A Short History of Right-Wing Talking Points on Global Warming

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By Bill Maher 

The Earth’s climate is always changing. The historical temperature record is not reliable. It’s cold today in __, therefore global warming isn’t real. It’s due to volcanic activity. It’s due to sun spots. It’s due to water vapor. CO2 is not a pollutant because plants need it. Al Gore has a big house. The scientists are corrupt and just want their grant money. There are respectable scientists on both sides. Kyoto will kill our economy. Copenhagen will kill our economy. The Paris Accord will kill our economy. China won’t sign on, so what’s the point? India won’t sign on, so what’s the point? We don’t control the climate, God does. The satellites actually show cooling. If we can’t predict the weather next week, how can we predict what’s going to be like in 50 years? The computer models are new and unreliable. There was a Newsweek article in the 70s that predicted global cooling. Antarctic sea ice is actually increasing. Arctic sea levels are actually falling. Global warming is a Chinese hoax. Greenland used to be green, so what’s the big deal? Glaciers have always grown and receded, so what’s the big deal? There has been no warming in the last 15 years. I agree that the climate is changing, but we don’t know how much is manmade and how much is natural. Liberals want to ban cows.