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originally posted by: Doc Holiday
I wish someone could post a timeline of temps from all the planets in out solar system...and quit yelling that the sky is falling..
originally posted by: Quantum_Squirrel
Actually, they didn't. While the Met Office seems keen on saying "since records began in 1914" to describe any kind of record-busting weather (such as 2007's "wettest summer"), it has records that go back much further.
The England and Wales Precipitation series, which measures rainfall and snow, goes back to 1766, and the Central England Temperature series, which covers the temperature from the south Midlands to Lancashire, is the longest-running record in the world, dating from 1659.
lets go on the best case that records of some sort began in 1659, we have only 355 years worth of weather data for earth and only 100 yrs of modern data recording methods.
the Earth is 4.5bn years old so out of a total of Earths weather we know a fraction of a percentage and that's being generous, how can we possibly link these things with such limited information, it could just be a natural cycle
its just my opinion of course
originally posted by: Deveron
a reply to: mbkennel
According to the reigning ideology in climate science, most of the slight warming of the earth over the past century is due to anthropogenic (man-made) emissions of greenhouse gases, and unless drastic steps are taken to curb these emissions the present century will see worldwide catastrophes - increased droughts, floods, storms, hurricanes, agricultural disasters, and disease.
This alarmist message is constantly repeated by mainstream scientific publications, environmentalist organizations, and the world media. The UK’s chief scientist Sir David King has said that global warming is so serious that Antarctica is likely to be the world’s only habitable continent by the end of this century!
Although it is frequently claimed
that the science behind global warming is ‘settled’ and that ‘consensus’ prevails, this is far from the truth.
The earth has been alternately warming and cooling for billions of years, and many scientists argue that present climate change is in no way unusual and could be caused mainly by natural processes.
It is true that the late 20th century was warmer than the earth has been for some 400 years, but 400 years ago a large part of the earth was in the grip of the Little Ice Age - from which we are still emerging.
Climate reconstructions for the past thousand years reveal a fairly coherent picture of major climatic episodes: Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age, and Recent Warming, but the amplitude of the temperature variations in different reconstructions varies significantly - a sign that the science is still very uncertain.
"Many researchers believe that about a thousand years ago, during the Medieval Warm Period, much of the earth was substantially warmer than today."
So you would rather believe the people making $22 Billion a Year for pushing the Climate Change agenda?
originally posted by: YarlanZey
It is used to sensationalise the weather and justify/promote the climate change/global warming agenda. The climate has been changing since the earth was formed and will continue to do so whether we are here or not.
It's not like the weathermen get it right every time either.