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Skeptical science quotes and references hundreds (heck, probably thousands) of sources.

Not my problem if you never look at it.
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

According to this article in the Guardian; The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked
http://www.theguardian.com/environme...l-nino-weather


In the same article they write; Previous work showed that the impacts of El Niño events appeared to double the risk of civil wars breaking out.

So will global warming also cause world wars?
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Old 19.01.2014, 22:21
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According to this article in the Guardian; The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked
http://www.theguardian.com/environme...l-nino-weather


In the same article they write; Previous work showed that the impacts of El Niño events appeared to double the risk of civil wars breaking out.

So will global warming also cause world wars?
An "expert" predicted that there will be more such horrible summers as in 2003. As I loved and enjoyed exactly summer 2003, I happily look forward and hope that the climate improvement comes round switfly, the earlier the better

However, people over.-estimate the influence of mankind quite heavily
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So will global warming also cause world wars?
It'll displace millions and threaten food and fresh water supplies.

Maybe not "world", but wars are all but inevitable. "Fortunately", most of them will be fought in the third world.
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Old 19.01.2014, 23:06
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

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An "expert" predicted that there will be more such horrible summers as in 2003. As I loved and enjoyed exactly summer 2003, I happily look forward and hope that the climate improvement comes round switfly, the earlier the better

However, people over.-estimate the influence of mankind quite heavily


about "As I loved and enjoyed exactly summer 2003" - me too; swam in the Rhine every day for months.


In reality nobody knows how global warming will change the climate in any individual country.
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Been a bit quiet on this front recently. Wondered what you'd all make ot this Telegraph article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/env...r-so-long.html
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

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Been a bit quiet on this front recently.
Are you referring to this thread or to the topic in general?

At least Swiss media are still running in full scaremongering mode.

Just today: Das Weltkulturerbe geht baden

Thanks for the Telegraph link, can't read it right now, but looks interesting.
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Old 06.04.2014, 12:13
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

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Been a bit quiet on this front recently. Wondered what you'd all make ot this Telegraph article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/env...r-so-long.html
Lots of exaggeration and unnecessary claims by both sides.
Myself I would like an agreed scientific explanation for the fact that there was practically no global warming yet this century; I mean the global warming that was forecast by the climate models last century for the first decades of 2014.
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

It seems that global warming is not reducing the number of polar bears!


Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently admitted to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was “simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.”
Crockford has been critical of official polar bear population estimates because they fail to include five large subpopulations of polar bears. Due to the uncertainty of the populations in these areas, PBSG did not include them in their official estimate — but the polar bear group did include other subpopulation estimates.
PBSG has for years said that global polar bear populations were between 20,000 and 25,000, but these estimates are likely much lower than how many polar bears are actually living in the world.
“Based on previous PBSG estimates and other research reports, it appears there are probably at least another 6,000 or so bears living in these regions and perhaps as many as 9,000 (or more) that are not included in any PBSG ‘global population estimate,’” Crockford wrote on her blog.
“These are guesses, to be sure, but they at least give a potential size,” Crockford added.
PBSG disclosed this information to Crockford ahead of the release of their Circumpolar Polar Bear Action Plan in which they intend to put a footnote explaining why their global population estimate is flawed.
“As part of past status reports, the PBSG has traditionally estimated a range for the total number of polar bears in the circumpolar Arctic,” PBSG says in its proposed footnote. “Since 2005, this range has been 20-25,000. It is important to realize that this range never has been an estimate of total abundance in a scientific sense, but simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.”


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/30/sc...#ixzz34BJbBdey
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

Today Cryosphere reports 2,112 million km2 more sea ice around Antarctica than normal, this is the highest level of sea ice for over 35 years.
We right now have an area matching the size of Greenland of extra sea ice floating around Antarctica.

I thought global warming was supposed to reduce the amount of sea ice?

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I thought global warming was supposed to reduce the amount of sea ice?
Dude, it's now 'Climate Change', so doesn't matter if it increases, decreases, or stays the same!

Where have you been?

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Dude, it's now 'Climate Change', so doesn't matter if it increases, decreases, or stays the same!

Where have you been?

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True we need to get the thread title changed
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

When you consider that one erupting volcano can remove all the carbon savings made over 10 years, and the earth will cool due to the dust in the atmosphere, the people that worry about global warming should just be quiet and wait for the result.

I am happy to go along with energy saving, and recycling, why give money away for energy and why poison the planet? But it is sad that a whole industry has built up on science measuring miniscule changes.

Around 1500 AD the earth was much warmer than today. The specialists tell us that cannot be true as they couldn't make accurate thermometers(?). Now the pundits are saying it is going to get even warmer - who says so, and why? Nobody knows how much nuclear activity there was on the sun's surface in 1500, and there were very few people around, so what made the earth so hot in those years? Chinese gunpowder?

We are having the wool pulled over our eyes by poor scientists looking for funding.
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I thought global warming was supposed to reduce the amount of sea ice?
The Swiss have been digging up the glaciers, to release extra land to build second homes. Where did they put all this ice? Now the truth is out!
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When you consider that one erupting volcano can remove all the carbon savings made over 10 years, and the earth will cool due to the dust in the atmosphere, the people that worry about global warming should just be quiet and wait for the result.

I am happy to go along with energy saving, and recycling, why give money away for energy and why poison the planet? But it is sad that a whole industry has built up on science measuring miniscule changes.

Around 1500 AD the earth was much warmer than today. The specialists tell us that cannot be true as they couldn't make accurate thermometers(?). Now the pundits are saying it is going to get even warmer - who says so, and why? Nobody knows how much nuclear activity there was on the sun's surface in 1500, and there were very few people around, so what made the earth so hot in those years? Chinese gunpowder?

We are having the wool pulled over our eyes by poor scientists looking for funding.
About "I am happy to go along with energy saving, and recycling, why give money away for energy and why poison the planet? But it is sad that a whole industry has built up on science measuring miniscule changes. " Me too
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About "I am happy to go along with energy saving, and recycling, why give money away for energy and why poison the planet? But it is sad that a whole industry has built up on science measuring miniscule changes. " Me too
That's pretty much my philosophy. By all means reduce pollution and waste, invest in other energy sources (Nuclear baby ) etc. But don't do it in the name of some "We're all going to die!" bullshit hysteria. The people it has benefitted most are those who have created a faux industry based on "trading" ficticious carbon quotas. I mean, come on.
This planet will be here a long, long time after we have shuffled of our mortal coil as a species and will certainly undergo far more extreme climate changes than we will ever experience in our little lifetimes.
Look after and clean up what we have, but don't scare me into doing so.
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

Couple of headlines from last couple of days

"Greenhouse gas emissions rise at fastest rate for 30 years"

and

"2014 Hurricane season a bust so far – no named storms at peak of season, last time was 1992"

We are past halfway through the Hurricane season (circa 6 weeks left) and so far there were only four named storms in the Atlantic; all Category 1.

Compare with the peak year 1995 when there were 19 named storms.

Still we all know that increased CO2 is causing extreme weather and worse hurricanes.

Of course we could still get a big one
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

So according to the US Govt. the period Jan to Aug 2014 shows Global surface temps as the third highest ever despite all the mumbo Jumbo about El Nino conditions this year forecasting the hottest year ever.
Of course there are 4 months left of this year so we could yet see records being broken...
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

Lockheed Martin has announced a breakthrough in developing nuclear fusion technology.
If true and feasible this would completely change the world energy picture; realising the dream of clean and cheap energy production without CO2 production as by-products and without the risk of run away nuclear fission reactors.
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

link for your convenience:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamp...world-forever/
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