# Global Warming: The Greatest Hoax in the History of Science

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by madanthonywayne, Feb 6, 2007.

1. ### spidergoatValued Senior Member

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But what is the reason you wouldn't get a grant? It isn't because you don't buy into the ideology, it's because you deny the overwhelming scientific evidence.

3. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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Feel free to show that this happens.

5. ### Kendall......................... .....Registered Senior Member

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"Originally posted by Prince_James"
Could not global warming be offset by ejecting dust into the stratosphere, through planned (relatively clean) nuclear explosions? A sort of mild, induced, nuclear winter?

lets eject wet charcoal into the stratosphere and get some of that CO2 while were at it. 

7. ### madanthonywayneMorning in AmericaRegistered Senior Member

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It's not the funding of climatologists that is expensive, it is the CO2 abatement methods they propose which would be ruinously expensive.

8. ### IceAgeCivilizationsBannedBanned

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Why don't they plant a couple hundred million trees?

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10. ### TW ScottMinister of TechnologyRegistered Senior Member

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Becuase that would actually solve the supposed problem if it exists and then they would get the media coverage or the speaking fees.

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12. ### Garry DenkeBannedBanned

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Collapsing ice sheets, thawing permafrost, shrinking glaciers and thinning sea ice are what we should be focusing on. This is a critical time in humanity's relationship with our planet. What's happening in the polar regions is a powerful, irrefutable demonstration of change on a global scale. The poles are changing even faster than we anticipated. We need to continue monitoring environmental change to understand what's happening to our planet. The Arctic should be ringed with scientific observatories. Warming is felt most sharply in the far North, where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the global average. Greenland, for example, lost as much ice in one year as is contained in all the Swiss Alps. Eventually there will be new shipping routes across the Arctic because polar sea ice is melting. That would halve shipping costs saving forty percent of the travel time from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. One way in which global warming might benefit us instead of harm us. Antarctica, meanwhile, is gaining ice in the center of the continent but losing large chunks around its fringes, contributing to sea-level rise. Our glaciers are sentinels of climate change, all of the glaciers in the tropics are retreating. In the Himalayas, twenty-two percent of the ice disappeared in the last four years. One glacier in the Peruvian Andes is likely to be gone within the next five years. Tanzania's famous Kilimanjaro peak will lose its remaining ice by 2015, if not before. This widespread retreat of mountain glaciers is our clearest evidence of global warming. It's too late for some of these glaciers. Millions of people are going to have to adapt to these changes, many of which will occur in some of the world's poorest regions. Global warming's impact also is becoming clear in the mountain areas of the American West. Average temperatures in the West have risen by two degrees Fahrenheit since the mid-1970s, twice as fast as the global warming rate. That's because much of the West lies above five thousand feet, and warming increases at higher elevations. Our high mountains are like the third pole of the planet. It's the world's coldest regions that are most susceptible to warming. Records are clearly showing this acceleration. Go straight to the research, avoid the politics. Global warming is for real.

Garry W. Denke
Geologist/Geophysicist

13. ### IceAgeCivilizationsBannedBanned

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The aggregate volume of the world's glaciers is not decreasing.

14. ### IceAgeCivilizationsBannedBanned

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Global warming just causes more clouds which cool the atmosphere back down.

15. ### spidergoatValued Senior Member

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Water vapor is a greenhouse gas.

16. ### IceAgeCivilizationsBannedBanned

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So clouds which shield the Sun cause the atmosphere to heat up, gotcha.

17. ### IceAgeCivilizationsBannedBanned

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And rainfall causes the atmosphere to heat up, gotcha.

18. ### spidergoatValued Senior Member

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Clouds don't shield us from the sun. That is a property of the ozone layer and our magnetic field.

19. ### IceAgeCivilizationsBannedBanned

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"Clouds don't shield us from the Sun," that's great goat.

20. ### spidergoatValued Senior Member

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It's true, you can get a sunburn on a cloudy day.

21. ### guthrieparadox generatorRegistered Senior Member

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Some clouds do help shield us from the sun. The effect varies depending on the cloud height and so on, but basically they reflect sunlight from the earth, instead of permitting it to reach the earth and heat it up.

22. ### spidergoatValued Senior Member

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Sorry, I was somewhat mistaken. Clouds do reflect some sunlight back into space. However, I was talking about water vapor. Clouds are not made of water vaper, but condensed droplets of liquid water or ice crystals. Water vapor makes the air more humid, which retains heat better than dry air.

23. ### John ConnellanValued Senior Member

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How does global warming cause more clouds?