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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.

This "guide" is a mixture of
* skeptics' arguments that are sound and very valid, if allowed to be stated properly;
* silly or naive skeptics' arguments, and
* silly or naive warmists' concerns

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 global warming
Does CO2 cause warming? • Polar bear numbers are increasing
• Human CO2 emissions are too tiny to matter • The lower atmosphere is cooling, not warming
• CO2 isn't the most important greenhouse gas • The oceans are cooling
• Ice cores show CO2 increases lag behind temperature rises, disproving the link to global warming • Global warming stopped in 1998
• Ice cores show CO2 rising as temperatures fell 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 big deal? 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 great
• We are simply recovering from the Little Ice Age • We can't do anything about climate change *

New Scientist also published a blog looking at the history of climate science



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