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"Then our climate models show if you have permafrost and you warm the temperatures slowly, there is sort of a sweet spot in the model: When you cross it, the whole thing just goes," Pagani said.
These ancient hyperthermals are described by the researchers as intense bursts of warming, but nowadays the planet is warming more rapidly. Scientists anticipate that the melting Arctic permafrost is likely to exacerbate things.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by mee30
Predicting the weather, and figuring out weather patterns of the past are two completely different things.
Computers are just tools to help science.
I guess you don't believe in science. Don't believe the Ice Ages ever happened? Dinosaurs couldn't have existed because the Earth is only 10k years old?
Weather patterns from the past are based on the study of the Earth, which leaves behind very solid evidence that can be verified by numerous studies around the globe.
Not when you are using computer models! I believe that SOME science is legit, but just like everybody else scientists can be bought! They are not infallible and they also do not agree with each other! There are scientists that say we had no ice age and some say we did! That's my point! I have no idea how old the earth is and neither does anyone else.
I don't doubt that some evidence is left behind... But certainly not all! And also data can be manipulated! Just look at climategate to see that!
I think these models are very dangerous, I also see faith in scientists as being dangerous too, especially when they are making predictions or evaluating data... Science can tell us a certain amount, undoubtedly and I do not dismiss it in it's entirety but I am cautiously skeptical of their findings.
The data obtained from the LGR instruments showed that total annual flux for methane emissions from ESAS (8 teragrams, or 8 Tg) is nearly equivalent to the total estimated emissions from all the world’s oceans.