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    I heard recently that "global warming" is not necessarily an accurate description. Rather pollution is disrupting climates, making them erratic. Have you heard this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by exminister View Post
    Barbarian,
    I heard recently that "global warming" is not necessarily an accurate description. Rather pollution is disrupting climates, making them erratic. Have you heard this?
    It's putting more energy into the system, which can cause somewhat unpredictable effects. For example, the jet stream over North America has been on the move. Last year it was really high, causing unseasonable warmth and lack of rainfall in many areas. This year it's dipped very low and allowed a huge amount of precipitation. This reversed the drought and has now put us under flood conditions and left us with a cool spring.

    There has been research tying this year's particular pattern to sea ice loss in the arctic.

    Arctic amplification
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    Quote Originally Posted by aCultureWarrior View Post
    Bad governance in general allows pollution to continue. Unrestrained capitalism does it just as well, if not better.

    I mean when your river catches on fire . . .
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    The Great Smog of 1952 (London) - at least 4000 people died from this one.
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    The college of Geosciences that i am part of at the university I attend had an earth day celebration today. Me and another senior student gave presentations based on our senior thesis's. I also won an 250 scholarship from a rock and mineral society that gives our college these awards every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xAvarice View Post
    I thought one of the main parts of being Christian is looking after the Earth... this thread is strange. But it shows you that you know it has an affect, which is why you're doing it in spite.

    Silly silly.
    No, they think they will get a new one so they aren't worried.

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    Praise God that He gave a nice place to live with awesome natural resources to enjoy and beautiful things to look at.

    But then that would be everyday, not just once a year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by exminister View Post
    Barbarian,
    I heard recently that "global warming" is not necessarily an accurate description. Rather pollution is disrupting climates, making them erratic. Have you heard this?
    Yes, part of warming can be cooling also, if you melt ice and it causes higher water levels, there is more water to absorb heat, rather than reflect it...

    I prefer climate change so you don't get the idiot saying but it still snows.

    Edit: Only the top of ice will reflect heat, not all of it... if you melt part of it away, you lose no reflection but gain water level. (Not sure that's currently accepted science, just my thoughts).



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albedo

    Think of how difficult it must be to leave an ice age due to the freezing... causes more freezing.

    I'm going to try and find instances of heating caused by the ice age, see if it works in reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exminister View Post
    Barbarian,
    I heard recently that "global warming" is not necessarily an accurate description. Rather pollution is disrupting climates, making them erratic. Have you heard this?
    The Earth is indeed warming up. Warmest year on record last year, and the top nine years have been since the year 2000. So yes, it's warming. But due to local effects, it doesn't always mean warmer for any particular place. For example, if the Arctic ice melts quickly, it could disrupt the Gulf stream, which warms Northern Europe, and make that part of the world colder.

    So "Climate Change" is probably more accurate, even though the data continue to show increased warming on a global scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xAvarice View Post
    I thought one of the main parts of being Christian is looking after the Earth...
    What does that have to do with honoring the creator instead of the creation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    The Earth is indeed warming up. Warmest year on record last year, and the top nine years have been since the year 2000.
    You area a disgraceful liar. Knight, I will buy you a gold each year you keep this piece of trash banned from the site. Barbie, may God repay you for your works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick M View Post
    You area a disgraceful liar. Knight, I will buy you a gold each year you keep this piece of trash banned from the site. Barbie, may God repay you for your works.
    So much for valuing free speech and thought, eh? Why are you so incapable of debating like an adult?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    The Earth is indeed warming up. Warmest year on record last year, and the top nine years have been since the year 2000.
    When you are on a plateau, all elevations are the highest for miles around. We have not seen significant warming in the last 16 years. If the temperature has been roughly the same for the last 16 years and it climbed to that plateau over the last 150 years, is it any wonder that the top 9 warmest years could be found within those 16 years? When you also consider that over 60% of the warming in the last 150 years occurred between the years of 1900 and 1940, these cherry picked high years don't seem all that startling at all. It was also warmer during the early part of the holocene than it is today. I don't remember there being any SUV's and coal burning power plants around at that time.

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    When you are on a plateau, all elevations are the highest for miles around. We have not seen significant warming in the last 16 years. If the temperature has been roughly the same for the last 16 years and it climbed to that plateau over the last 150 years, is it any wonder that the top 9 warmest years could be found within those 16 years?
    Well, let's take a look.
    1994 38
    1995 56
    1996 48
    1997 53
    1998 82
    1999 57
    2000 55
    2001 67
    2002 78
    2003 77
    2004 68
    2005 87
    2006 76
    2007 85
    2008 64
    2009 78
    2010 91
    2011 77
    2012 74
    http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/ta..._v3/GLB.Ts.txt

    The regression line for the data shows the slope to be about 1.86, a strong upward trend. The regression equation is 44.87+1.856x where x is the year with 1994 being year 4. Would you like me to show you the line graph? It's very clear.

    When you also consider that over 60% of the warming in the last 150 years occurred between the years of 1900 and 1940
    Hmm... nope....



    As you can see, the difference between 1900 and 1940 was about 0.2 degrees Celsius while the difference between 1940 and 2000 was over 0.5 degrees Celsius.

    these cherry picked high years
    As you see, the cherry picked year was 1998, which was a very hot year. Deniers have been continuously pushing back the number of years, in order to cherry pick that one. But it's no good. Even I allow you that bit of cherry-picking, it won't help you. Would you like to see the regression analysis for just 15 years? BTW, you probably meant "15 years"; the data for 2013 isn't in yet, and so "16 years" would put the much cooler 1997 data in play, and make your one big year in the 90s, less impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusha View Post
    So much for valuing free speech and thought, eh? Why are you so incapable of debating like an adult?
    He's a scared little guy with a lot of anger to manage. And facts make him cross-eyed with fury.

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