posted on Nov, 2 2010 @ 11:15 AM
reply to post by The_Liberator
I have noticed that many on this site claim global warming to be a “hoax”, and I realize that many of those people are quite
literally inconvincible (try convincing a creationist that the earth is more than 6000 years old and you‘ll understand what I‘m
Conflating two unconnected topics here: creationism and skeptism of CAGW.
Methane is 20-70 percent more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2, depending on the time frame (because it degrades to become CO2 after a few
years, depending on its concentration). According to the researchers, so much methane is stored in the East Siberian Arctic shelf, that if only 1%
were to be released, it would cause CATASTROPHIC climate change practically overnight….ONE PERCENT PEOPLE….and it is melting NOW.
How dramatic it all sounds. But it's all a question of scale and I think we need to keep a sense of proportion over it. I think the essential question
at issue is that of how much radiation enhancement the CH4 greenhouse is actually producing right now. You can see how much radiation CH4 absorbs in
comparison to H2O and CO2. It only absorbs radiation over three meager bands many of which, are far from peak surface and its
overlap significantly with H20. Doesn't look
so scary now, does it? H2O is by far the chief contributor to the greenhouse effect. Most of the predicted warming (around 3C) 'still in the pipeline'
according to the IPCC will come mainly from H2O feedback amplification. Incidentally CH4 appears conspicuously absent from the IPCC's
Also, 2010 is the hottest year on record so far.
According to what data-set? It isn't the hottest year on record according to the RSS and HADCrut3 data? You must be referring to the GISS? Surely
you're aware that the surface-based thermometers they use are conveniently sited next to air conditioners? Also, you should read up on NOAA's
malfunctioning temperature-reading satellites here
Enlightening read. To quote the article, "NOAA is now fighting a rearguard legal defense to hold onto some semblance of credibility with growing
evidence of systemic global warming data flaws by government climatologists". Even if it was the hottest year since records began though, records only
began just over 100 years ago. That's not very long. And the temperature has been rising for 200 years since we came out of the Little Ice Age.
Global warming is about to make us extinct
And thus you fall prey to the numberless witting and unwitting frauds of this world.
edit on 2-11-2010 by Nathan-D because: (no reason