Comments on: Global warming accelerates; Climategate rumbles on http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: kevinride http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-345663 Mon, 02 Aug 2010 05:44:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-345663 This sort of stuff is my sphere of work so I tend to get to know what’s actaully happening rather than what the media is reporting and what the public are being told after the politicians have edited the scientific reports.

Climatology is a relatively young science and we’re learning a lot as we go along, the technology is coming along in leaps and bounds so we can make ever more accurate predictions.

GW is accelerating slightly faster than the public may otherwise believe but still within the range predicted by scientists. For example, the actual rise in average global temps is 0.0177°C per year as opposed to the published figure of 0.0156°C.

Some things are changing faster than expected. For example, it had been though that the Arctic ice would be permenant feature of the planet for the next 100 years, more recent evalauations show it’s likely to disappear completely each summer in about 40 years, if the rate of melting observed in the last year is repeated then it will be gone in less than 25 years (2007 is the hottest year on record so far and as such it’s likely that this years Arctic ice retreat was greater than the future norm).

In a couple of months the IPCC will release a further report, it will state that the world is warming that bit faster than previously though.

http://www.globalwarmingsurvivalcenter.c om/

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By: gamboa http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-344158 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:25:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-344158 I would like to point out three facts to all of these environmentalists that are crying wolf about global warming. 1. The polar ice caps on mars have disapeared. Have you seen any SUVs driving around there? 2. The earth will heal itself. My example for this is … The Mayan temples in Mexico and Guatemala can hardly be discovered because the jungles have grown back so thickly. This ocurred in a relatively short period of 7-8 hundred years. 3. I spent some time in central Texas. One of my favorite activities was fossil hunting. Do you realize that that whole area of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma was covered by a shallow sea. My point of all this is that earth and nature are generated in cycles. Whether you are talking about population levels or wheather cycles. I think that these are all natural processes and that it is very anthrocentric to think we can control any of it. This does not mean that we should not conserve or take care of our wild places. We as Americans do a pretty good job of taking care of the environment.

My problem with the climate change religion is that I think it is a “Progressive Movement”. Avatar in my opinion was just a propoganda campaign for global warming. I thought it was the comic book version of Dances with Wolves. I enjoyed Dances with Wolves because I don´t think it had a political message hidden in it. My other problem with this religion is that their solutions are mandated.Why is carbon given an economic value? It is one of the most abundant elements on earth. Sounds like distribution of wealth to me? Environmentalists would have more success if they just spoke about the need for conservation and the harm of overconsumption. Globalization is a fact of life now. There are alot of us people, we are the predominant animal on earth. I think environmentalists would be surprised by the universal agreement there would be if they just toned down the doom and gloom. We have to learn to live with nature, we all understand that. What is ironic to me is that hunters are some of the best conservationists.

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By: khairmuhammad http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-344058 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:53:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-344058 Scientists project global warming to continue at a rate that is unprecedented in hundreds of thousands or even millions of years of Earth’s history. They predict considerably more warming in the 21st century, depending on the level of future greenhouse gas emissions. For a scenario (possible situation) assuming higher emissions—in which emissions continue to increase significantly during the century—scientists project further warming of 2.4 to 6.4 Celsius degrees (4.3 to 11.5 Fahrenheit degrees) by the year 2100. For a scenario assuming lower emissions—in which emissions grow slowly, peak around the year 2050, and then fall—scientists project further warming of 1.1 to 2.9 Celsius degrees (1.9 to 5.2 Fahrenheit degrees) by the year 2100.
Melting polar ice and glaciers, as well as warming of the oceans, expands ocean volume and raises sea level, which will eventually flood some coastal regions and even entire islands. Patterns of rainfall are expected to change, with higher latitudes (closer to the poles) projected to receive more rainfall, and subtropical areas (such as the Mediterranean and southern Africa) projected to receive considerably less. Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns may damage food crops, disrupting food production in some parts of the world. Plant and animal species will shift their ranges toward the poles or to higher elevations seeking cooler temperatures, and species that cannot do so may become extinct. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere also leads to increased ocean acidity, damaging ocean ecosystems.
Human beings face global warming with a huge population at risk. The potential consequences are so great that many of the world’s leading scientists—and increasingly, politicians, business leaders, and other citizens—are calling for international cooperation and immediate action to counteract the problem.

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By: lbhagen http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-344056 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:09:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-344056 Visit the following items for an independent view of:
Global Warming & ClimateGate

http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/12  /global-warming-climategate.html

LBHagen@RoanokeSlant.org

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By: tom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-343491 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 15:16:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-343491 90% sure isnt good enough when you are using it as an excuse for tax upon tax in the name of global warming/climate change, I prefer to use the latter.That would be the equvalent of sitting an examanation and answwering a question with….I am 90% sure tht this is the answer. If your not 100% sure then wait until you are 100% sure before you start to act on figures.

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By: Denbo http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-343422 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:09:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-343422 I’ve looked through some of the code and the now infamous “Harry Read Me.txt” file. The programmer complains about corrupted data, no documentation, and having to make things up (weather station data) to get the results they want.What a catastrophe

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By: Heather http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-343416 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:08:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-343416 Yes, you really have to read on this all closer; climate change supporters have everything covered!We had global cooling, now we have global warming. When the real world weather does not match the global warming prediction, we have “global dimming”.Yup, look it up! Global dimming.

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By: gwynplaine http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-343412 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 05:57:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-343412 @A/C. Where are scientists who disagree with the “consensus” supposed to publish their findings? Peer-reviewed literature? Ooooh yeah, dissenters are unwelcome, didn’t you get the memo?

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By: GlennK http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-343384 Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:03:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-343384 The 2007 IPCC report did everyone a great disservice by not explaining that they had radically changed the basis sample for their sea level rise prediction and nobody caught it. What changed from 2001 to 2007 was tha the IPCC did not include the possible melt stats for Greenland or Antarctica because a disagreement on the various predictions and models. So it looked like they had lowered the sea level prediction but in fact all they did was change the reporting basis. In reality when you add back in even the most conservative estimates for Greenland and Antarctica using the data gathered since 2001 and especially the recent data and the IPCC estimate is way low. The actual rise will be above 7 ft. and maybe as much as 20 ft. according to many different groups of scientists.

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By: Nanner T. http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/global-warming-accelerates-climategate-rumbles-on/comment-page-2/#comment-343383 Sat, 28 Nov 2009 15:25:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14699#comment-343383 Aren’t these new dire warnings being issued by the same group of people who are under scrutiny in the CRU hack? After reading the e-mails and some of the other files, I would say that these new observations are basically worthless. The IPCC’s science has been totally discredited. I can’t believe a reputable news service is not responsible enough to print ALL of the story.

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