MCP Climate Communication, Local Projections & Alternative Explanations Resources

(updated 2/13/22)


A history of FLICC: the 5 techniques of science denial

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Book & DVD)

13 Misconceptions about Global Warming

What’s Wrong With The Argument ‘The Climate Is Always Changing.’ NPR All Things Considered, 

Links to resources organized by Key Question

Key Question 1: What does the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication suggest? 


Key Question 2: What are the regional climate trends, projections, and consequences?

Key Question 3: What has been the global temperature trend over the last two million years?

Key Question 4: What are the main hypotheses to explain global warming that compete with the current climate science consensus?

No resources

Key Question 5: What are the scientific explanations regarding the main competing hypotheses that have been offered to explain the 20th – 21st Century global warming trend? 

A. Milankovitch Cycle

B. Sun Spots & Solar Irradiance

C. Volcanic Activity

D. The El Niño Southern Oscillation

E. Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

  • Global Greenhouse Gas (2022) Global Greenhouse Warming
  • Skeptical Science (a good source for responses to climate denier claims)
  • The Twelve Step Climate Consensus by Alan Journet identifies the key elements of this consensus with a brief on the implications for natural systems. This could be used not only to challenge skeptics to identify with exactly what element in the consensus they find disagreement, but can also be used as a refresher of the basics of climate science.