Here is a summary of global warming and climate change myths, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says. Click the response for a more detailed response. You can also view them sorted by taxonomy, by popularity, in a print-friendly version, with short URLs or with fixed numbers you can use for permanent references.
In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions
97% of climate experts agree humans are causing global warming.
Al Gore's book is quite accurate, and far more accurate than contrarian books.
Numerous papers have documented how IPCC predictions are more likely to underestimate the climate response.
Rising CO2 increases atmospheric water vapor, which makes global warming much worse.
The benefits of a price on carbon outweigh the costs several times over.
There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.
Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant
The effects of enhanced CO2 on terrestrial plants are variable and complex and dependent on numerous factors
Scientists have determined that the factors which caused the Little Ice Age cooling are not currently causing global warming
Global temperature is still rising and 2010 was the hottest recorded.
When CO2 was higher in the past, the sun was cooler.
Glaciers are in rapid retreat worldwide, despite 1 error in 1 paragraph in a 1000 page IPCC report.
Those who contribute the least greenhouse gases will be most impacted by climate change.
The IPCC statement on Amazon rainforests was correct, and was incorrectly reported in some media.
'Global warming' and 'climate change' mean different things and have both been used for decades.
Monckton used the IPCC equation in an inappropriate manner.
The actual data show high northern latitudes are warmer today than in 1940.
When you account for all of the costs associated with burning coal and other fossil fuels, like air pollution and health effects, in reality they are significantly more expensive than most renewable energy sources.
Global sea level data shows that sea level rise has been increasing since 1880 while future sea level rise predictions are based on physics, not statistics.
If every nation agrees to limit CO2 emissions, we can achieve significant cuts on a global scale.
A large amount of warming is delayed, and if we don’t act now we could pass tipping points.
Soot stays in the atmosphere for days to weeks; carbon dioxide causes warming for centuries.
Jim Hansen had several possible scenarios; his mid-level scenario B was right.
Arctic sea ice has shrunk by an area equal to Western Australia, and summer or multi-year sea ice might be all gone within a decade.
The IPCC simply updated their temperature history graphs to show the best data available at the time.
113 nations signed onto the 2007 IPCC report, which is simply a summary of the current body of climate science evidence
A number of renewable sources already do provide baseload power, and we don't need renewables to provide a large percentage of baseload power immediately.
Venus very likely underwent a runaway or ‘moist’ greenhouse phase earlier in its history, and today is kept hot by a dense CO2 atmosphere.
Official records, Editors and emails suggest CRU scientists acted in the spirit if not the letter of IPCC rules.
Internal variability can only account for small amounts of warming and cooling over periods of decades, and scientific studies have consistently shown that it cannot account for the global warming over the past century.
The 97% consensus has been independently confirmed by a number of different approaches and lines of evidence.
CO2 and corresponding water vapor feedback are the biggest cause of global warming.
Current Arctic sea ice extent is the lowest in the past several thousand years.
Ljungqvist's temperature reconstruction is very similar to other reconstructions by Moberg and Mann.
Hansen was speculating on changes that might happen if CO2 doubled.
Global warming is increasing the frequency, duration and intensity of heat waves.
Many thanks to Dr. Jan Dash, Director of the UU-UNO's Climate Portal for writing many of the one line responses in 'What the Science Says', with some edits by John Cook.