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26 days ago.
by slinky

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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Owiseone's post is accurate. 97% of those who took a position agreed.

So is yours. You say that only "32.6% endorsed it. And the way you also say, "0.7% rejected AGW."

Seven-tenths of a percent is 1/143. So you've provided further evidence of the consensus by stating that only one paper of 143 agrees with your position by "rejecting AGW."

And therein lies the rub. Scientists who study the issue overwhelmingly disagree with the deniers, even as the deniers have managed to hoodwink many who lack the expertise to make a judgment.

Posted 266 days ago.


And That’s the Way It Was: In 1972, Cronkite Warned of ‘New Ice Age’

h ttp://newsbusters.o rg/blogs/julia-seymour/2015/03/05/and-thats-way-it-was-1972-cronkite-warned-new-ice-age#sthash.1glAI5LV.dpuf

Posted 271 days ago.


Thankfully, the war against the work of climate scientists hasn’t stopped Americans from seeking non-carbon energy sources.

At the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California, a field of heliostat mirrors reflect sunlight to 3 towers, heating water and generating 392 megawatts of power, enough for 160,000 homes.

And here’s another, with a neat tweak: The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in NV also uses a field of mirrors, but it heats molten salt instead of water. The heated salt is stored and generates power when there is no sun. So Crescent Dunes adds storage.

Many Americans are seeking solutions to global warming. They’re helping our economy stay sound and protecting our national security. This is what we need to do.

Posted 273 days ago.



Posted 274 days ago.


Anti-climate change propaganda has shifted public opinion, even as it’s failed to dent the scientific consensus.

That success was bound to change, since the laws of physics aren’t subject to public opinion. Now, the public’s view may be aligning closer with that of climate scientists. Earlier, I cited a recent Yale poll in which 56% of Republicans supported “regulating CO2 as a pollutant.”

A recent NYT/Stanford/Resources for the Future survey asked Republicans, “If nothing is done to reduce global warming in the future, how serious of a problem do you think it will be for the United States?”

21% said very serious

33% said somewhat serious

23% said not very

only 22% said not serious

htt p://w m/interactive/2015/01/29/us/global-warming-poll.html?_r=0

Good. Since Republicans oppose big government and support personal responsibility, we need them to find responsible, free-market solutions to the global warming problem.

Posted 274 days ago.


Sadly, it’s true that the Pentagon has created crises before. For example, the 2nd Gulf of Tonkin incident. In this case, however, the Pentagon’s reports are supported by a large number of non-military sources, including:

34 national science academies

97% of the most-published and most-peer-reviewed climate scientists

The IPCC, which has studied the issue more than anybody else

Since this report has such wide scientific support, I conclude that the eleven retired generals and admirals who conducted it were motivated by genuine concern for America’s well-being. If we were as patriotic as they, we would take responsibility for our own emissions.

Posted 274 days ago.


The military has considered global warming a national security threat since 2006. At that time, the Center for Naval Analysis asked 11 retired generals and admirals to assess the threat to national security.

Those 11 generals and admirals reported, “Projected climate change poses a serious threat to America’s national security.”

htt ps://ww w.cna.or g/reports/climate

Global warming poses a serious threat to us, but that doesn’t mean we have to pay more taxes and increase the size of government. We can meet the challenge by taking personal responsibility for our carbon emissions.

If we refuse to take personal responsibility, we will create a crisis and big government never lets a crisis go to waste.

Posted 274 days ago.


According to the Pentagon’s “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap,” issued back in October, global warming threatens or national security, and may even cause an increase in terrorism.

The report says global warming may limit supplies of food and water, flood folks out, spread disease, cause electrical shortages, disrupt commerce, and lead to a lot of homeless people. These effects could undermine governments. Here’s where the terrorism comes in.

The report concludes: “These gaps in governance can create an avenue for extremist ideologies and conditions that foster terrorism.”

htt p://ww

See page four.

Those who care about America’s national security should be concerned about global warming.

Posted 274 days ago.


If I should stop posting here, it won’t be because I’m intimidated by someone willing to waste any amount of time trying to “hush Harry.”

Insults shan’t hush my discussions.

But in the event you present a respectable argument, my mind might be inclined to sign on to your ideas.

Posted 274 days ago.


The pope has recently framed action on global warming as a moral issue. According to a new Reuters poll, a large majority of Americans agree.

66% say world leaders have a moral duty to cut carbon emissions.

72% say they have a personal moral duty to address it.

ht tp://ww m/article/2015/02/27/us-usa-climate-poll-idUSKBN0LV0CV20150227

Climate scientists have presented firm evidence that CO2 causes global warming. Now the political winds are shifting. The growth in green energy shows Americans are taking action. Pre-installed solar in new homes shows Americans’ commitment.

Posted 275 days ago.


I would think that Harry would be more concerned with the political weather of states like Arkansas, where there's nary a Democrat in power since the Clinton tsunami washed out of that state.

WV is taking on the same water of late.

Posted 275 days ago.


ohwiseone (or Harry, who cares?) How do you explain the rather mild hurricane season we experienced in 2014, if we are plagued by an incessantly ramping up of harsher weather from your GLOBAL WARMING pipedream?

"Oh look, it's warm! It's global warming!"

"Oh look, it's cold! It's global warming!"

"Oh look, It's raining! It's global warming!"

"Oh look, It's not raining! It's global warming!"

Oh look, It's a load of BS! THAT'S global warming!

Posted 276 days ago.


OWO..."The current ice age, the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation, started about 2.58 million years ago during the late Pliocene, when the spread of ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere began. Since then, the world has seen cycles of glaciation with ice sheets advancing and retreating on 40,000- and 100,000-year time scales called glacial periods, glacials or glacial advances, and interglacial periods, interglacials or glacial retreats. The earth is currently in an interglacial, and the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago. All that remains of the continental ice sheets are the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets and smaller glaciers such as on Baffin Island." what would you have done during the heart of the Ice-Age...burn more carbon maybe? did you have your carbon-credit?

Posted 277 days ago.


While the propaganda campaign against the work of climate scientists has stalled government action on global warming, others are stepping up. I recently saw new housing tracts in California being built with “pre-installed solar.”

Some have complained, “the sun doesn’t always shine.” Well, engineers are solving that problem in several ways. Here’s one:

In Nevada, railcars full of rock have been equipped with motor/generators. Acting as motors, these units propel the cars up a 4-mile-long hill, where they sit until the power is needed. As the cars coast back down, they generate electricity.

htt p://ww m/article/energy-storage-hits-the-rails-out-west/

The counter climate change movement, paralyzed by their fear of government, tries to stop progress on global warming. Others, however, are exploiting opportunity and devising solutions to the global warming problem.

Posted 278 days ago.


I'm a globewarmer

I'm an imbecile

notice the similarities

Posted 278 days ago.


I see stillhere still confuses climate and weather. I would have thought he would figure out the difference by now.

Posted 278 days ago.


Climate scientist James Church estimated that the earth absorbs the energy of four Hiroshima atomic bombs each second.

The oceans are absorbing 90% of that extra heat.

Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Suppose we could engineer a way to USE that energy instead of waiting for it to disrupt the climate. If we set our minds to finding solutions, we might find that global warming could be a good thing.

If we refuse to deal with global warming, it will harm us. But if we deal with it, we might find a way for global warming to help us. After all, heat is energy, and we need energy.

Like Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon-Mobile, said, It's “an engineering problem with an engineering solution.”

Posted 279 days ago.


since even the major oil companies have concluded that global warming science is beyond dispute, all serious people have moved on to adapting to a changing world.

Posted 279 days ago.


54% of conservative Republicans “support regulating CO2 as a pollutant.”

The American Petroleum Institute says global warming threatens our economy.

The US military says global warming threatens our national security.

How will we address this threat to our economy and national security? Will we step up and take personal responsibility for our carbon emissions? Or will we deny the problem and force the government to act, thereby losing more of our freedoms?

I vote for taking personal responsibility and keeping government out of it.

Posted 279 days ago.


According to the Scientific American article I cited, future surface temps will shoot up when the excess heat stored in the ocean emerges.

Climate scientist James Church estimated that the earth absorbs the energy of four Hiroshima atomic bombs each second. That’s a lot of horsepower to drop in a balanced system. Obviously, it will become unbalanced.

Some would argue that we aren’t adding much heat per square meter to earth. However, we must keep relativity in mind: it’s not the amount that matters; it’s the effect. For example, both fluorine and LPG gas can be harmful to breathe. NIOSH recommends workers not be exposed to more than 0.1 part/million of fluorine. On the other hand, the limits for LPG gas are 10,000 times greater at 1000/ppm. Flourine causes much more harm than LPG for the same amount.

A large majority of climate scientist believe the heat we’re adding to our balanced system will alter the climate. That’s the effect.

Posted 281 days ago.

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