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originally posted by: Konduit
The thing about climate change... is that most of the data is based on the weather patterns we've observed for maybe the last 150 years, tops.
We haven't been measuring weather on a global scale long enough to know what the "norm" is for a cycle that could go through changes for thousands of years at a time.
There are plenty of recordings throughout history of unseasonable highs and lows, droughts, famines, desiccation and changes to the trade winds. To think we know it all is just hubris.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Given, as another poster pointed out, that we've only been able to monitor this since the end of WWII, how on earth do they know that this is "unprecedented" and has never, ever happened before in all of earth's history?
Given the length of time that we've been monitoring this and the amount of time humans have been on the planet, I find it unlikely. Given the length of time we've been monitoring this and length of time life has been on earth, I find it even more unlikely. Given the length of time we've been monitoring this and the length of earth's history ... yeah, I think you know where this is going.
Top science groups tell climate change doubters in Congress to knock it off
In a letter dated Tuesday, 31 leading U.S. scientific organizations sent members of Congress a no-nonsense message that human-caused climate change is real, poses risks to society and is backed by overwhelming evidence.
“Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research concludes that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver,” the letter states. “This conclusion is based on multiple independent lines of evidence and the vast body of peer-reviewed science.”
The effort to draft the letter was spearheaded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), whose leader, Rush Holt — a former member of Congress, vigorously promoted its message.
“Climate change is real and happening now, and the United States urgently needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Holt, who was the U.S. representative for New Jersey’s 12th congressional district from 1999 to 2015. “We must not delay, ignore the evidence, or be fearful of the challenge.”
originally posted by: intrptr
My understanding is the Jet Stream can dip and wind all over the place. Conveniently, this global warming 'thing' is in the stratosphere, so the average layperson can't see it for themselves, they just have to take it at face value. See how they did that?
Theres your sign.
originally posted by: amazing
originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: DancedWithWolves
Scientists are clueless
LOL Every single scientist ever is clueless? Interesting. Wonder where medical progress, computers, modern surgery, moon landings, space program, smart phones, GPS...Chemistry, Biology...Where did all that come from. God I suppose. Our scientists were/are much too stupid to contribue to humanity in any meaningful way, eh? LOL
Scientists ARE clueless because they can't put this together.
originally posted by: LSU0408
a reply to: bknapple32
This is nothing new. The Earth's weather patterns have been changing like this for billions of years. Scientists ARE clueless because they can't put this together. All it takes is a little common sense. Humans were designed to adapt. These scientists are funded by the government to find the answers the government is looking for, otherwise they lose funding. Nothing will happen that we can't handle. You're too sensitive if someone not buying into this as a population and planet killer frightens you.
You're standing in a dense forest, and suddenly you see a huge wall of flame speeding towards you. "Oh wow that's a HUGE fire, I should do something." you say. Suddenly, someone comes up behind you and says "Naww, fires happen all the time in forests, don't worry about it. Stay right where you are."