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originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: snchrnct
Regardless of Cooks credentials, he links credible studies to his arguments.
Because skepticalscience does not stroke your confirmation bias, you unleash ad hominem attacks on the site's creator while ignoring the plethorha of evidence that is present and cited on the site. This is a clear example of you being intellectually dishonest.
originally posted by: ApisM
a reply to: swanne
97% of scientists believe that AGW is what is happening to our climate. Not a majority, not most, but 97 freakin percent.
It is not unreasonable to think that the remaining 3% deluded, misinformed, or directly funded by those that profit from fossil fuel use.
This is about as certain as science can get.
originally posted by: KEACHI
a reply to: Ohanka
"It is quite preposterous to claim the Earth is not heating. "
Even a large percentage of the "climate change" supporting scientists claim the earth is cooling. You people need to straighten out your false propaganda.
originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: Zimnydran
We can all agree that pollution is bad, that having to waer a mask because of the smog simply to walk around like in China is plain wrong. We can all agree that oil spills and fracking are bad, we can all agree that killing trees and animals to the point of extinction is wrong.
We all know what we've gotta do.
originally posted by: jrod
No the other planets are not warming, that is a myth that keeps getting repeated. I am not stupid enough to believe it.
It's not the Sun!
Other planets are NOT warming!
originally posted by: bananasam
I understand your argument, however if anything about the analogy is flawed, it's that the subject is just you and not 7 billion people + life on earth.
1) To put it simply, it would be wrong to ignore something where you have a small chance of being right, and being wrong has huge consequences. The chance that climate change is natural variability has been rejected with over a 99% certainty.
There is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, our new research shows.
2) The fight against climate change just so happens to also reduce the cost of energy, reduce air pollution, and allows citizens to gain energy independence without being on a grid. These are things everyone can utilize.
As for your other points, I think it's a fair point to still make the argument about storms. I do not disagree and am happy you cited NOAA.
Rising water on the other hand is already affecting people. Note that part of it is climate change and part of it is natural local variability - but we still should do something about it because we see the signs.