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The Antarctic’s ice coverage is not increasing to record levels, nor is the continent getting colder, contrary to Curry and Easterbrook claims in CFACT movie

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Antarctic sea-ice extent is increasing to record levels. Antarctica is getting colder; its sea ice and ice cap are not melting

SOURCE: Judith Curry and Don Easterbrook, CFACT

Published: 28 Apr 2023

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Pre-human changes in climate do not negate contemporary human influence on modern warming, contrary to implication in popular Instagram post

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Climate changed naturally in prehistoric eras, modern climate change is a naturally occurring phenomenon

SOURCE: Social media user, Instagram

Published: 23 Jan 2023

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Scientific studies established clear links between human-caused increased in atmospheric CO2 and global warming

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“It’s a good thing that we are putting some more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The scientific method has not been applied in such a way as to prove that carbon dioxide is causing the Earth to warm.”

SOURCE: Patrick Moore, Instagram

Published: 18 Dec 2020

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The clothing industry produces 3 to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, as accurately claimed in Patagonia post

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“The clothing industry contributes up to 10% of the pollution driving the climate crisis.”

SOURCE: Patagonia, Instagram

Published: 06 Dec 2020

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Greenhouse gases cause global warming by trapping infra-red radiations, not by “causing more holes in the ozone layer”

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Greenhouse gases emitted into the ocean are causing more holes in the ozone layer … “the ozone layer has holes in it causing global temperature to rise”

SOURCE: Otis Holland, Instagram

Published: 21 Jul 2020

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