This was aired in England and is making some serious waves around the world.
I challenge any Al Gore fan to watch this documentary and not question his motives and principles.
By now you can find many sources where true scientists evaluated the content of that program and picked it apart with surgical precision.
If you believe in global warming will you explain to me why 55 million years ago the Arctic was subtropical and had CO2 of 2-3000 ppm compared to day of 380ppm. Someone is not telling the truth!
It's not a matter of belief at all, it's a fact. Global warming is happening, the evidence is incontrovertible.
Here is the problem most people have with the new Global warming religion. If you don't follow the party line of these lunatics, you are a heretic.
Yep, and 4 billion years ago the average global temperature would have been measured in thousands of degrees. Going back 55 million years is an irrelevant comparison, the continents were in different places and there was a good deal more volcanism going on. Times change. The earth began to warm up around 18,000 years ago, and global average temperature is now about 8 degrees C higher than it was then. The record shows in fact that over the last half million years global average temperature has fluctuated from about 8 degrees cooler than now to about 3 degrees warmer, on about a 100,000 year cycle. The warming and cooling cycles follow cycles in atmospheric CO2 levels with a lag of a few thousand years. We're currently in a warming phase, still emerging from the last ice age.
It's not a matter of belief at all, it's a fact. Global warming is happening, the evidence is incontrovertible. What's at issue is the human contribution to it and whether we can or should do anything about it.
It's really quite the opposite Sparrow. The IPCC gets the bum's rush because of thjings like 1000's of scientists worked on it. What is valid to note is that while not all of the scientists who contributed to the report agree, when you complie all of that data, analyze statistically, you get a high confidence and alpha level in the models which are predicting the changes. Some of the models have even underpredicted the change. Then you have programs like the Great Swindle, and the likes who are belittling the serious science, and inserting fraudulent junk. When we look at the solar correlation, Mars data, the fella who wrote that long email for the Telegraph in England, the numbers don't add up. Where the IPCC and it's supporters show you how the deniers evidence is flawed, the deniers put forth fraudulent stuff. They don't refute the IPCC science, becuase it is sound. Instead they counter with favourable studies which are as leaky as a sieve.
for 98 percent of IPCC scientists, there is consensus.
Yes global warming is happening. What I do not agree with is the political hype they are using to instill fear in the populations. This has gone from a study about pollution and climate change to a political tool. How can this group justify themselves and their findings by belittling and using name calling against scientists that do not agree. Is it because they cannot justify their findings and they are afraid of open debate? What are they hiding?
Here in small town Quebec I can tell you that global warming this winter was for others because we have had plenty of snow and cold weather.
Last month the consensus was virtually 100%.
Why did the planet not have a mini ice-age by now such as was prophisized by many of the same scientists that now claim global warming?
I agree that the planet is warming, but I'm not convinced that humans are causing it. I believe it's part of a cycle.
It's hard for me to believe this theory when a similar theory only 30 years ago turned out to be not only false but the exact opposite of what is being said today. Can you blame me?
"As a believer: · that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
· that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
· that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and
· that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;
I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.”
The Goreacle refused to sign this pladge yesterday, during the course of his shrieking before Congress.
Does anyone wonder why some of us aren't really taking the global warming panic too seriously?