How to Talk to a Sceptic about Global Warming

source: Coby Beck of A Few Things Ill Considered repeated here verbatem.  Caution go to the website and subscribe for updates. 

Guides by Category

(Supplement to the How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic guide)

All Guide topics can be found here by category for quicker reference. Note, some guide topics may be in multiple categories and have differing descriptions.

Ignorant or Misinformed Arguments


Socio-Political/Economic arguments


Scientific FUD

Philosphical/Arguments from Higher principals


Crackpottery


Underdog Theories

  • Cosmic Rays
  • The Tungusta Event
  • The Iris Hypothesis

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Tags

  1. global warming
  2. coby beck
  3. sceptic
  4. my comments
  5. leftie talking points

Comments


Seth says
M 2006-06-27 04:22:33 3803
This guy doesn't appear to be a meterologist or a climatologist he's an artificial intelligence engineer .Why should I believe him? Who paid him ?
Actually it is good that he does not have a dog in the race.  He is just doing, like i am doing, accumulating facts and reasoning to get at the truth of the matter.  Unlike him, i have not made up my mind in advance, but then perhaps when he started, he hadn't either.   One thing i like about his matrix (which btw is working) is that he has not gotten distracted by all the leftrightism that you are slinging.  Nor does he utilize the language of leftrightism with words like "hypervenaliting" etc.  Personally i would like to have seen some question/answers in the matrix which actually end up being against global warming.  But then, unfortunately, you have not uncovered any of those either.  Why?  Because you get distracted by (1) your own pre-judgements, and (2) any tasty morsels of leftrightism that you encounter while reading and get joy at slinging my way. 

Seth says
source: my comment on this matrix
I love your "How to Talk to a Sceptic about Global Warming" in fact i found it so useful i had to copy your catagories to my blog ... i hop you don't mind. I have already used is several times on fastblogit to answer critics. Btw, what is the procedure to submit new questions? In any Case i would like to answer this one ... though it may be poorly phrased: Why should we ruin our enonomy to reduce the temperature by a mere .6 degree?
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Seth says
seth 2006-06-27 16:05:32 3803
source: my comment on this matrix
I love your "How to Talk to a Sceptic about Global Warming" in fact i found it so useful i had to copy your catagories to my blog ... i hop you don't mind. I have already used is several times on fastblogit to answer critics. Btw, what is the procedure to submit new questions? In any Case i would like to answer this one ... though it may be poorly phrased: Why should we ruin our enonomy to reduce the temperature by a mere .6 degree?

and the response ...
source: coby
Hi Seth, thanks for the comment, I am very happy you are putting the Guide to good use! No worries about the cloning, though it will get out of date eventually.

A question in the comments as you have done is as good a way as any to suggest it. See this article for half of it and this article for the other half. Let me know if that covers what you had in mind.
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