We all have our different interests, I myself can endlessly flog the religion of AGWDenial.
So as the cryosphere continues melting, there’s another brush-fire that the denialist echo-chamber is milking for all it’s worth. One Fritz Vahrenholt has written a book blaming the sun for the past decades of increasing global warming.
Recently at another board I was handed an interview in Der Spiegel with the man, and it was an appalling piece of misdirection, misrepresentation, and personal ego run-amuck. In my spare time I decided to try writing a paragraph by paragraph review. We’ll see how that goes, many unfinished neglected projects on this here computer… just not enough hours in the day.
Now I discovered to my delight that those fine teachers over at SkepticalScience.com have just posted a beautiful review of Vahrenholt’s false claims regarding IPCC, the state of CO2 knowledge, the impact of the sun cycles and cosmic rays. So for you students of the debate out there, here’s another valuable review and take-down of denialist’s talking points.
One thing not mentioned in the SkS article that bugs me more and more is that denialists, er “skeptics” constantly harp on correlation is not causation when talking about CO2, though it’s physical properties are well understood, yet constantly rely on correlation to make their cosmic ray theories… incidentally those correlations break down in a hurry when examined closer… but that’s beside the point to ideologues.
Fritz Vahrenholt - Duped on Climate Change
Posted on 15 February 2012 by dana1981