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As a staunch CAGW-sceptic, admittedly, begrudgingly, I have to agree with mc_squared as far as these arguments go.
all we need to do to get an absolute measurement of the CO2-greenhouse effect is to measure the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) incoming/outgoing radiative-imbalance on CO2 absorption-wavelengths (although to the best of my knowledge this has yet to be done).
Here we analyse the difference between the spectra of the outgoing longwave radiation of the Earth as measured by orbiting spacecraft in 1970 and 1997. We find differences in the spectra that point to long-term changes in atmospheric CH4, CO2 and O3 as well as CFC-11 and CFC-12. Our results provide direct experimental evidence for a significant increase in the Earth's greenhouse effect that is consistent with concerns over radiative forcing of climate.
Tiny mammals lived in the shadow of the dinosaurs for more than 150 million years, occupying ecological niches as small, nocturnal animals weighing as little as 2 grams. The ancestors of mammals, animals called synapsids, actually appeared before dinosaurs. Mammals remained relatively small until 65 million years ago, when the demise of the dinosaurs left a mass of niches for larger mammals to fill. Most of the types of mammals we know today evolved after this time.
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by XRaDiiX
I'm not a scientist but it doesn't take a scientist to realize that pumping massive amounts of pollutants into the environment, especially the atmosphere, will affect the climate to some extent. Now from what I understand the extent to which we've messed up the Climate is still being debated, what is not being debated in scientific circles is that we are doing damage. To my knowledge no climatologist studying Climate Change defers to Al Gore as some kind of expert, he simply gets some credit for bringing global warming to the forefront of people's minds.
Regardless of how much damage we've done to the environment we should still do our best to stop Climate Change by ceasing to pollute as much as we do, if not for the well being of future generations of humans than because it's the morally right thing to do for the entire planet and every living thing on it.edit on 9-5-2011 by Titen-Sxull because: (no reason given)
From here, I'll shift focus to the famous "Club Of Rome", who's members include Al Gore, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, George Soros, and many more.. These are some excerpts from their 1992 report entitled "The First Global Revolution"...