Are you a global warming skeptic?

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  1. shteii01

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    You mean this:



    Interesting.
     
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    For a minute, I thought the idea was to criminalize stupidity. Now I see, it's about criminalizing corporate malfeasance.
    As for skepticism? I have said for a long time, "You can't burn 100,000 years worth of sequestered carbon in 100 years without causing changes."
    The ice caps are showing effects. I keep checking the bayou for water level rise.
    If the oceans aren't up by 8 feet in the next 20 years, no problem. I will die before I have fish in the front yard.
     
  5. Glenn Holland

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    Climate is a long term average of weather conditions and climate is not a static quantity.

    Climate change is normal and caused by various factors which may -or may not- be affected by human activity. Over the past 25 years, there have been large and numerous volcanic eruptions which disturb the atmosphere. On the side of human contribution, more of the earth' surface being paved over for streets, cars, and buildings and all the building increases heat absorption.

    The construction industry doesn't want to stop building, the car industry doesn't want people to stop driving, the oil companies don't want people buying less gas, so what is the solution to stop the alleged man-made climate change?
     
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    :D :D

    There was a cute show on MSNBC tonight about the ice in the arctic. The Eskimos were having a hard time finding a place with thick enough ice to pull their whales out of the water. Miami tomorrow.
     
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    ??? The last time I saw an Eskimo pull a whale out, he pulled it on to land.
    Has all the land melted, too?
     
  8. ronv

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    Sea ice goes out a long way up there. Not as far as it did in the old days, but still a mile or 2.
     
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    I guess they will soon call whales, "Two mile ice breakers".:D
     
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    Yea, they are going to need to learn how to float them. :D
     
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    I'm not skeptical.


    I hate ice. I hate cold. Good riddance I say.
     
  12. Sinus23

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    My sarcasm meter is vibrating. Do you hate air conditioning too?:cool:
     
  13. Kermit2

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    It should have pegged that meter hard... :)
     
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  14. Robin Mitchell

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    For me I always prefer to do my own research on such topics. I dont doubt that global warming is happening but is it as a result of human intervention? Not a clue for me because there are so many factors that can result in an increase of temperature. Interestingly an increase in C02 emissions does not result in a warmer environment (its gasses such as methane and water vapor which are big causers).

    Also, when they say that 97% of scientists agree you need to understand the scientific community to realize what that figure means. It means that 3% of the believers actually do their own research and deductions where the rest are more like sheep and assistants who just re-enforce the argument without actually looking for themselves.

    And bear this in mind too:
    500 years ago people suggested that the world was not at the center of the universe. The whole scientific community laughed at them and said "rubbish".
    200 years ago people suggested that traveling more than 40mph would not destroy the human body. The whole scientific community laughed at them and said "rubbish".
    100 years ago people suggested that the plumb pudding model of matter was incorrect. The whole scientific community laughed at them and said "rubbish".
    Scientists said eggs are good for you. Then they said it was bad. Then they said it was good. Then they said they where bad. Now they say they are good.
    They said that eating reheated vegetables can cause cancers, then they retracted their statements.

    Even today the community is very much against alternative thinking which is why on the whole I really don't like the scientific community at all.

    I'm not saying I am a skeptic, I just like to look at the evidence myself instead of having a community tell me what is right. I will tell you one thing, my fingers are crossed for that EM Drive. I so hope its real and not a fake!
     
  15. OBW0549

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    Excellent points.
     
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    OMG, not this again........just shoot me!

    kv

    Edit: Oh, but thats a different thread :D
     
  18. Robin Mitchell

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    As I quote myself @shortbus
    "I dont doubt that global warming is happening but is it as a result of human intervention?"

    The amount of CO2 that a major volcanic eruption can produce is staggering! But what makes volcano's more damaging than CO2 emissions by humans is that they also release sulpherous compounds, methane and plenty more greenhouse gasses. All it would take is for yellow stone to go off and just like that everything mankind produced looks like a "puff".

    Also, the temperature rise leads the CO2 rise, not the other way round!
     
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  19. ronv

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    There seems to be some doubt about the volcanoes.
    http://www.earthmagazine.org/articl...-anthropogenic-carbon-dioxide-missing-science
    Do you have a source?
     
  20. shortbus

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    I agree with what your saying. Water vapor is much more damaging to temperature rise. But there is no way to tax or stop water vapor, so CO2 gets the blame.
     
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