|Quoting Klaus (Reply 13):|
No, not at the rapidly accelerating pace we've seen since industrialization began.
Hmm, so what your saying is this.
Burning fossil fuels raises CO2 concentrations in the air. This leads to higher temps. Warmer oceans lead to more frequent and devistating storms which will kill us all.
B, C, and D followed A, therefore A must have caused B, C, and D.
Sure, if you overlook the relatively quiet 2006 hurricane season and the weather people lowering storm estimates this year.
Higher CO2 levels leads to higher temps. Ice melts causing ocean levels to rise. Everyone dies.
Sure, if you skip over the studies that show more ice in Antarctica, not less. Or higher temps in Greenland before I ever owned an air-conditioner and a car.
Why does every prediction of global disaster rely on computer modelling? Don't these models rely on data on the front end with assumptions built in to yield a result? Not saying anyone has done this, but why can't people fudge the numbers a bit to yield a result they want?
In the 70's magazines were talking of a global cooling trend and another ice age. Have temperatures risen in the last 30 years? Probably. Is this man made? Prove it.
Is it really time to wreak the global economy on the off chance we might achieve a degree or two of global cooling by the end of the decade?
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