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3 days ago.
by mythravere
harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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Kendall78

"This is NOT 97 percent of scientists, this is a carefully selected slice of scientists."

What kind of scientists do you want to be asked? Those that focus on Theoretical Physics? How about Astrophysics? Maybe Computer Science or Veterinary Medicine?

Why would we want the opinions of scientists that do not have an education in Climatology? It would be like asking a Doctor in Library Studies for their opinion of a heart transplant procedure...it would make no sense.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

What makes your opinion more viable than Lizden's educated position on the topic?

Never said my opinion was more viable. Do you enjoy making things up?

Posted 93 days ago.

Kendall78

"I never said that Man was changing climate"

So do you disagree with Richard Lizden the Climate Change Skeptic? Lizden said the following, 1. "We all agree that temperature has increased since 1800."

2. "We all agree that CO2 is a greenhouse gas."

3. "there’s hardly anyone serious who says that man has no role. And in many ways, those have never been the questions. The questions have always been, as they ought to be in science, how much?"

What makes your opinion more viable than Lizden's educated position on the topic?

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

97%-98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field???????????????? I sure hope you have more than this, This is NOT 97 percent of scientists, this is a carefully selected slice of scientists. If the most prolific writer was the biggest expert, Myth would be the smartest poster, and we all know that isn't so.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

Harry I never said that Man was changing climate, you have lost the lesson you were taught just this very day. The debate was whether your assertion that 97 percent of scientists agreed to that. I proved without a doubt that you were indeed not telling the truth. That has NOTHING to do with what I believe

Posted 93 days ago.

harryanderson

For those who haven't heard, I think it’s time to restate my position on anthropogenic climate change.

I agree with Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson’s statement when he “…acknowledged that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but said society will be able to adapt.”

htt p://ww w.businessinsider.c om/exxon-ceo-rex-tillerson-climate-change-2012-6#ixzz2qV1nhQjg

Tillerson has said it’s “an engineering problem with an engineering solution” and called it “manageable.”

As an optimist, I agree.

As a problem-solver, I also know that we have to address a problem before we can manage it. Fortunately, many folks are addressing the problem, despite the efforts of the counter climate change movement.

Posted 93 days ago.

harryanderson

And, Tiredofit,

I’d like to hear any answer you have to the very relevant question Kendall poses.

If mankind’s activities are changing the climate, and greenhouse gases aren’t changing the climate, what activities of mankind do you believe are changing the climate?

Huh?

Posted 93 days ago.

harryanderson

They “fully support the tenets of the (IPCC).”

The National Academy of Sciences study characterizes those tenets thusly:

“…the primary conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): anthropogenic greenhouse gases have been responsible for ‘most’ of the ‘unequivocal’ warming of the Earth’s average global temperature over the second half of the 20th century.”

Now, even though I didn’t intend to make that claim (nor do I now so claim), and later retracted it, I had already provided evidence lending weight to it.

Tiredofit ignored that evidence, and instead focused on other evidence I provided to support another claim: that 97% of climate scientists agree man’s activities are altering the climate.”

Then, while I was away earning a living, he claimed victory, even though he has never addressed the claim he says he’s debunked.

Posted 93 days ago.

harryanderson

I’ll repost my first post of the morning.

A 2010 study published by the National Academy of Sciences found that “97%-98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field fully support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.”

htt p://ww w.pnas.or g/content/early/2010/06/04/1003187107.full.pdf+html

Posted 93 days ago.

Kendall78

"How is that as you say an endorsement of your greenhouse theory?"

What other human activity has been discussed that could have a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures?

Posted 93 days ago.

mythravere

"I will debunk your other claims soon enough."

I said that too myself in the voice of the Terminator....aaaah comedy gold.

Get to the choppa!

Posted 93 days ago.

mythravere

Take apart the claims of a warmer?

LOL!

Ok. Seriously. A lot of other "warmer" "claims" have been made....yet where have you taken them apart?

You've invested so much energy in this one little point. Why not show the same gusto as the others.

I guess this is the one where you felt you had a chance of getting somewhere right?

Posted 93 days ago.

mythravere

"And that folks is how you take apart the claims of a warmer."

hahahahahahaah LOL!

No what you did there is find a singular point of contention and then camp out on it and claim victory.

There are so many points to be talked about on this issue. Far better ones than this low hanging fruit you've latched on.

Oh my god this is hilarious.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

Cannot link to your other study would like to see it.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

And that folks is how you take apart the claims of a warmer.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

Till next time.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

I will debunk your other claims soon enough.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

Once again heed your own advice and read my post before you attempt to answer. Read it again and try again.

Posted 93 days ago.

harryanderson

“Is there a basis for the claim that 97% of scientists agree that greenhouse gas is warming the planet. If there is, show me a study or poll that supports this exact figure.”

I already did, in the first post I made this morning. You ignored it.

Now I need to get back to work. Later.

Posted 93 days ago.

Tiredofit

A very high figure is NOT the same as saying 97% is it?

Posted 93 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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