Sources: NASA, NOAA, Jame Hansen [note]
quote: He points out that the recent increase (1980-2012) in U.S. surface temperatures was dwarfed by a sharp rise between 1919-1934, which was followed by a period of cooling.
quote: In a follow-up piece, he argues the overall flatline may indicate that natural forces (including in a cooling direction) have a greater impact on global temperatures than human ones, based on his independent analysis over the last half decade.
quote: climate change being a real problem greatly outweighs the small percentage of numbers that have been found to be questionable/faulty.
quote: That's how science works. You obviously is NOT a scientist. That's why you think climate change have something to do with "liberty".
quote: With the level of information saturation we have today skilled people can become experts on any topic without a formal education. This simple fact boggles the minds of the institutional dependent classes among us. They don't think for themselves and get their thoughts and opinions from others.
quote: They don't think for themselves and get their thoughts and opinions from others.
quote: I reject the notion that i can't make a determination based on the evidence at hand using refined critical thinking skills on the topic of global warming. With the level of information saturation we have today skilled people can become experts on any topic without a formal education.
quote: ...Or maybe you don't. Denialists typically lack all forms of logical reasoning abilities.
quote: We have only been keeping global temperature records for a little over 100 years so there is no way for any scientists to tell us whether or not what we are experiencing now is abnormal.
quote: It's not global warming, it's global climate change..
quote: The last time we had a year of below average global temperature was 27 years ago
quote: 5) Mounting evidence shows extreme efforts have been made to shut out opposition voices, to work together (by the cheaters) to create falsifications, to rig as much of the game as possible. They hide samples, evidence, methods, and formulae as much as they can. Normal scientists will be very open, will not stop peer review by critics, will provide methods and evidence if scrutiny shows it may be flawed and will not attempt to force others to comply with their outcome.
quote: I would have an easier time swallowing this if their continued employment didn't depend on climate change continuing towards the warm.
quote: Yes, I'm sure it's just coincidence that pretty much every year this century has been on the top-ten warmest years ever recorded, including last year.
quote: Global warming is such a crock!
quote: Why is questioning the legitimacy of scientific research suddenly frowned upon?
quote: I mean, what's the fing worst thing that could happen by switching over to sustainable energy, that our air, soil and water gets cleaner? Jesus, the stupidity!
quote: We only started formally recording in the 20th century, and a century on the timescale of the earth doesn't even register, yet many climatologists are using it as the basis of their doomsday prophecies (Michael Mann aka Mr. Hockey Stick), and yes they are little more than nostradamus-like prophecies. Their models can't even predict day to day, month to month, or year to year, yet we are led to believe they can predict what it's going to be like twenty to thirty years in the future? Give me a break.
quote: you would know that the ice cores pulled from Lake Vostock in Antartica clearly demonstrate the earth warms and cools on a roughtly 400,000 year cycle known as the Milankovitch cycles,
quote: Can we really say that anything before even the 1950s, on a global scale, can be truly accurate? [We... We... We... etc.]
quote: people act like we won't be able to adapt to climate changes and variations
quote: There are hundreds of millions of people right now throughout the world who are one drought or deluge away from death.
quote: There will only be more of them as time goes on, at least for the next several decades.
quote: Burt Rutan isn't a climate scientist, he's an aeronautical engineer.
quote: We had the resources and technology for over 100 years to rid ourselves of most problems, and we still live in a socio-economic system that is extremely outdated and forces us to 'work for a living' (a concept that became moot decades ago in the face of our technology) or compete for 'scarce resources' (even though Humanity has been producing material abundance using technology for over a century, and has the ability to produce more using less, not to mention, create superior synthetic materials that can be made in abundance).