Here are the articles at New Scientist (Mar 09). There is
also a guide to assessing
the evidence. New Scientist has included lots of links
to primary research and major reports for those who want to
follow through to the original sources.
|Climate Change, a Guide
for the Perplexed
|Can we trust the science?
||Is the sun to blame?
|• Chaotic systems are not predictable *
||• Global warming is down to the Sun, not humans
|• We can't trust computer models of climate
||• It’s all down to cosmic rays
|• Many leading scientists question climate change
||What is happening now?
|• It's all a conspiracy *
||• Mars and Pluto are warming too
|• They predicted global cooling in the 1970s
||• Antarctica is getting cooler, not warmer, disproving
|Does CO2 cause warming?
||• Polar bear numbers are increasing
|• Human CO2 emissions are too tiny
||• The lower atmosphere is cooling, not warming
|• CO2 isn't the most important greenhouse
||• The oceans are cooling
|• Ice cores show CO2 increases lag
behind temperature rises, disproving the link to global
||• Global warming stopped in 1998
|• Ice cores show CO2 rising as temperatures
||What is going to happen?
|• The cooling after 1940 shows CO2
does not cause warming
||• Warming will cause an ice age in Europe
|What happened in the past?
||• Higher CO2 levels will boost plant
growth and food production *
|• The 'hockey stick' graph has been proven wrong
||• Hurricane Katrina was caused by global warming
|• It's been far warmer in the past, what's the
||Why should I worry?
|• It was warmer during the Medieval period, with
vineyards in England
||• It's too cold where I live - warming will be
|• We are simply recovering from the Little Ice
||• We can't do anything about climate change *