Popular objections to the consensus on climate change


Popular objections to the consensus on climate change

The movement to stem climate change is a tool of the radical environmental left to force us in to unnecessary changes to reshape the world according to their values.
That is why republican governor Arnold Schwarzenneger, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, right of centre premier of BC Gordon Campbell and pro-Iraq war prime minister Tony Blair believe in it.
Some glaciers are getting larger.  Explain that.
While the earth gets warmer it causes a number of factors to change.  Some places will get colder while on the whole the earth gets warmer.  In some areas precipitation will increase while in others it will decrease.  Some glaciers are bound to get larger.
If global warming is not happening then why are most glaciers getting smaller?
Why did the earth get cooler from 1940-1970?
Not all polution causes the earth to get warmer.  Sulfate aerosols have a cooling effect.  Unlike CO2 sulfate aerosols don’t stay in the air and continually build up.  The impact of CO2 builds up with increased concentration.  Starting in the 70’s there  were laws passed  to create a significant reduction of sulfate aerosol pollution. 
Is this warming a cyclical phenomenon?
The earth has warmed up too much too quickly to be consistent with the gradual warming of the earth in the past.
Why have global warming predictions changed so much?  Why did the IPCC revise its predictions so the consequences of global warming are less dire?
The earth’s climate is incredibly complex.  There are a vast array of factors and exact precision is impossible.  Each year we learn more and the predictions change. 
Why haven’t we seen more hurricanes and extreme weather events?
Most models don’t predict more hurricanes just more intense hurricanes.   There are many indications that weather events are becoming more extreme.
Why are sea levels dropping at some Islands?
They are short term blips.  When all measurements are taken in to account the seas are rising an average of 3.3 mm per year. 
RealClimate answers Michael Crichton’s objections to climate change.

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