posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 01:45 PM
100 yrs is not even the blink of an eye in climate terms is it?
The earth has had a weather climate now for billions of years hasn't it?
We know it has varied in temperature over that time massively from extreme highs where the poles were not frozen to almost the whole planet being
submerged in ice don't we?
As you can see we are still coming out of the last ice age geologically speaking so surely we should expect temperature average across the entire
planet on average to be increasing.
Even within a few hundred years of weather data we had the Maunder minimum did we not?
The main trouble with these arguments is that people cherry pick pick data to suit what they are arguing as indeed i have done above. The difference
being i have linked to as complete a data set as i could find with a couple of clicks.
Also people tend to look at the weather they personally experience which is a tiny fraction of the global picture and as most people on ATS i would
guess are from USA and Europe particularly the north then according to climate models we should personally expect to see lower temperatures for a
while yet due to the shifts in weather patterns drawing the arctic air further south as it warms and gains more energy before the overall affect of
globally temperatures rising starts to bring us warmer temperatures.
However we are only a small part of the planet and other parts of the planet are seeing temperatures increase.
As climate moves at it's own very slow pace, aided or not by human activity however briefly a blip we may be, what seems to us to be established
weather patterns will always be changing sometimes slowly sometimes quickly with periods of relative stability between - most of human history is one
of those quiet periods.
Can't find a decent link for this but i remember watching a programme where it was explained very well (yes i know)
But i did find this while looking for a decent link for the above link
An estimated 40 percent of estuarine and coastal waters is not "fishable or swimmable," primarily because of nutrients and bacteria from urban and
agricultural runoff and municipal wastewater treatment discharges
G25on has maps of USA and expected rise in sea level marked across it
and loads of other interesting stuff.