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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:00 AM   #51
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Fingers in ears, chanting la la la la, I can't hear you.

If you really don't care the best endorsement of your apathy would be not to comment.
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Global Warming Science
The science is clear. Global warming is happening.
We are the primary cause.


Scientists know that certain gases trap heat and act like a blanket to warm the planet. One of the most important is carbon dioxide (CO2), which we release into the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels — oil, coal, and natural gas — to generate electricity, power our vehicles, and heat our homes.

As we overload our atmosphere with carbon dioxide, more and more heat is trapped — and Earth steadily warms up in response. How do we know? The scientific evidence is overwhelming.

...Over the past 130 years, the global average temperature has increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, with more than half of that increase occurring over only the past 35 years. The pattern is unmistakable: Every one of the past 40 years has been warmer than the 20th century average. 2016 was the hottest year on record. The 12 warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998.

Detailed measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have been taken continuously for more than 50 years. The data show that CO2 levels have steadily increased every year. Today they are 25 percent higher than in 1957.

What's more, scientists have detailed records of past CO2 levels from ice core studies, which show that CO2 levels are higher today than at any point since our distant ancestors began migrating out of Africa 800,000 years ago.
...CO2 absorbs heat reflected from the Earth’s surface — heat that would otherwise pass freely into space. The CO2 then releases that heat, warming the Earth’s atmosphere.

As CO2 levels increase, the pace of warming accelerates. Satellite measurements confirm that less heat is escaping the atmosphere today than 40 years ago. Though other heat-trapping gases also play a role, CO2 is the primary contributor to global warming.

The climate has changed many times in the geologic past due to natural causes — including volcanic activity, changes in the sun’s intensity, fluctuations in Earth's orbit, and other factors — but none of these can account for the current rise in global temperatures....
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I could give a shit less what happens 100 years into the future and only care about the here and now. carpe diem

edit: planned obsolesence

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Global Warming Science
The science is clear. Global warming is happening.
We are the primary cause.


Scientists know that certain gases trap heat and act like a blanket to warm the planet. One of the most important is carbon dioxide (CO2), which we release into the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels — oil, coal, and natural gas — to generate electricity, power our vehicles, and heat our homes.

As we overload our atmosphere with carbon dioxide, more and more heat is trapped — and Earth steadily warms up in response. How do we know? The scientific evidence is overwhelming.



...Over the past 130 years, the global average temperature has increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, with more than half of that increase occurring over only the past 35 years. The pattern is unmistakable: Every one of the past 40 years has been warmer than the 20th century average. 2016 was the hottest year on record. The 12 warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998.

Detailed measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have been taken continuously for more than 50 years. The data show that CO2 levels have steadily increased every year. Today they are 25 percent higher than in 1957.

What's more, scientists have detailed records of past CO2 levels from ice core studies, which show that CO2 levels are higher today than at any point since our distant ancestors began migrating out of Africa 800,000 years ago.
...CO2 absorbs heat reflected from the Earth’s surface — heat that would otherwise pass freely into space. The CO2 then releases that heat, warming the Earth’s atmosphere.

As CO2 levels increase, the pace of warming accelerates. Satellite measurements confirm that less heat is escaping the atmosphere today than 40 years ago. Though other heat-trapping gases also play a role, CO2 is the primary contributor to global warming.

The climate has changed many times in the geologic past due to natural causes — including volcanic activity, changes in the sun’s intensity, fluctuations in Earth's orbit, and other factors — but none of these can account for the current rise in global temperatures....
More: Global Warming Science | Union of Concerned Scientists

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You got your scources , I got mine. But my scources aren't paid off with government largess and will to stand up to the forces of those who bend science to politics.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 10:44 AM   #55
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You got your scources , I got mine. But my scources aren't paid off with government largess and will to stand up to the forces of those who bend science to politics.
Your sources are paid off by Exxon and Koch, who have way more money to flash around than any government funded research agency.

If you look, you can still find the funding sources for the IPCC and other climate institutes.

It used to be possible to see where Wattsupwiththat, the Heartland Institute and such got their funding till about three years ago, then they quite allowing access to that info. I wonder why.
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You got your scources , I got mine. But my scources aren't paid off with government largess and will to stand up to the forces of those who bend science to politics.
True, your sources aren't paid off with government largess. They are paid off by fossil fueled largess.
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Try and get government funding that is designed to dispute big government AGW. And AGW is big government at work. And is a total fraud.

Funny, if it were not for private funding there would basically be a closed shop at work. And any monies spent by private organizations pales in comparison to the funding shoveled out by governments around the world to prove what they want proven. Equally funny is Big Oil spends far more promoting green than they ever spent on science that disputes the big government AGW meme.

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A case study in bending science to politics. Excerpts:

• Researchers who see global warming as something less than a planet-ending calamity believe the incoming Trump administration may allow their views to be developed and heard.

• “Here’s to hoping the Age of Trump will herald the demise of climate change dogma...."

• As much as they desire a more open-minded reception by their colleagues, they are hoping even more that the spigot of government research funding – which dwarfs all other sources – will trickle their way.

• President-elect Donald Trump, ... has called global warming a “hoax,”

Bending science to politics.
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Why scientist worried, If climate change is proven false Mann loses his funding.
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