MCP Alternative Explanations Resources

(updated 1/24/22)


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 are the regional climate trends, projections, and consequences?

Jackson County Climate Trends and Projections

Renewable Energy Assessment for Jackson & Josephine Counties, Oregon

Southern Oregon Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory

City of Ashland Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

US Climate Resilience Toolkit (NOAA) A visualization tool to explore interactive graphs and maps of climate projections and observations for any county in the contiguous United States. There is also a framework to define and build resilient solutions to local climate risk hazards.

Open Mind: Models

USGS  Climate Research and Development Program. National Climate Change Viewer

Projected Heatwaves

Precipitation change

Climate Science Special Report: 4th National Climate Assessment, volume I

101 Blistering Future Summers

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

No resources

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

Cherry picking

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

Skeptical Science (a good source for responses to climate denier claims)