Global Warming?

@ParaTed2k (22977)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
July 1, 2009 9:33am CST
How can there be Global Warming when it's 55f here today? To all of you who believe there is global warming, I ask you.. how much colder is it "supposed" to be? LOL
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@N4life (851)
• United States
1 Jul 09
It was 93 here three days ago, these sort of anectdotal arguments mean nothing. Become a scientist and study it yourself instead of being an armchair scietific analyst.
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1 Jul 09
Yup, I guess that is why Obama buried a report against global climate change. Sorry, but science if far from being of one mind on this issue.
@N4life (851)
• United States
1 Jul 09
You are right, "science" is not of "one mind" on this issue. You would be hard pressed to find any issue science is of one mind on. However there is a large majority of qualified scientists who believe it likely man is altering climate throught carbon dioxide. Of course there are many other ways humas are destroying their environmnt. I talk to a couple of scientists regularly who are not convinced man is the primary driving force of climate change. Even they prescribe to the precautionary principle. In other words, why alter the chemistry of our atmosphere and just hope it will not harm us. We have tried that time and time again and it has come back to haunt us both environmentally and financially. We chase our tails with technologies to clean up after our messes that should not have been made in the first place. The longer we let it go, the more it takes a toll on our planet and our wallets.
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1 Jul 09
So let's identify the real problems and work out solutions instead of continuing to make policies based on politics or hairbrained crap. There are many solutions but we'll never know any of them because we're too busy listening to total fools like Gore and Kyoto propaganda.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
2 Jul 09
All the heat is down here in Florida! We've been in the 90's for weeks now so, if you want me to, I'll put our big fan on the roof and point it in your direction.
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 Jul 09
and to think I didn't stay in Florida when I had the chance. :~D
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
2 Jul 09
Below is a reprint of a July 1, 2009 Open Letter to Congress by a team of prominent atmospheric scientists. OPEN LETTER TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: YOU ARE BEING DECEIVED ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING You have recently received an Open Letter from the Woods Hole Research Center, exhorting you to act quickly to avoid global disaster. The letter purports to be from independent scientists, but that Center is the former den of the President's science advisor, John Holdren, and is far from independent. This is the same science advisor who has given us predictions of “almost certain” thermonuclear war or eco-catastrophe by the year 2000, and many other forecasts of doom that somehow never seem to arrive on time. The facts are: The sky is not falling; the Earth has been cooling for ten years, without help. The present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists' computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them. The finest meteorologists in the world cannot predict the weather two weeks in advance, let alone the climate for the rest of the century. Can Al Gore? Can John Holdren? We are flooded with claims that the evidence is clear, that the debate is closed, that we must act immediately, etc, but in fact THERE IS NO SUCH EVIDENCE; IT DOESN'T EXIST. The proposed legislation would cripple the US economy, putting us at a disadvantage compared to our competitors. For such drastic action, it is only prudent to demand genuine proof that it is needed, not guesswork, and not false claims about the state of the science. DEMAND PROOF, NOT CONSENSUS Finally, climate alarmism pays well. Many alarmists are profiting from their activism. There are billions of dollars floating around for the taking, and being taken. Robert H. Austin Professor of Physics Princeton University Fellow APS, AAAS American Association of Arts and Science Member National Academy of Sciences William Happer Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Princeton University Fellow APS, AAAS Member National Academy of Sciences S. Fred Singer Professor of Environmental Sciences Emeritus, University of Virginia First Director of the National Weather Satellite Service Fellow APS, AAAS, AGU Roger W. Cohen Manager, Strategic Planning and Programs, ExxonMobil Corporation (retired) Fellow APS Harold W. Lewis Professor of Physics Emeritus University of California at Santa Barbara Fellow APS, AAAS; Chairman, APS Reactor Safety Study Laurence I. Gould Professor of Physics University of Hartford Chairman (2004), New England Section of APS Richard Lindzen Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AGU, AAAS, and AMS Member Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Member National Academy of Sciences
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Jul 09
But these are all fools with political aspirations ;~D
• United States
2 Jul 09
Very clever, Ted: Global warming is a myth. The ice caps aren't melting. The oceans aren't rising. The rain forests aren't diminishing. The average temperature of the ocean isn't rising. Blue crabs are still plentiful in the East, and salmon is still running at top speed in the West. Giant coral beds aren't dying. The ozone layer is fine. Oh yes, it's very clear. We aren't destroying our global habitat. And if we are, our kids will be fine. They'll figure out something to fix the problem--if it's a problem. So we'll just keep on doing bidnez as usual. The kids can have what's left. It's their problem anyway. We'll have ours--our SUVs, cheap oil and cheaper coal, and all the food we can waste. That's clearly what's important. We owe the future NOTHING. LET THEM EAT CAKE!
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 Jul 09
So how cold is it supposed to be right now?
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
1 Jul 09
As explained by a local meteorologist in my area it's known as "global dimming" which is connected to "global warming". I did a search and found tons of articles but I'm admittedly not a scientist by any stretch of the imagination so much of it was confusing to me. Here's one article that might help: http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.physics/2005-01/7385.html Annie
@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1 Jul 09
That's the problem isn't it. There are all sorts of articles and people of science willing to spew their opinions, but very little actual information to go on.
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@katran (590)
• United States
2 Jul 09
It all depends on where you are in the world. Down here in Texas it is WAY TOO HOT for this time of year. Last week, every day, and I do mean EVERY DAY, was a record breaking high.It has been in the upper 90s, low 100s, which is completely unprecedented for this early in the summer. But, despite all that, I thought it wasn't called global warming anymore. I thought it was called climate change? They realized long ago the evidence wasn't backing up their story, so they just changed the name to compensate. ;P
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
2 Jul 09
It was 67 here in ohio today I about froze going out to the store, yes I can see how gobal warming is so bad, but it might have hit the south, friend said they stopped counting at 107.
• United States
1 Jul 09
Glad I don't own a public pool LOL!! I remember growing up we were at the pool from memorial day to early September, now I swear the last couple years its been too cold to swim till July. Global warming is nothing more then a bogus economic shift to those invested in wind farms and alternative energy. DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW!!
@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
1 Jul 09
We are going through a cycle. Right now it is becoming cooler. The Global Warmist want to blame man for everything and will not be happy until all the dogs and cats kept as pets are loose in the street, hunting us as prey, plus those monkeys, lions, and tigers are released from the zoos and roam through the countryside, eating whomever they desire. Or if the people in Northern part of United States and the Prairies in Canada are engulfed in a deep freeze that they will instantly turn to ice when they go out the door. The reason for this is they forget that man was made in the image of God and God is far from them so they have to blame man.
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Jul 09
There are scientists on both sides of this debate. I recently read an article that theorized that we were already in the middle of a warming trend caused by the sun, the tilt of the earth, etc., and that human activity was just a drop in the bucket. I don't believe that any changes caused by global warming, whatever the cause, are going to be anywhere near as drastic as the fear mongers are trying to make us believe.