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Global Warming 'Confirmed' By Independent Study


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Agnes
- 2676 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Earth's surface really is getting warmer, a new analysis by a US scientific group set up in the wake of the "Climategate" affair has concluded.



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday October 21, 2011, 12:58 am
I've no doubts... there's too much convincing evidence.
 

Carol H (229)
Friday October 21, 2011, 5:20 am
thanks Agnes, noted
 

Abo r (107)
Friday October 21, 2011, 4:21 pm
noted thanks.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 6:31 am
It seems to me that it's a no-brainer. Look at the climate changes already.
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 11:47 am
The REAL question that needs answering, which this study does not appear to address, is how much humanity's activities contribute to the warming. Until that question is definitively answered, the Rush Limbaughs and Koch Brothers of this world will continue to oppose anything to improve the situation.
 

David C (81)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 1:55 pm
I didn't need further convincing, but have been very sad that in the past decade we've continued to allow polluting energy companies to profit, continue to allow athletes/entertainers make lots of money, and become more skeptical of scientists and science....don't know many wealthy and getting wealthier scientists, but do know many that have dedicated their careers to trying to improve the world for all, not for profits.
 

Morris G. (18)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 2:37 pm
Of course the earth has been getting warmer. Generally since the earth entered the current interglacial period about 18,000 years ago there have been period of warmer and colder climate but in general much warmer than "normal." Of course "normal" is a return to glaciation as we are still in an ice age but in one of the warm periods between. The current warming trend may actually be partially caused by man. Actually I think that it is likely man is contributing to it. However interglacial periods usually last between 15,000 and 20,000 years and with the current one at 18,000 years, humankind is definitely living on borrow "climate-time".
There is no way to improve the situation of course. The so-called solutions to fossil-based fuels are decades if not more away. The good news is that the earth is getting warmer and not colder. In the "Little Ice Age period between 1400 and 1860 when the climate cooled a whopping 1 degree F, humans in the northern latitudes starved and suffered. Do you realize that during the inevitable coming glacial period expect global temperatures to fall 16 degrees F? Can you imagine the effect on civilization that will have when it occurs? It will make this global warming period look like a garden party. Of course that may be 2,000 years away, but it will come.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 3:51 pm
The brain dead Republicans will never believe there is global warming.
 

reft h (66)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 8:06 pm
noted. no matter who comes out with a study confirming it, the ones who don't believe it will continue to not believe it. They will just claim it is flawed.
 

Shane C (3)
Sunday October 23, 2011, 4:12 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Jon T (59)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:48 am
What's also important aout this one is that to quote the article "funding came from a number of sources, including charitable foundations maintained by the Koch brothers, the billionaire US industrialists, who have also donated large sums to organisations lobbying against acceptance of man-made global warming."
 

Jon T (59)
Monday October 24, 2011, 1:55 am
^^^^ about ;-)
 
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