Hi! I asked this question on my wall, and a friend directed me to OnlineOpinion:
Prhaps you can give me an answer....."To climate sceptics out there: for my own interest, I want to know: what would have to happen to persuade you that you were mistaken and the climate is in fact changing in unnatural ways? Would another record hot decade be enough? The disappearence of the north polar ice sheet? Unprecedented drought/hurricane/flooding somewhere? Global temperature increases to accelerate again? Unprecedented drought/hurricane/flooding somewhere? What exactly would need to happen.
To say "climate change sceptic" is just as ridiculous because how could anyone doubt that climate changes. Climate has always changed since the beginning of time.
Prof Bob Carter, in his book Taxing Air addresses the many "hottest decade type" statements by the alarmists:
Variations on this statement are rampant in the media and give weight to the assertion that dangerous global warming is being caused by human greenhouse emissions.Yet persons who repeat this claim thereby highlight only their innocence of knowledge of the science of climate change.
The key word, the misappropriation of which confers an element of truth on the statement, is ‘ever’. To dangerous AGW proponents, this word means ‘since accurate instrumental temperature records began’, i.e. over about the last 150 years (e.g. Fig. 1).
But as we have already discussed several times, 150 years is a trivially short and inadequate period over which to make judgements about climate change.
The alarmists predicted ice free summers by 2013 but instead the arctic ice sheet grew 920,000 square miles in the twelve months from August 2012 to August 2013.
The IPCC has admitted that extreme weather events are not caused by anthropogenic global warming.
It is well established by science that temperature rises BEFORE the rise in atmospheric CO2. (see image below) There is NO peer-reviewed science to prove the falsified hypothesis that man’s carbon dioxide emissions are causing runaway global warming.