A talking point from denialists is that “there’s been no significant warming trend since the fall of 1996.” Phil Plait rebuts with the above video and explains why these talking points are so troubling:

You can make up any old nonsense and state it in a few seconds, but it takes much longer to show why it’s wrong and how things really are. This is coupled with how sticky bunk can be. Once uttered, it’s out there, bootstrapping its own reality, getting repeated by the usual suspects.