a reply to: jrod
Gotta love a website that links to itself within the article to prove its claims.
That article focus on stability
, not temperature, and that graph that they use is ridiculously cherry-picked to make it the most alarming
depiction of recent years as it could be, as if the mean temperature between 1960 and 1991 is some magical metric to which the climate after the
should be compared.
In unaltered reality, though, this is what temperatures looked like before, during, and after the YD period:
It's not some relatively super-smooth curve, it has dramatic fluctuations within the entirety of the time period following the Younger Dryas. But the
reality IS that civilizations have flourished in the millennia since that time, and not so much before, and if you consider the aftermath of that
period, one can't help but notice a dramatic increase of relative
stability of a warmer climate. But, of course, we all know that even since
the YD period, we have had some very, very cold times and some very very warm times.
So, please, in all of the wisdom of the linked article, please show me wherein lies this "lie" that your thread title cites.
You berate other for invoking the Gore fear factor, yet you're basing a thread on a "ThinkProgress" article that cites misleading graphs (that, of
course, MUST put a scary prediction line in bright red going straight up) and prints quotes that just have to bring the Koch Brothers into it.
And then, at the bottom, in a story that says the EPA director is lying about how humans flourished most during warming trends, there's this:
In fact, as climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe explained last month, “There is no one perfect temperature for the earth, but there is for us
humans, and that’s the temperature we’ve had over the last few thousands of years when we built our civilization, agriculture, economy, and
says exactly the same thing if you put the larger climate picture into the story, and not just make assumptions as to what one
interprets Mr. Pruitt as meaning.
Seriously, she's saying exactly the same thing as Pruitt. Did you think that we wouldn't recognize this or something? Why else would you post such a
blatantly biased and deceptive article?
Caveat: I may or may not be on here again today after I post this, so if you respond and I don't, it's not because I'm avoiding a
edit on 9-2-2018 by SlapMonkey because: reworded paragraph two so that it made gramattical sense