Comments on: Why Pakistan monsoons support evidence of global warming http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/08/20/why-pakistan-monsoons-support-evidence-of-global-warming/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Wyvie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/08/20/why-pakistan-monsoons-support-evidence-of-global-warming/comment-page-1/#comment-11817 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 23:43:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=8367#comment-11817 I’m more than happy to agree that we need to clean up our act, I buy green energy. But one thing about articles like this bothers me… “most catastrophic flooding in Pakistan for 80 years”. So, if it happened 80 years ago as well, then how exactly is it a sign of global warming? Isn’t that just a sign of a natural cycle that’s longer than a weatherman’s attention span?

Still, I suppose if it gets us to start using renewable resources and getting smart about what we’re doing, I guess the scare tactics are a viable means to an end.

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By: Tucci78 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/08/20/why-pakistan-monsoons-support-evidence-of-global-warming/comment-page-1/#comment-11815 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:20:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=8367#comment-11815
If significant global warming is taking place – and in light of the actions of the CRU correspondents (see “Climategate”) to deliberately corrupt all of the world’s surface temperature datasets, that concept is still not yet subject to any sort of valid “scientific consensus” – there is still absolutely no hard evidence that human action has anything to do with it.

You got that, folks? If there is global warming (and there is no real proof that such has taken place, that it is now taking place, or that it will ever take place in the next few decades given the reduction in insolation demonstrated by recent sunspot minima), there’s no proof that human action as anything whatsoever to do with it.

And everything known about atmospheric physics indicates that discontinuing all combustion of fossil petrochemicals – an impossibility – would do not a damned thing to abate whatever global warming might conceivably take place.

Efforts to make Americans feel guilty for what is going on in the Indus River valley and regions thereabouts are duplicitous and contemptible. We didn’t cause the problems the Pakistani tribes are currently facing. In large part, they themselves did, courtesy of the civil government they suffer, which is even today more interested in waging a war against Hindu India along the Kashmir frontier than in flood control and mitigation.

“As a citizen of the country with the biggest carbon footprint in the world,” I am thoroughly disgusted by damned fools who consider American prosperity to have come at the cost of foreigners and the kleptocracies they support in other countries.

And therefore to hell with the soggy weepers, the “True Believers” in the man-made global warming fraud.

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By: SirSquid http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/08/20/why-pakistan-monsoons-support-evidence-of-global-warming/comment-page-1/#comment-11812 Sat, 21 Aug 2010 19:36:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=8367#comment-11812 Climate changes aren’t just going to affect the rest of the world. Consider that something like 75% of our agriculture depends on rainfall; any change in weather patterns here will seriously affect us. Too much rain, crops rot in the field, too little and crops never grow. There are long-term, naturally occurring fluctuations in climate, but the amount of garbage we dump into the air and water are throwing things off, and our recent general understanding of weather patterns could easily be sent back to the drawing board.

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By: M.Henderson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/08/20/why-pakistan-monsoons-support-evidence-of-global-warming/comment-page-1/#comment-11802 Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:04:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=8367#comment-11802 As a citizen of the country with the biggest carbon footprint in the world, I am saddened and sorry for the catastrohies that are occurring and that will occur. I can only imagine what these poor people are going through and can only send them my deepest condolenses. As the earth warms, then eventually heats to an unimmaginable temperature, we as the arcitects of our own dimise will only be able to do one thing, plant more trees. Trees, trees, trees. They are the only means to solve ouir problems. We need to stop using oil and coal. Plant trees. then we will truly be able to say to our creator that we heard the message loud and clear and listened at the same time. These signs aare ever present. I am sorry for all of our mistakes as humans and global citizens.

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