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62 days ago.
by slinky
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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harryanderson

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 w.reuters.co 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 452 days ago.

Kunectdots

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 452 days ago.

Kunectdots

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 453 days ago.

absolem

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 454 days ago.

harryanderson

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 w.scientificamerican.co 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 455 days ago.

Thatsabsurd

I'm a globewarmer

I'm an imbecile

notice the similarities

Posted 455 days ago.

Kendall78

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

Posted 455 days ago.

harryanderson

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 456 days ago.

harryanderson

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 456 days ago.

harryanderson

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 456 days ago.

harryanderson

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 458 days ago.

moderation

There was a report I read in the recent past that said many who really understand what is happening have attributed the slowdown of heating to the eruption of a couple volcanos, and that lull in heating will end with the flushing out of the atmosphere.

Posted 458 days ago.

harryanderson

Forward-thinking, sober-minded Americans in the private sector have turned their attention to solving the problem, despite government paralysis. When this happens, our capitalist system functions as designed.

Let’s all be part of the solution before big government robs us of more of our freedom by imposing a solution on us. Let us use non-carbon fuel sources as much as possible. It’s right for America’s future.

Congressional paralysis isn’t the answer to Obama’s reckless climate initiatives. We can best thwart Obama’s executive orders by taking responsibility. Remember, those who refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions always wind up losing their freedoms.

I like being free. Anybody with me?

Posted 458 days ago.

harryanderson

The debate is over. Even the oil companies who formerly funded the contrary position now acknowledge that greenhouse gases are causing global warming. Like Tom Zeller writes in Forbes magazine, the politics and culture on this issue are shifting.

htt p://ww w.forbes.co m/sites/tomzeller/2015/01/18/the-end-of-the-partisan-divide-over-climate-change/

And, as I pointed out yesterday, 54% of conservative Republicans are ready to accept the science of global warming and address it.

Some will never accept this change of attitude.

More practical folks, however, have moved on. The API (American Petroleum Institute) 2015 “State of American Energy” report dwells a lot on renewable energy possibilities. That’s significant, since renewable energy threatens the oil industry’s traditional business model. When the API itself comments on the benefits of renewable energy, you know the debate is over. Renewable energy will increase in market share.

Posted 458 days ago.

harryanderson

I’ve done some research into the warmest years on record, and here’s what I’ve found:

First, we’ll look at land temperatures. 2014, 2010, and 2005 are statistically tied for the warmest years on record. Last year was probably the warmest. Since 1998, we’ve experienced the 15 warmest years on record.

ht tp://ww w.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2015/20150116_Temperature2014.pdf

So clearly the land temperature rise continues.

Now, let’s look at ocean temperatures, where 90% of the heat from global warming goes. According to the latest ocean temperature data available, the top 2700 feet of ocean is rising rapidly.

htt p://ww w.scientificamerican.co m/article/rapidly-warming-oceans-set-to-release-heat-into-the-atmosphere/

The dataset shows that the earth is warming.

Posted 458 days ago.

moderation

Kunec- one would need to control ocean temperatures to control "weather",kunec.Dont you agree?

Posted 458 days ago.

Kendall78

"the EARTH ISNT WARMING,"

Oh, you have proof that it has stayed constant or gone down? Please share.

Posted 458 days ago.

Kendall78

When you ignore years and years of evidence, there won't be much left.

Posted 458 days ago.

harryanderson

Even the American Petroleum Institute (API), hardly a bunch of big-government socialists, lists global warming as one of the biggest threats to “America’s future prosperity.”

See the API’s 2015 “State of American Energy” report at

htt p://ww w.api.or g/~/media/files/policy/soae-2015/api-2015-soae-report.pdf

The relevant sentence is at the top of page 17.

Posted 459 days ago.

Kunectdots

"...and the US Military"? That would be the same boys presently playing around with our weather, from Alaska and Puerto Rico, with designs on controlling the world's weather by 2025?

"Please write your Republican representatives in Congress and let them know they’re out of step with their constituents on global warming." REALLY???

That would be the same Congress represented as "A congressionally initiated effort, HAARP is being managed cooperatively by the Air Force and Navy."

SEEMS LIKE A WASTED EFFORT THERE, HARRY! Tell you what. You PROVE that they're not mucking around with the weather and I might take unintended Global Warming a little more seriously.

h ttp://w ww.pakalertpress.c om/2010/08/29/what-is-haarp-videos-photos-and-three-short-articles/

Posted 459 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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