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Two Cents @twocents 5 years, 1 month ago

@BrandonKillian there is little to suggest that CO2 emissions have anything to do with climate change. In fact, many scientists are starting to speak out against global climate change alarmists. Have you heard of Dr. Hal Lewis? He resigned from the American Physical Society back in 2010 because the Society refused to acknowledge his sound evidence against global climate change. What about Dr. Ivar Giaever, a Nobel Prize in physics winner. He resigned from the APS because of the statement they made that Global Warming is occurring. The list goes on and on.

         
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nathalie @nathaliedacosta 5 years, 1 month ago

@twocents scientists are as split as politicians on most issues & theories. The support of a scientist doesn’t necessarily validate a given point. Look at studies, not scientific opinions.

on a side note, check this out, some general info (it was on the front page last week):

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html?pagewanted=all

         
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Andrew @smittyboss1 5 years, 1 month ago

I have always been interested by global warming. I don’t think that there has been enough evidence to convince me that it is true, and if it is, a real concern. Other types of energy are expensive and take up a lot of space, so I think that we are going to use oil and coal for a long time.

         
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Hindy Bare @hbee 5 years, 1 month ago

Well -is the recent atmospheric Co2 level – the highest ever recorded – and estimateto be the highest since about three million years ago- enough evidence ?
Also how is it that other types of energy take up a lot of space ? The oil and gas fields and refineries and conventional and strip mining sites also take up a lot of space as well as leave behind often devastating environmental damage

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linda @lulubelle 5 years, 1 month ago

We are a narcissistic people to think that we can make a whole universe spin off kilter. Save the planet, plant more trees.

         
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Pete @cubs1987 5 years, 1 month ago

Please realize that the CO2 level is a minute minute tiny eensy weensy part of our atmosphere (78% nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, 1% other stuff). CO2 though has always been popular among politicians and the media because it’s something the humans have control over. You can directly blame a car, or factory, etc for producing this gas, and then proceed to blame completely unrelated issues on this substance.

         
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Gary @grand-vizier 5 years, 1 month ago

There is a saying that you can heal the sick,educate the ignorant but STUPID is forever.
Case in point,virtually every expert from the National Weather Service says the recent weather events,tornadoes,hurricanes and so forth are in NO WAY connected to “climate change” ever if “climate change”was in fact true.This is normal weather patterns going back centuries.
Comes Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Barbara Boxer dragging out again that the Oklahoma disaster is the result of “climate change”.
Fortunately for them STUPID is not a rare condition throughout the electorate so they continue to B.S people into listening to this utter nonsense.

         
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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com 5 years ago

I think the first thing we should consider is where this information is coming from, it comes from an agency that is funded by the government. I know this may be hard to believe for some people but, these groups will say anything the government wants them to say so they can keep the money rolling in. If they say things that the government doesn’t want to hear, the money will go away and they will have to find other jobs in the private sector where they must produce results.

The second thing is, you can’t blame global warming for a tornado…..in “Tornado Alley”. If the melting of the polar ice caps is concerning you, here are 2 things to consider 1) The ice caps have been melting since we have been observing them, which is decades. 2) If it is the rate at which they are melting then lets look at what is typically said. Scientists say that they are melting faster since global warming began. Scientists also say that there have been dramatic changes in our polar ice caps in the last 12,000 years. Here’s where their information should come into question. By what gauge does anyone use to know what was going on 12,000 years ago.

Do I personally believe that we should work to keep our air and water clean? Yes. Should we continue to find better ways to keep them clean? Yes. Should we be reactionary and believe whatever a government funded organizations says without taking the time to look at what they are saying in an objective manner? No, absolutely not.

What would the government have to gain by lying to it’s citizens? There would be billions of dollars to be made from selling carbon credits.

         
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Gary @grand-vizier 4 years, 12 months ago

First saying CO2 is at its highest level is utter nonsense.
It may be the highest ever recorded but only because no one before had the interest or means to record it. ( say there Caesar,how’s the CO2 this morning”?)
In any case “Pete” is mostly correct about the gas percentages. Also remember that Water Vapor makes up the largest part of the atmosphere (a combination of gases) and Water Vapor is THE most important factor in weather conditions. Anyone want to try and control evaporation? Rain?
Using the level of CO2 as an argument is preposterious.
Sort of like the uneducated who say there are more hurricanes than EVER before. Neither true nor provable.
Before there were many people or satelites no one knew or cared about hurricanes unless they happened to be a sailor caught in one or found themselves hit ashore by one. Who knows how many there were?
Since not many people lived in Florida or the Gulf in those days ,big deal.
The changes in weather ,especially the Polar region ,is really hard to pin on CO2.
Did you know,for example,that thousands of years ago North and South America were NOT connected? How is that calculated in the CO2 fantasy?
Where Panama now exists there was an opening that allowed the ocean currents to flow through which served to leep the weather along the Eastern seaboard ,all the way to the Arctic much warmer.
Indeed the long lost Northwest passage which was said to offer a year around ice free passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific near the North pole is generally believed to have existed in the past.
I suggest that ,generally Global Warming “experts” don’t actually know very much about the subject. Certainly in terms of history or Geology there is incredible ignorance.
The head professor of Meteorology at MIT said it best when he said Al Gore’s knowledge of Meteorology was “nil”
Eventually of course the Sun will expand as it runs out of hydrogen and burn up the whole planet,CO2 or not.

         

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