reply to post by pasiphae
And here in europe it has been colder than normal for years in a row now.
Just because it is hot in your area does not mean it is like that everywhere.
In fact it can most likely be explained by the change in jet stream which also is what has given europe very cold winters lately.
Anthropogenic global warming is as much as scam as it always was. Global tepmeratures have been pretty much flat for a decade now, even though
according to global warming theory it should have increased.
Nearly all of the warming can entirely be explained by sun activity if you look at how EVERY warming and cooling period in the past coincidenced with
change in solar activity. We have now since 60s had the most active sun in over 8000 years and yet the global temperatures are nowhere near as high as
they were in early holocene/interglacial period which makes this current warming period of no significance.
If you go back further in time you will see that there is absolutely no real connection between increased levels of co2 and higher temperatures.
Instead it seems that it is temperature that modulates co2 levels as co2 lags a century or so BEHIND TEMPERATURES. And we have also had periods with
co2 levels being in THOUSANDS OF PPM range and yet we had ice ages hitting when the planet should have been frying according to the hoax.
Here is the temperatures for the entire holocene period:
As you can see absolutely nothing unusual when you take into the account the extreme solar activity during last decades.
You can also see that cooling and warming cycles last longer than the 30 years they use as proof of global warming.
Not only do they use such a short period, but they even cherry pick the period they use as "normal" so they can get the numbers they want. 30 years is
nothing more than weather when you look at the cycles in the long term trend.
Edit: I also forgot to mention that even during periods when earth had significantly higher temps than now does not meant it was hotter. In fact
fossils and ice core studies show that equator regions were actually a little bit less hot than today and that most of the warming took place in high
latitudes and winter. This means that climate was more stable and had less variation depending on latitude and season.
It is during cold periods that there are extremes both cold and warm which is the real threat to human and animal life.
There was a period where you even had sub tropical temperatures and fauna at 80~ degrees north but yet it was still liveable in the equator
The only threat from global warming is rising sea levels which happens so slowly that we can easily prepare.
edit on 26-1-2013 by juleol
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