The claim that there’s been no global warming for the past 16 years. This is blatantly untrue, a ridiculous and obviously false statement.
Sure, folks can get that here — see “Video And Charts Make Clear The Planet Is Still Warming.” But then not everyone reads Climate Progress, I’ve been told.
Slate certainly has a significant readership, folks who I hope take to heart Plait’s blunt conclusion:
So let this be clear: There is no scientific controversy over this. Climate change denial is purely, 100 percent made-up political and corporate-sponsored crap. When the loudest voices are fossil-fuel funded think tanks, when they don’t publish in science journals but instead write error-laden op-eds in partisan venues, when they have to manipulate the data to support their point, then what they’re doing isn’t science.