1. Climate Has
Always Changed - Always...!
All proxy temperature data sets reveal that there have been
cyclical changes in climate in the past 10,000 years.
There is not a single
climate scientist who denies this well-established fact. It
doesn't matter what your position on the causes and magnitude
and danger (or not) of current climate change is - you have to
be on board on this one.
And it has changed in
both directions, hot and cold. Until at least the 17th
century, all these changes occurred when almost all humans were
hunters, gatherers, and farmers.
Temperature Increase in the Past Was Not Caused by Humans
Industrialization did not happen until the 17th century.
Therefore, no prior changes in climate were driven by human
emissions of carbon dioxide.
In the last
2,000 years alone, global temperatures rose
at least twice (around the 1st and
centuries) to levels
very similar to today's, and neither of those warm periods
were caused by humans.
3. The Arctic
and Antarctic are Doing Better than Ever!
Yes, you read
Holocene paleoclimatology records reveal that both the Arctic
and Antarctic are in
some of their
The only better
period for the poles was the 17th century, during the
Little Ice Age, when the ice mass levels were higher than
For the larger
part of the past 10,000 years, the
ice mass levels were lower than today's (below image). Despite huge losses
in recent decades, ice mass levels are at or near their historic
4. Polar Bears
and Other Species Are Not Dying But Flourishing!
If you paid
attention to the previous fact, then the following one is not
hard to understand.
Polar bears -
often used as a symbol of climate doomsday - are one of the key
species in the Arctic. Contrary to the hype surrounding their
extinction fear, the population numbers
have actually increased in the past two decades.
Last year, the
Canadian government considered increasing polar bear killing
quotas as their increasing numbers posed a threat to the Inuit
communities living in the
The increase in
population size flies in the face of those who continue to claim
otherwise in the popular
And it is
not just the polar bears in the Arctic. Other critical
species elsewhere, like tigers, are also
making a comeback.
Dioxide Is Not a Temperature Control Knob
While most of
the current climatologists who collaborate with the United
Nations believe anthropogenic CO2 emissions have
exacerbated natural warming in recent decades, there is no
empirical proof to support their claim.
The only way to
test it would be to wait and see if their assumptions come true.
climate fraternity was in for a surprise when global temperature
between 2000 and 2016
failed to rise as anticipated by the
assumed that rising
CO2 emissions from human activity
would result in a rapid rise in temperature, but they didn't.
that atmospheric CO2 concentrations are not the
primary factor controlling global temperature.
of a much longer period (10,000 or more years) suggests that
CO2 had no
significant role to play in temperature increases.
never was the temperature control knob.