H/T David Wojick and CFACT
Doctors for Disaster Preparedness are concerned to be ready for real disasters and not be distracted by irrational fears like global warming/climate change. They have provided a useful resource for people to test and deepen their knowledge of an issue distorted for many people by loads of misinformation and exaggerations.
From David Wojick:
A new lesson set called the Climate Change IQ (CCIQ) provides a good skeptical critique of ten top alarmist claims. The format is succinct and non-technical. Each alarmist claim is posed as a question, followed by a short skeptical answer, which is highlighted with a single telling graphic.
Then there is a link to a somewhat longer answer, which in turn includes links to a few online sources of more information. Each lesson is also available in a printable PDF version, suitable for classroom use. This compact format is potentially very useful.
CCIQ comes from a long-standing skeptical group called the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP). Despite the name, DDP gives attention to pointing out scares that are not disasters waiting to happen. Not surprisingly climate alarmism gets a lot of this attention.
The ten topic questions are wide ranging, including the following. Each speaks to a popular pro-alarmist news hook.
Is climate change the most urgent global health threat?
Are government-sponsored climate scientists the only credible sources of information relating to climate-change policy?
Is the increase in atmospheric CO2 making wildfires worse?
Why can’t all States emulate California’s proposed “clean” energy standards?
What would happen if atmospheric CO2 concentration dropped by half, say to less than 200 ppm?
Are human CO2 emissions acidifying the oceans and endangering shell-making animals?
Will Manhattan and Florida soon be under water if humans do not curtail use of “fossil fuels”?
Do 97% of climate scientists agree that catastrophic climate change will result if humans do not curtail use of “fossil fuels”? (This one includes the dynamite John Christy graph showing the rapidly growing divergence of climate model global temperature forecasts with real world observations.)
Is Arctic ice disappearing?
And the number 1 CCIQ question: Would lowering atmospheric CO2 prevent or mitigate hurricanes?
Note: Each question title links to a pdf with a longer answer and references. Question 1 link is in red above as an example. See the CCIQ questionnaire for links to all 10 pdfs
Check it out. Inquiring minds want to know.
“The reason some of us are skeptical about man-made global warming, or climate change, isn’t that we’re in “denial” or the pay of Big Oil. It’s the alarmists’ long run of lurid failed predictions. The models “run hot.” Arctic ice hasn’t vanished. The coral hasn’t died. We haven’t been overrun by rats and super-itchy poison ivy.” John Robson National Post Canada
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