Climate *skeptics* don't doubt CO2 is a greenhouse gas, except when they do

I'm not welcome at Bishop Hill so when Andrew Montford posts some nonsense (which is pretty frequent) I have to note my corrections here.

Today Monty posts a bit of a cosy chat with Canadian industry frontman and faux environmentalist Patrick Moore. Moore begins thus : "What most people don't realize, partly because the media never explains it, is that there is no dispute over whether CO2 is a greenhouse gas, and all else being equal would result in a warming of the climate."

Really? I'm always a tad suspicious of anyone beginning their argument with 'this is what it's not about'.

Over on the right hand side of Monty's blog are the links to what Monty optimistically calls 'Science Blogs' . They include Lucy Skywalker author of an essay called "The lynching of innocent CO2" and peddles the old CO2 lags warming line. Or there's a link to the unfortunately titled No Tricks Zone which lists all these posts on CO2 and GHG so they don't miss a trick. Or there's a link to the absurdly self important Climate Realists hosting John O'Sullivans claptrap such as "Solar Ovens Prove Greenhouse Gas Theory is cooked " Oh puuuhleeeeeeez, is any further explanation necessary? No.

Odd how skepticism of CO2 being a greenhouse gas is so easy to find amongst *skeptics* also telling us that's not in dispute.  File it under the inconsistency of climate change denial.


  1. I don't know a single climate denier or skeptic, including myself, who ddeny that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. I search the web everyday for climate denial blogs and I never hear this claim. Only on alarmist blobs do I read that deniers actually deny CO2 is a greenhouse gas.

    Why is that?

  2. "I search the web everyday for climate denial blogs and I never hear this claim."

    You can't be searching too hard;

    Why would you search everyday for climate denial blogs? Is it because they tell you what you want to hear? Don't you want a balanced view?