MCP Alternative Explanations Resources

(updated 2/17/20)


Merchants of Doubt – Video

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 is our current understanding of the cause of global warming?

GISS Surface Temperature Analysis

Key Question 2: What has been the global temperature trend over the last two million years?

The Ice Age

Ancient World

Oldest ice core: finding a 1.5 million-year record of Earth’s climate

Global Climate Change – The consequences of climate change

Key Question 4: 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

Milankovitch Cycle -Universe Today

Milutin Milankovitch

Climate Models & Predictions For The Future

Information from Paleoclimate Archives

B. Sun Spots & Solar Irradiance

NOAA – Sun spots

Global Temperature Update Through 2012

Skeptical Science – Sun and Climate: Moving in Opposite Directions

New Scientist – Climate myths: It’s all down to cosmic rays

C. Volcanic Activity

NASA scientists: Expect record-breaking warm years soon

Skeptical Science – Two attempts to blame global warming on volcanoes

NASA – Aerosols and Incoming Sunlight

D. The El Niño Southern Oscillation

International Research Institute for Climate and Society – Eight Misconceptions About El Niño (and La Niña)

El Niño and La Niña Years and Intensities

EcoWatch – 2015 Hottest Year Ever Recorded … Until 2016, UN Weather Agency Reports

E. Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Concentrations

Global Greenhouse Warming – Global Greenhouse Gas

Key Question 5: Why is the claim of a global warming slowdown this Century bogus?

GISS Surface Temperature Analysis

World Meteorological Pattern

Met Office – Human influence important factor in possible global and UK temperature records

Cherry picking

No Global Warming

Climatic Research Unit: Data-Temperature

British Meteorological Office, Hadley Center Climate Programme and University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit data (HADCRUT)

Met Office Hadley Centre observations datasets

University of York, Dept Chemistry – Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature record

NOAA – Science publishes new NOAA analysis: Data show no recent slowdown in global warming

Four Climate Change Facts To Keep the Senate Up All Night

Skeptical Science – Where is global warming going?