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Thursday, December 20, 2007

About time

Finally, a concession from the White House on greenhouse gases.

Comments (14)

If only it was real! I do love The Onion!

If only Global Warming was real.

Oh, global warming is real, all right - it's happening on Earth...and on Mars. In view of the fact that there are presently no SUV dealerships on the red planet, it's clear that the Rev. AlGore and his minions simply have it wrong. It's not anthropogenic.

It's not anthropogenic.

I don't know about that. It makes me itch.

Another nail in the coffin of catastrophic man caused global warming:

Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007

Also interesting:
Climate scientists at the University of Rochester, the University of Alabama, and the University of Virginia report that observed patterns of temperature changes (‘fingerprints') over the last thirty years are not in accord with what greenhouse models predict and can better be explained by natural factors, such as solar variability. Therefore, climate change is ‘unstoppable' and cannot be affected or modified by controlling the emission of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, as is proposed in current legislation.
from: science-sepp.blogspot.com/2007/12/press-release-dec-10-2007.html

Which is based on A comparison of tropical temperature trends with model predictions
We examine tropospheric temperature trends of 67 runs from 22 Climate of the 20th Century model simulations and try to reconcile them with the best available updated observations (in the tropics during the satellite era). Model results and observed temperature trends are in disagreement in most of the tropical troposphere, being separated by more than twice the uncertainty of the model mean. In layers near 5 km, the modelled trend is 100 to 300% higher than observed, and, above 8 km, modelled and observed trends have opposite signs. These conclusions contrast strongly with those of recent publications based on essentially the same data. Copyright © 2007 Royal Meteorological Society


Wow, someone found 400 people to claim that global warming is not happening. I wonder how many scientists voted the other way. Too bad climate change isn't democratic.

I see George Taylor, the self proclaimed "State Climatologist" for the State of Oregon, a state which has no state climatologist, is part of that group of 400 "scientists."

Great, we can have a brawl. You can have your 400 scientists and I will take my 40,000. Make sure you have some heavy weaponry instead of bits and pieces of dribble.

Another nail in the coffin of catastrophic assumptions that global climate change isn't caused by humans:

Over 11,000 Prominent Scientists (including Nobel Prize winners) claim man made global climate change is real

Also interesting:

"The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined 10 other national science academies today in calling on world leaders, particularly those of the G8 countries meeting next month in Scotland, to acknowledge that the threat of climate change is clear and increasing, to address its causes, and to prepare for its consequences":

other than the Bush Administration's cherry-picked handful of "skeptics", what else you got, Jim?

because from over here, it looks like a massive, worldwide call to action by thousands of prominent scientists who practice "hard core" science.

11,000? What happened to 40,000?

Even the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the chief proponent of the Kyoto Protocol global warming treaty signed in December 1997, concludes that: "The Little Ice Age came to an end only in the nineteenth century. Thus, some of the global warming since 1850 could be a recovery from the Little Ice Age rather than a direct result of human activities."


ah, yes. the "National Center for Public Policy Research." the same organization calling those for action on global warming "terrorists waging a jihad against corporations."

i wonder if a self-described "conservative think tank" might have an agenda? like, oh, scanning IPCC reports for sentences supporting their cause, but conveniently avoiding the conclusions?


11,000? What happened to 40,000?

over 11,000 just in the UCS alone, Jon. but hey, they must be frauds; you know how those liberal scientists can get.

Yo - even if global warming is a natural phenomena and human impact is minimal, is it a bad thing to reduce human impact on the atmosphere? I didn't think so. So - join the team. Minimize your impact on the atmosphere and I will do the same. Our children's children will thank us. The polar bear - will still hunt us, but it's important to know we are still on a few menus. Keeps us humble.

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