Source: Mother Jones
quote: I know some nations might help others.. but let's look at africa. If global warming made some countries to disappear due of rising sea levels.. where are they gonna move? are other countries gonna accept them? who till take the refugees?
quote: Typical misinterpretation of reality. Short term variations do not equal a long term trend. The trend towards higher temperatures remains in place even with a short-term plateau in the data.
quote: If anything, this excites the hell out of scientists because it means they need to discover something new, some glittering piece of new knowledge, to put into the models they use. This is why science exists.
quote: We have had increasing CO2 and no warming now for close to fifteen years.
quote: Are you kidding/sarcastic? This decade alone has produced temperatures that have broken one record after another consecutively. As I speak its 103 degrees outside in North Carolina and has been as such for the past week!
quote: He did say it was the coldest winter in a long time, you do realize that's part of climate change...
quote: The climate is always changing. It's not man made.
quote: More stable doesn't mean unaffected. Ignorance. He did say it was the coldest winter in a long time, you do realize that's part of climate change... More ignorance.
quote: If your support for the CO2 causes warming is based on science and rationality and not faith then I presume that you would accept that the hypothesis that CO2 drives warming, like all scientific hypothesis, offers the opportunity to be disproved by real world observed data.
quote: correct! and *real world" observed data shows that to be the case. stop with your fud and actually try to understand what the science says.
quote: Then you have the fact that unusually cold weather being widely reported as normal while unusually hot weather is widely reported as "SEE! WE'RE RIGHT!".
quote: Global warming exactly predicts colder winter and warmer summers, more violent storms, floods, droughts.
quote: Tell me this, what would be an indication that global warming isn't happening?
quote: Global warming exactly predicts colder winter
quote: Both the Late Devonian and the Cretaceous were far hotter periods of time in Earth's history. The sea surface temperature of the Cretaceous alone was 15-20 C higher than now (which means air temps were about 17 C higher than today). And life flourished, more abundantly and with more diversity than anything we've remotely got now, both on land and sea. And the Late Devonian was even hotter, with even more biodiversity than that.But even single generational adaptation can take care of heat issues,
quote: It was much warmer a few thousand years ago than now, back then trees grew all the way up to the arctic shoreline on what is now permafrost and tree lines across the world were a hundred meters higher than they are now.
quote: and human activity is causing an increase in the CO2.
quote: The skepticism applied to religion should apply to this Global Warming Cult as well.
quote: Even if we are somewhat contributing to the effects we'll most likely be long off fossil fuels (via market forces) before anything catastrophic were to happen...
quote: But is human impact significant enough to bankrupt corporations and nations alike trying to correct it?
quote: I believe that the Earth was built with us in mind and that we should make as big an impact (responsibly) as we can.
quote: At least show me 7,000 years worth of data and maybe we can talk. :)
quote: Water vapor in the atmoshphere is the main "greenhouse gas". Why isn't anyone losing their minds over that??
quote: It isn't a scary enough boogey man. Also "Water Vapor Credits" doesn't sound as sexy to the Corporatist snake oil salesman politicians.
quote: "Essentially we were assuming a perfectly acclimated person, in perfect health, not performing physical labor, and out of the sun, and were then asking, 'What would it take to kill them quickly?'"
quote: If a 10 or 12 degree global temperature increase was achieved by 2100, Huber said people would likely be dying in the streets or running to air conditioned-only locations.
quote: There is much debate over whether climate models are correct or not, so Huber's method of basing his results of off many of them (which have varied results of 3 to 20 degree Celsius predicted hikes by 2100) have caused scientists to be skeptical.
quote: Are you retarded? Even the Exxon CEO has admitted that global warming is real. He just questions our ability to really extrapolate the impacts that we will have over the long term.
quote: Read a little more.
quote: No, he didn't admit anything. He conceded that fossil fuels "may cause global warming" and he stated that he feels the issue is exaggerated.
quote: Are you retarded? Even the Exxon CEO has admitted that global warming is real. He just questions our ability to really extrapolate the impacts that we will have over the long term. Read a little more.