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Doubt climate change is real? Then look at hottest years on record

Bite“You know how you know when climate change is real? When the hottest year on record is whatever year it currently is.” – Comedian and late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel
Don’t trust the government? Then it is up to you & me to fix it.

Bite"So many of us don't realize that we are the government. I like to call it 'the God of they,' as in, 'Oh, they'll fix it.' No, it's up to us." – Photographer Clyde Butcher
Don’t like big government? Then give free market solutions a voice

Bite"The main reason why we object to the reality of this problem (of climate change) is because the solutions that have been presented are big government solutions. So that is why I think it is so important to give free market solutions a voice in this argument.” – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scienti...
Don't like terrorism or high gas prices?  Then solve climate change.

Bite"Congressman, set aside climate change, you realize that...things I suggested will help us be a lot more resilient against terrorism or oil cut offs?" — James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA
Don't like big government? Then act now to solve climate change

Bite"I do not want the government telling me what to do. But, the longer we wait, the worse this problem gets...then you are going to see a lot of government interventions that you do not want to see at all." — Naomi Oreskes.
Don't hang your science on upside-down hooks

Bite"When looking for a hat rack to hang your science upon, avoid those that have upside-down hooks." — Scott Mandia, tweeting about climate contrarian Joe Bastardi
Don't fear global warming but do fear local climate destabilization

Bite"Unfortunately, the focus remains mostly on “global warming” instead of on the bigger concern—that we are disrupting the planet’s climate in completely unpredictable ways." — Ajit Varki and Danny Brower, writers of the 2013 book, "Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human M...
Don't fall for denial or despair, instead just take action

Bite"(Many) people go straight from denial to despair, without pausing on the intermediate step of actually doing something about (climate change)." — Al Gore
Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

BiteIt is easier to argue for the existence of Santa Claus than argue against all the evidence of climate change.— a scientist at Washington University.
Do you cheer for baseball players who always strike out?

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteDo you root for baseball players with lifetime .000 batting averages? This is like listening to the rare scientists who reject climate change science. Their work has been thoroughly discredited by the global scientific community.
Do you argue with your plumber?

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteDo you greet your plumber with this skepticism: “Yeah, right! You’re just gonna snake that little thing down there and it’s gonna clear up the problem? Sure. And I’m supposed to believe that?”
Deny global warming? Do you deny Air Force heat seeking missiles?

Category:Who to Believe?
Bite'In a bizarre sense, to deny global warming is to question the ability of the Air Force to put the right sensor on a heat seeking missile.' — Dr. Richard Alley, climate scientist at Penn State.
Dark last night, so the sun cannot not be real.

Bite"Saying climate change is not real is like saying, 'the sun may not be real because it got dark last night." - comedian Bill Maher
Dangerous is not a scientific decision. It’s a choice within our hearts.

Bite‘What is dangerous is not a scientific decision. It is a decision we make based upon what is in our hearts.’ – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University.
Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

Bite"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.
Coal: a deadly thug for inner city neighborhoods and minorities.

Bite"It's very easy right now to talk about climate change as... theoretical, to talk about the dirtiness caused by coal plants as...aesthetic" said NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous. "But when you ... actually meet with people in these communities, the stories that they tell you – about their chi...
CO2 emissions not at fault?   That's rejecting 90 million tons of evidence

Bite'(Contrarians) seem “certain” the world’s scientists are wrong, and spewing 90 million tons per day of man-made (CO2) pollution into the atmosphere couldn’t possibly be the problem.' — Al Gore
Climate scientists: not drama queens, more like anti-drama kings

Bite‘Scientists are often accused of being alarmists. However, an examination of scientific literature shows that scientists have been underestimating the risks. Instead of being drama queens, climate scientists are like anti-drama kings.‘ – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and associate professo...
Climate protection puts money in your pocket

Bite"Once people understand climate protection puts money in your pocket, the political resistance will melt faster than the glaciers." - Amory Lovins, physicist and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute.
Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

Bite“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at Suffolk County Community College in Long Island, New York.