Once Wsj Starts Talking Melting Ice Caps, You Know Its Game Over For Denialists

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. I wonder if our resident et global warming denialist brain trust can admit they are wrong?

    Polar Ice Sheets Melt Faster
    Shrinkage in Greenland, Antarctica Has Sent Ocean Levels Higher, Study Says
    Higher temperatures over the past two decades have caused the polar ice sheets to melt at an accelerating rate, contributing to an almost half-inch rise in global sea levels, according to the most comprehensive study done so far.

    Scientists long have struggled to get a fix on whether the permanent ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are gaining or losing ice. Past satellite-based measurements either were limited in scope or suffered from methodological inconsistencies.

    The new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, estimates that the melting of the ice sheets as a whole has raised global sea levels by 11.1 millimeters (0.43 inch) since 1992. That represents one-fifth of the total sea-level increase recorded in that period.
  2. wrong about what?
    The earth goes through geological changes and has for billions of years?

    Or maybe you think it's only 6000, but now all of a sudden it needs our attention/control the past 20 yrs?
  3. No, they will never admit to man-made global warming, even though it's common sense, because to do so would make them question all the other crap they have been fed by the GOP propaganda machine. If the GOP is wrong about something as definitive and provable as AGW then maybe they're wrong about other things and that's something they can't entertain.
  4. When in the past was 8 gigatons of CO2 per year released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels?

  5. I've noticed a change over the last 20 years. People talk too much. This is the main reason for the increase in CO2.

    People need to shut up.:cool:

    Anyone ride a inner city bus? Black people all talk at the same time. Know what I'm sayin?
  6. Nutmeg, you are starting to crack, friend. Maybe you should take some time away from ET for a bit.
  7. 1)What's a fossil fuel?

    2) Why are you only concerned about it being released in this way?
  8. gwb-trading


    125 Leading Scientists (including all the world's top meteorologists) tell the UN to stop lying about man-made climate change and stop pushing bad public policy for a problem that does not exist.

    OPEN CLIMATE LETTER TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: Current scientific knowledge does not substantiate Ban Ki-Moon assertions on weather and climate, say 125 scientists.

    The U.K. Met Office recently released data showing that there has been no statistically significant global warming for almost 16 years. During this period, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations rose by nearly 9% to now constitute 0.039% of the atmosphere. Global warming that has not occurred cannot have caused the extreme weather of the past few years. Whether, when and how atmospheric warming will resume is unknown. The science is unclear. Some scientists point out that near-term natural cooling, linked to variations in solar output, is also a distinct possibility.
    The incidence and severity of extreme weather has not increased. There is little evidence that dangerous weather-related events will occur more often in the future. The U.N.’s own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in its Special Report on Extreme Weather (2012) that there is “an absence of an attributable climate change signal” in trends in extreme weather losses to date. The funds currently dedicated to trying to stop extreme weather should therefore be diverted to strengthening our infrastructure so as to be able to withstand these inevitable, natural events, and to helping communities rebuild after natural catastrophes such as tropical storm Sandy.
  9. http://richarddawkins.net/news_arti...fic-credibility-in-one-pie-chart#.ULKDcIc8DTo

  10. gwb-trading


    #10     Nov 30, 2012