climate change attribution studies using both models and observations find that

Climate change attribution studies using both models

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Opposition’s assertions:i.Based on the IPCC reports, Atlantic hurricane trends have been recently linked to climate changeii.Just because temperatures have generally been rising since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution doesn’t necessarily mean that the Industrial Revolution hascaused the change in temperatureiii.some global warming studies have errors or have not been reproducediv.Using “consensus” as evidence is an appealing argument rather than scientific discussion. Because the issue has become so politicized, it is suspected that climatologists who disagree with the consensus may be afraid to speak out for fear of losing their positions or fundingv.climate science cannot make definitive predictions yet, since the computer models used to make these predictions are still evolving and do not yet take into account for recently discovered feedback mechanismsThe Theory of Sunspot Activityit suggests that global warming is largely a result of reduced low-altitude cloud cover from reduced Galactic cosmic rays (GCRs)the shorter the solar cycle, the more active the sun, the higher the temperatureA 2006 study determined that there has been no net increase in the brightness since the mid 1970s, and that changes in solar output within the past 400 years are unlikely to have played a major part in global warming 14.What is the “urban heat island” effect?

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