Scientists more convinced mankind is main cause of warming

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satori23 wrote:

masked trend could lead to spontaneous bank combustion’ in eurozone

Sep 27, 2013 5:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

The United States has thumbed our nose at the world community time and time again, when it comes to any real consideration of mitigating climate catastrophe. I am also sure the U.N. report is dead-on correct. Our legacy generations from now will be seen as cursed plunderers, squabbling among ourselves while ignoring the obvious. Our ideas of “visionaries” are those who develop the newest cell phones.

Sep 27, 2013 6:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
leungsite wrote:

The human kind not just warm up the atmosphere, will burn it down eventually. North Pole glaciers soon turn into Russian economic ocean. The equatorial region will be unfit for inhabitation, with men suffering from inchoate fertility.

Concerted global effort ? No country takes lead and Obamacare for own health not environment. All treaties either expired or dishonored.

Sep 27, 2013 6:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
YogiAryan wrote:

Tackling green house is the best approach to end the Islam terrorism. As someone pointed America is lost in innovations of glamour world like cell phones. They need to re-focus on basic sciences and to the those aspects that are important for safe & healthy living.

Sep 27, 2013 6:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrina12 wrote:

I guess when you hear a lie shouted at you over and over again, you believe it. Or you just stop fighting and give the BULLY what he wants. They never stop, go away or disappear. they get what they want through intimidation, incrimentalism or just plain fear. Adolph did it and the lesson was learned by the extreme out of control enviro nuts who have lied about the data for years. Yesterday we see photos of expanding ice, today this as a counter attack.

Sep 27, 2013 6:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrina12 wrote:

I guess when you hear a lie shouted at you over and over again, you believe it. Or you just stop fighting and give the BULLY what he wants. They never stop, go away or disappear. they get what they want through intimidation, incrimentalism or just plain fear. Adolph did it and the lesson was learned by the extreme out of control enviro nuts who have lied about the data for years. Yesterday we see photos of expanding ice, today this as a counter attack.

Sep 27, 2013 6:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrina12 wrote:

DO NOT edit or prevent my comment from being viewed. The last I looked, its is still the USA. 9Unless you feel otherwise)

Sep 27, 2013 6:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ccharles wrote:

Here they want to talk about climate warming, you dont have to worry about the climate warming. Fukashima is going to take care of the issue of warming and that wont be an issue any more. They have 3 nuclear reactors in melt down, more likely already burned through the floor of the containment vessels, and has been releasing untold amounts of radiation now for 2 years. Starting in November they will start trying to move the rods from the damage #4 unit, and that poses a real and major risk for the entire globe.

Its pretty bad when you have all these so called bright minds and they overlook fukashima.. The lack of the goverments telling the truth on this is criminal.

Sep 27, 2013 7:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BlueOkie wrote:

What a croc! Let’s disregard the past 15 years and rely on total projections for the next 15 years. Really! Who pays these people. Do they drive cars and fly in airplanes or use carbon at all. I’ll bet they do. If they didn’t report this junk, they’d lose their funding.

Sep 27, 2013 8:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BlueOkie wrote:

Russia has the right answer, throw the protestors in jail. Leave them there.

Sep 27, 2013 8:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SeeAllEvil wrote:

Arctic Sea ice grows 60% in 2013, Antarctic Sea ice growing, how can this happen in a warming climate? IT CAN’T!!! Peak temperatures hit in 2000 and are going down, not up! IPCC is funded by governments with an agenda of spending money on ridiculous programs such as space mirrors and cloud seeding. Will they order you to paint your home’s roof white to aid in the sun’s reflectivity? The global carbon credit program is already in place and just another way to suck money out of YOU! Educate yourselves on how these governments plan to mitigate global “warming” and find out the TRUTH! The hubris of man is disgusting.

Sep 27, 2013 8:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
btao wrote:

Did everyone miss that temperatures haven’t risen in 15 years? Did you miss that Arctic Ice is going to set a record this year for area/volume? Everyone has been stumping based on the same few reports that are old, incomplete, and biased.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to preserve the ecosystem, I’m all for that. I think many people, including scientists, do not have all the data necessary to make such judgements. A historical climate timeline has signaled constant rises and falls in temperature for the history of the planet. What makes anyone thing that it’s just going to stay the same? Who’s to say we are really the cause when “evidence” is circumstantial and left open to interpretation?

Go save the planet, there’s nothing bad about that. I want it to still be here when my kids grow up. I don’t believe for a second that we can be 95% certain that we know what’s going on, because with the debate alone on this, I’d discount it to about 20%.

Sep 27, 2013 8:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
btao wrote:

ccharles: And that has what exactly to do with any of this? They have been having typhoons for…… ever? Some are big, some are small. What makes that relevant to climate change? NOTHING. See this is the problem, people start blaming natural disasters on climate change when there’s no correlation, and then get all heated up over it.

Sep 27, 2013 8:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
barenski wrote:

dude , this is how UN works:
1. hire scientists
2. tell them to write a report there is a crisis
3. make sure the report says that UN can definitely solve the crisis if everyone does what they say

Sep 27, 2013 9:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

*Many world leaders called for stronger action to rein in rising greenhouse gas emissions and limit a rise in temperatures to within manageable limits after the report, which estimated that humanity has burnt more than half the available carbon.*

They say this – while they ride in Limos and fly in private jets.
In otherwords – we need a new tax on the people!!

Sep 27, 2013 9:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

Which “leading scientists” are we kow-towing to in this article?
Answer: “governmental”. For a SCIENTIFIC analysis of the “climate change” propaganda barrage, conducted by non-political scientists like Fred Singer, go here: http://climatechangereconsidered.org/

Sep 27, 2013 9:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Oh but here’s the cool part – they go on about this… but…

Ok – so the Earth has been here for 4.5 billion years. We have been collecting good climate data for… let’s be giving and say 500 years.

So we have 500 years of data, out of a possible 4,500,000,000
hmm – that’s just 0.000011111111111111112% of the possible data.

And they say they have ‘conclusive amounts of data’? So – WE KNOW EVERYTHING based on the last 500 years (really, it’s more like 200 – if that) and can extrapolate the rest huh?

heheh, that’s funny.

Sep 27, 2013 9:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mabolzich wrote:

Sorry boys, mankind doesn’t believe your made up, pretend, controlled, computer scenarios. I wish I had a job where I could put a bunch of “facts” into a computer program, publish the results as the truth, and sway the weak minded, tree huggers to my “point of view”. Here’s some news, the world has gone through cooling and warming cycles since the beginning of time. The long period of good climate we’ve had is unusual. Personally. I would like it a few degrees warmer. I got some property about 25 miles from the coast and I’m hoping it will become beach property.

Sep 27, 2013 10:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
antonius2618 wrote:

Ice cores scientists obtained in Greenland shows that a temperature increase of around 9 degrees was man-made too. Too bad that 9 degree increase was 20,000 years ago. LOL Don’t believe the State Run media or ‘scientists’ who are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, etc. They are attempting to justify a “carbon tax”.

Sep 27, 2013 10:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mabolzich wrote:

A bunch of crap!

Sep 27, 2013 10:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mabolzich wrote:

A bunch of crap!

Sep 27, 2013 10:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mabolzich wrote:

You refrain from publishing comments that don’t meet your point of view.

Sep 27, 2013 10:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mabolzich wrote:

You refrain from publishing comments that don’t meet your point of view.

Sep 27, 2013 10:08am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SeeAllEvil wrote:

According to NASA, our current solar cycle 24 is at solar maximum but is the WEAKEST in 100 years and they don’t know why. Predictions for solar cycle 25 sunspots are projected to be lower than solar cycle 24 and many expert scientists outside of the IPCC are forecasting global cooling to last at least 200 years or more, possibly leading to a mini ice age or worse. Global warming is better than global cooling in respect to agriculture and that, my friends, is what they don’t want you to know.

Sep 27, 2013 10:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

Let me get this straight. Hundreds (if not thousands) of the World’s top climate scientists (representing over 90% of them) agree that the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate due to man-made pollutants.
Deniers on a news site with little (if any) science education say they are wrong and/or lying. Are you confused, easily mislead or stupid?

Sep 27, 2013 10:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Miner49er wrote:

Most scientists are certain that warming causes CO2 and other greenhouse gases to be emitted from the earth, and not vice-versa.

Manmade global warming is a monstrous lie that is now unraveling. These rent-seeking fools & knaves would do well to disassociate themselves from this massive con job as soon as possible, lest they be tarred & feathered with the other mischief-makers when the adverse consequences of their policies are realized.

Sep 27, 2013 10:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
antonius2618 wrote:

Why do they even have a comment section if ‘monitor’ whatever they dislike?

Sep 27, 2013 11:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

@ gregbrew56: “Deniers on a news site with little (if any) science education say they are wrong…”

“Deniers”? Legitimate scientists aren’t in the business of denial. They leave that sort of “value” judgement to propagandists. Read:
http://climatechangereconsidered.org/

Sep 27, 2013 11:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
crowleykirk wrote:

You people are smoking the funny stuff stuff again.

it’s climate change and nothing more. The USA is the cleanest country there is in terms of the environment. Who do you think started these green Initiatives anyway.

The green Ponzi scheme. It’s all political and about money… period.

Sep 27, 2013 11:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
WiseOne2 wrote:

For all naysayers consider this. I will believe your argument if you publish in a scientific journal on climate science and get 50 percent of those scientists to reconsider that the climate is being affected by human released gases in the atmosphere. Prove it. If you are right publish and get the acclaim. Show the math. Publish and prove or you are just Jethro in his garage with an “opinion”.

Sep 27, 2013 11:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
McLibertarian wrote:

There is no corelation between the level of CO2 and Global Warming. There is however a corelation between CFCs which were depleting the ozone layer, which is why since there regulation we have seen temps reduced. Here is a good article

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130530132443.htm

Sep 27, 2013 11:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
McLibertarian wrote:

One other comment to add is that yes the earth is warming and has been for several thousand years. If the earth had not been warming, we woudl still have much of the Northern Hemisphere covered with glaciers.

Sep 27, 2013 11:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
McLibertarian wrote:

the earth has climate trends and has for thousands of years of warming and cooling with even mini ice ages. There was a much higher degree of Co2 in the atmosphere when dinosaurs roamed the earth and still life was supoorted.

Sep 27, 2013 11:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MikeHaseler wrote:

Have you noticed that the less the IPCC think anyone will believe them the more confident they say they are?

Last time they said it was “very likely”. Now it is “extremely likely”. Another 15 years with no warming they could say it was dead certain and still no one with any sense would believe them.

Sep 27, 2013 11:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
diluded0000 wrote:

It is dangerous when people confuse their personal belief systems with scientific facts. If a scientist says, “mixing a beaker full of 5 mols of this gas with 3 mols of another gas will create this reaction and this much heat”, people believe it. If a weather forecaster says, “based on our climate models, it is most likely going to rain tomorrow” you don’t plan on painting your house, you believe it. If your doctor says, “take this medication, it will fix your problem”, you don’t run around saying, “stupid biased liberal doctor is trying to pay the rent”.

So ask yourself, “why don’t I believe these particular scientist?”. What, or who, got into your head to make you all of a sudden stop believing experts in this field. Someone is tricking you. Did they convince you that the government is going to take away your truck, or the HVAC in your house? Are you worried about a little personal discomfort? Do you realize deep down, that your lifestyle might actually start killing off the people on the planet, and it scares you, so you lash out? What gives? All they are looking at doing is slowly making cars more efficient, making buildings better insulated, spending some money to figure out how to make cheap solar panels, and that sort of thing. It isn’t some conspiracy to destroy our extravagant lifestyles, just a few tweeks to keep from using up all the breathable air, and destroying all the arable land on the planet.

Sep 27, 2013 11:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Oklahoma politicians don’t need science. They have gut feelings :)

Sep 27, 2013 12:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Deniers and birthers, two peas and a pod. All the evidence points to one conclusion, yet they insist that it is not right. And I bet 99% of the deniers/birthers also believe in an invisible man in the sky, yet there is ZERO evidence of that.

Sep 27, 2013 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

This is fantastic news. Humans can actually increase the earth’s temperature. This bodes well for when another volcanic eruption like Krakatoa happens and the ash plumes cool our earth by 2 degrees.

Our puny scientific data from earth with little to no data from the Sun solar activities makes a giant supposition that we actually have the ability to change the global temperature and this is not a phenomena or cyclical activity from the main source of energy – the Sun.

Methinks Buffalo farts from 200 years ago really caused a major global warming trend and thanks to the Indians and White Man we were able to decrease global warming by exterminating 95% of the Buffalo worldwide.

Sep 27, 2013 1:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

I love how when there’s a tiny little warming trend, they claim it’s proof positive that we are all doomed. And when there’s a little cooling trend, they say it won’t last and doesn’t mean anything. lol

If you ever come across one of these quacks, look them right in the eyes and ask them how it is that 1/4 of a percent of man made C02 contributing to the greenhouse effect, is somehow allegedly changing the whole world… but the other 90+ percent of what makes up the greenhouse effect… plain old water vapor… is somehow not an issue at all. Guaranteed, they’ll stand their with a stupid look on their face, because they have no answer.

Ice core samples for decades have shown natural C02 counts up in the thousands… back before people even existed. The paltry count we have now is nothing.

These idiots and their dumb theories, are just desperately grasping at anything to survive. Meanwhile, the moron politicians turn the whole world upside down over this BS. Indigenous forests that all the hysterical eco nuts were screaming about saving 20 years ago… are now getting mowed down to plant palm oil trees. It’s always something with these people.

Sep 27, 2013 2:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
GeoffWard wrote:

Politicians think in terms of 4-5 years, industrialists think of a 200 year history of industrialisation (if they think of history at all), but ecologists and geologists recognise that the ‘climate wheel’ turns in tens of millions of years.
It would be some politician who said “Let’s protect the planet not just for our children’s children, but for the species living in ten million year’s time” .. and yet it would be nice to think that there would be ancestors of the human species around in the distant future.

A spasmic shift in the world’s climate is not unlikely (a thousand years or so in ecological time) – it would be ridiculous to think that if humans cut down the last tree it would be without consequences; yet that is where we are heading … destruction of an evolved biosphere under the impact of a world covered by an all-consuming species.

The human species might survive through a whole geological era – after all we have sentience and ‘brain-power’; and this that we have evolved cannot be ‘un-evolved’ … but it can be replaced by better suited creatures.
It might not be the meek that inherit the earth but – with the help of us humans – it might be the cockroaches.
“The king is dead … Long live the king!”

Sep 27, 2013 2:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

dd606 writes: “Ice core samples for decades have shown natural C02 counts up in the thousands… back before people even existed. The paltry count we have now is nothing.”

There is a reason people did not exist back then. The earth was too hot under those CO2 levels, and it was uninhabitable.

As for natural sources of CO2, so what? There are ‘natural’ sources of poop in the world. Doesn’t mean you want your neighbor’s dog crapping on your lawn 7 times a day. More is not better.

Other than that, yes. You really stumped us with your brilliance :)

Sep 27, 2013 3:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:

I see the Aluminum Foil crowd is here in force, too bad they lack any scientific knowledge and listen to way too much AM radio.

Sep 27, 2013 4:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

ButchfromPA reasons: “Our puny scientific data from earth with little to no data from the Sun solar activities makes a giant supposition that we actually have the ability to change the global temperature and this is not a phenomena or cyclical activity from the main source of energy – the Sun.”

Uh…. the sun is THE source of energy in this. Always. No one is disputing that and no one is calling CO2 ‘energy’. We’re talking here about trapping more solar energy than we used to. And here’s the problem for deniers. As atmospheric waste, CO2 becomes a sort of visquine plastic tarp around the earth. That’s not really a disputed concept. What is disputed is how far along we are in tarp-making, and how long it will take to become critical. So to say it’s not happening at all is just a kind of silly tv-watching while the neighbor humps your wife upstairs :)

Sep 27, 2013 4:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Mazer wrote:

When the people refuse to listen to those that present an educated, researched, and peer reviewed opinion truth has truly perished.

Sep 27, 2013 5:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

When 99% of climate change deniers in the entire world come from one political party in the US, that should tell you all there is to know about them.

Sep 28, 2013 1:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
stilldazed wrote:

If the climatologists and politicians that are benefiting from the AGW fear-mongering (through funding and power grabs) are so concerned, why aren’t they living in an Amish like community? Better yet, becoming hunter gatherers and living in caves, the new Stone Age (less use of resources). Instead the climatologists give the politicians that control the purse strings the pretext for the power to force us to live as they tell us to (which conveniently excludes them).
How many ice age cycles has the Earth been through? Didn’t the Earth warm in between the ice ages?
I have noticed that the people that proclaim to be so very concerned about AGW are on the internet (using power) and I am sure have cell phones, TVs, cars and all the other tech/power using modern comfort such as air conditioning and central heat. Talk is cheap, when I can’t hear or see you any more, I might believe you.

Sep 28, 2013 6:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Human activity obviously has always contributed to some changes everywhere: forests, land, air, and sea. We as a species have always lived with it. Now, the apocalyptic tunes are trumpeted loudly that man is solely responsible for an approaching climate change catastrophe based mainly on the increase in atmospheric CO2 along with a few other trace gases. Yes, we are contributing some, but not enough for the blame line being preached. It was trumpeted that the Arctic would be ice free in the summer of 2013. Instead, it has rebounded for the month of August this cool summer by 29%. It is also trumped that CO2 raises temperatures thereby causing more airborne water vapour moisture to enter the atmosphere. This in turn, it is trumpeted, creates a positive feedback for runaway global warming. Yet, the facts are in that cities with higher humidity have lower air temperatures than the more arid cities. More moisture actually cools the cities, not warm them. If CO2 puts more moisture into the air, as trumpeted, this has a cooling effect that offsets from the claimed upper atmosphere warming.

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