Comments on: Antarctic weather balloons give climate clues Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Laura Tue, 03 Mar 2009 17:20:42 +0000 I know that global warming is a huge issue and I’m glad that you have done some research into the topic, but how do we try to fix it? I realize that if 6 billion people would get together in this attempt then it might work, but how?

By: Alister Doyle Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:49:35 +0000 Hi Frank, I don’t think the warming/cooling is necessarily an anomaly.

As I understand the findings, the lower stratosphere is above the layer of the atmosphere warmed by planet-hugging greenhouse gases. Since more heat is getting trapped close to the ground, the lower stratosphere shows a cooling.

That sounds a bit weird but imagine greenhouse gases as an extra insulating layer in the roof of your house — below the new layer (i.e. inside the house) temperatures will be higher than they were…But a thermometer placed on the roof outside would register a cooling because less heat is leaking out.

In the same way, greenhouse gases can make the planet’s surface hotter but at the same time cool the upper atmosphere.

By: Frank Miles Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:06:04 +0000 how is possible to create a conclusion from 30 years of data, especially when lower stratosphere data globally suggest a cooling for this period. That is satellite data for the last thirty years in the lower straosphere has revealed a cooling trend. Surely in comparison to this data, it would seem to be an anomalous area in the earths atmosphere.

By: Ray Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:31:47 +0000 What if the hypothesis that CO2 does NOT cause global warming is wrong? What is the best course of action given uncertainties that may never be resolved to a certitude? Ignore CO2 emissions and possibly suffer extreme consequences or work on CO2 reductions and progress toward a cleaner, greener and renewable energy world? I vote for the latter.

By: Reality Check Mon, 26 Jan 2009 04:49:48 +0000 “… which is what computer models predict if man-made emissions are to blame for raising temperatures. …”

What if man made emissions are not to blame?
What are these supposed green house gases?

Is there any data that the measurements conducted at this site can be readily replicated at other weather stations and observation sites around the world, or is this just a local phenomenon?

Are man’s creature comforts and conveniences necessarily what is best for mother earth?

Hasn’t life flourished with higher temperatures, even higher CO2 levels in the earth’s geological past?

What if the hypothesis that CO2 causes global warming is wrong? What cause the warming before the last little ice age?

CO2 is an absolute requirement for life on earth as we know it. Why then is it classified, misrepresented, as a pollutant?

By: Easa Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:45:36 +0000 Hello,
I believe that global warming is a serious issue right now in our society. We do not wish to live in a polluted world. If one part of the food chain dies out, then it will create a chain reaction, leading us to humans and causing us trouble.
Soem ways to go green and help get rid of global warming, is to…
1. i dislike people we all dislike people and therefore we hate the world and die