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Now that your one point of opposition against my posts has been discredited, what do you have to say about them?
"We are all skeptics now. It appears that the UN is now acknowledging what an increasing number of scientists who study the climate have come to realize: Predictions of manmade catastrophic global warming are simply unsustainable," Senator Inhofe said.
Instead of having an actual debate you have Al Gore running around like chicken little saying the sky is falling and using 'so-called' facts to affect a population unwilling to do any research themselves.
It has been established that there are thousands of scientists who have concluded that global warming is not a threat, and that the temperature increase is related to something else. I guess everyone needs something to be afraid of. Personally, I'm much more afraid of Ten Thousand Year Old Magical Purple Dinosaurs taking over the world than I am of global warming.
Global warming is one of the most serious challenges facing us today. To protect the health and economic well-being of current and future generations, we must reduce our emissions of heat-trapping gases by using the technology, know-how, and practical solutions already at our disposal.
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Originally posted by Excitable_Boy
What do your husband and James Lovelock have to say about: Methane, Nitrous Oxide and Fluorocarbons??
And...what do your husband and James Lovelock have to say about the Bush Administration's handling of the global warming problem and the fact that the Bush Administration has done nothing to help the problem but in fact has passed legislation which has and will make the problem worse?
[edit on 11-12-2006 by Excitable_Boy]
Ancient climate change may portend toasty future
Scientists, including Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, have found that the Earth’s global warming, 55 million years ago, may have resulted from the climate’s high sensitivity to a long-term release of carbon. This finding contradicts the position held by many climate-change skeptics that the Earth system is resilient to such emissions. The work, led by Mark Pagani of Yale University, is published in the December 8, 2006, issue of Science magazine.
For some years scientists have known that an ancient global warming event, called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) beginning about 55 million years ago, was caused by a massive release of carbon. The geologic record shows that the ensuing greenhouse effect heated the planet by about 9° F (5° C), on average, in less than 10,000 years. The temperature increase lasted 170,000 years and caused profound changes to the world’s rainfall patterns, made the oceans acidic, and affected oceanic and terrestrial plant and animal life, including spawning the rise of our modern primate ancestors. But understanding just how much carbon was responsible for the temperature increase and where it came from remains elusive.
The new calculations used data from carbon found in fossils of ancient land plants and tiny marine organisms known as plankton. "We can tell that the amount of carbon released to the atmosphere and ocean was more or less the same as what is available today as coal, oil, and gas," Caldeira explained. "The carbon heated up the Earth for over 100,000 years. If the climate was as insensitive to CO2 as the climate skeptics claim, there would be no way to make the Earth so warm for so long."
The source of this ancient carbon is still a mystery. It might have come from massive fires burning coal and other ancient plant material, or it could have come from "burps" of methane from the continental shelves.
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So the US may pollute but we are not the worst in the world.
excite - My point is that the US is working on reducing it's amount of pollutants....whereas the other countries are not.