You need a good basic primer to refute climate change denialists? Dana Nuccitelli rebuts the top ten climate misconceptions.
At the end, he asks if you notice a pattern.
You may have noticed some patterns in these questions. Most are based on false premises and are trivially simple to answer. These ‘top ten good skeptic arguments’ are frankly not very good or challenging.
Oh, man, yes. It’s also the pattern in creationist arguments — they’re not even asking good questions, and they have to struggle to get past the faulty premises in their own views. Well, ‘struggle’ is probably the wrong word — they mostly don’t seem at all interested in learning.
But for climate change, we’re seeing the effects right now.
“For a long time, we have perceived climate change as an issue that’s distant, affecting just polar bears or something that matters to our kids,” said Katharine Hayhoe, a Texas Tech University professor and a co-author of the report. “This shows it’s not just in the future; it matters today. Many people are feeling the effects.”
You really have to work hard at it to be in denial of either climate change or evolution.