Comments on: ‘Not enough ice to make a margarita’ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anubis Sat, 26 Sep 2009 17:45:08 +0000 JM, it is you who are engaging in jibberish. Trends in everything from unemployment to shopping habits are looked at over time. This gives those analyzing data an indication where things are heading(less/more;bad/better) The same is true for climate data.This is why averaging is used year to year decade to decade and so on. Look at how the stock markets move through the day or by the week. While there is up and down movement ultimately there is a trend that can be identified.

Perhaps if you were to indulge yourself by reading up a little on the “Eocene Epoch” or the “Permian Extinction”, you might find some alarming similarities to our present situation. In fact global warming is progressing with unprecedented speed. You obviously have a computer, why don’t you check out Wikipedia and the external links to universities doing the research? Don’t take my word for it.

By: Dave Ebert Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:02:31 +0000 The argument of warming naysayers, that warming is cyclical, therefore natural, so we should ignore it, seems laughable. They forget that natural cycles can last 50,000 years- long enough to snuff a civilization.
Forest fires are natural, cyclical, and once served a purpose in the eco-cycles of both forests and grasslands. Unfortunately, now that we have peoples’ homes and businesses in those locations, we fight fires and manage the landscape. We don’t just say, “eh, it’s natural. Let ’em burn.”
Just so with global warming as a whole. Even if the higher CO2 is “normal” and cyclical, we can still do something about it to mitigate the damage, to slow down the cycle. Cities all over the world are building tidal mitigation systems, or studying designs for upcoming flood gates to stop storm surges amid rising seas; architects travel to Holland to study the dikes and coastal levees; governments everywhere, especially in small coastal and island nations prepare studies of scenarios for eventual evacuations. It is astonishing that so little is being done in New Orleans, for instance, when one eyes the extent of the preparations underway in the similarly subsiding Venice.
In any discussion of new topics, there are always people who ignore science to listen to the voices in their heads, however childish they are. Powerful forces of ignorance array against innovators. It is just a fearful over-reaction to the reality of the future.
I was talking to a friend the other day about a great website he might like. He replied, “I don’t believe in computers. Wouldn’t have one.” He also doesn’t believe in global warming. Sigh.

By: Moe Badderman Thu, 24 Sep 2009 01:09:41 +0000 Addressing three issues brought up by the denier above:

(1) An insignificant increase in one year does not reverse a declining trend over many years. It is unfortunate that Jeffrey Jones used the ambiguous word “slight” to describe this insignificant increase, but that does not excuse misapprehension on the part of the reader.

(2) Field research scientists are not “militant environmentalists”. They are fact-finders.

(3) The current decreasing trend in arctic ice is not a result of climate being cyclical.

By: John Caro Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:41:52 +0000 I believe the world is getting warmer, not because of something I read, but because my yard is now filled with wild palm trees. When I was a boy we had to buy palms from a truck. They were growing wild about 100 miles south of here, now they are common in Pensacola. Too bad you children are listening to the corporate propaganda. You are going to regret the stupid things you said. I am old and won’t have to live through what is comming. GOOD LUCK

By: Rhys Tue, 22 Sep 2009 19:07:49 +0000 In the wise words of Jeremy Clarkson, “Who cares about Global Warming, we might lose holland – but there´s better places to go on holiday”

By: JM in San Diego CA Tue, 22 Sep 2009 01:51:37 +0000 ” … up slightly” does NOT continue “an overall decline.” If I need to explain further, an increase REVERSES a decline, which is what actually happened.

Gibberish in this article exposes how hard the militant environmentalists are trying to make their point. It seems always to come at the expense of accuracy.

Climate is cyclical. It always has been and it always will be. The globe/world/planet/Earth is not in trouble from global warming. Stop the nonsense. Please all: Push back against the nuts. Thanks.