that's leading the world in reducing emissions

SOURCE: Rick Perry, Fox News

Published: 20 Aug 2019

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