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Man-made We're screwed

"What we found is that temperatures increased in the last hundred years as much as they had cooled in the last six or seven thousand," he said. "In other words, the rate of change is much greater than anything we've seen in the whole Holocene," referring to the current geologic time period, which began around 11,500 years ago.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/were-screwed-11-00...

A couple of presentations:
Dr. Christy’s Power Point presentation to Congress
Text PDF

Summary:
Popular scare stories that weather extremes – hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods — are getting worse are not based on fact.
In the U.S., high temperature records are not becoming more numerous.
Climate models significantly overestimated warming during the past 15 years.
Even if climate models were correct, a 50% reduction in U.S. CO2 emissions by 2050 would avert only 0.07°C of warming by 2100.
If a policy is not economically sustainable, it’s not politically sustainable.
The climate change impact of enhancing CO2 concentrations has so far been small compared to the public health and biospheric benefits provided by affordable, carbon-based energy.

Dr Salby on Anthropogenic influence: Hamburg, April 2013

"It's the key admissions that are important."
That is the response I expected you would have to reading the Executive Summary. Too many of the items there sound to you automatically unjustified. I understand that.

Go past that. Look at the science in each of the chapters. Some will still seem like bs to you.
Some may not. Some of the key assumptions will still seem unjustified. But, some won't.
Go deep.

I'd really like to know what you would find that is actually meaningful.

"I feel like a roasted pig"
Could still just be weather, not climate.
In Colorado, we've had record heat in several months already.
On the news though, if you listen carefully, they are saying,
"hottest June 12 since 1925."

Until we have ten years of it, I won't believe it is climate.

But, even if it is a weather trend rather than climate change, doesn't mean my house won't burn down.

Hope this helps the skeptics change their mind.

http://www.chasingice.com/

frmercado, that was really silly. Sorry.

Haha but... why?

frmercado, I think the movie was nice. I guess I didn't get what it was trying to prove.. It is pollution of oceans and rivers that is not being fixed, but people make some nice movies. Let me take back my comment it does not fit in the discussion.

Trying to create the impression that calving glaciers mean the ice caps are doooomed. Utter nonsense.

Finally, the President is moving on this area before the Chinese get so far ahead of us in these technologies that we miss out on the billions of dollars to be made.


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