“But Alarmism”

The critical square of the whole ClimateBall Bingo. This square begs the most important question of all Climateball, i.e. that AGW won’t have any alarming consequences. We just don’t know. #ButCAGW is more or less synonym.

Appeals to alarmism or alarmists often act as hyperbole or caricature. Identifying the target of the concern is key. As long as claims within the bounds of established viewpoints, the onus is on the contrarian side to refute them. To portray oneself as an alarmist compels one to use the contrarians’ frame. Dp

Examples

Climate alarmism has declined to record low levels this year.

(ChrisM)

Agreed that the climate model and ice sheet model results driven by RCP8.5 have been the primary driver of big alarm. However some of the climate alarmism is driven by political activism driven by whatever excuse.

(Judy)

Objections and Replies

Claims. Alarmist claims are—
☞ Which one do you think are alarmist?

Concern. Alarmism applies to anyone concerned about climate change—
☞ According to thy Wiki, Alarmism is characterized by “excessive or exaggerated alarm about a real or imagined threat”.

Proponents. Alarmist proponents are bad—
☞ To whom are you referring, and how do you know they’re alarmist?

Rhetoric. Alarmist rhetoric is bad—
☞ Citation needed.

Notes

{Target}

{Question Begging}

{Burden of proof}

{Framing Advice}