Ooooh, got me again, this "Mr Fusion" is another paid troll that looks for any articles about global warming then spews his nonsense.
Variations in the earth's orbit around the sun.
Before you start, we are not at a point in these natural variations
that would explain the current warming, if anything, we should be experiencing slight cooling..
The sun's output hasn't changed, either.
What has changed is the output from the PR firms hired by the fossil fuel industries to try to convince people that their products are not the cause of global warming. These are the same PR companies that tried to convince us that cigarettes do not kill their users or those around them.
And of course, those who want to hear such nonsense tend to believe it.
And *I'm* a know-it-all?
Would you agree that when the glaciers covered most of the northern hemisphere, and what is present day Manhattan was under at least a mile of ice, mankind was not the cause of that melting.
What do you postulate was the the cause of that incredible change? Why then, is it impossible to imply that such is not happening now? The dynamism of the planetary weather is much more complex than a few computer models, in consideration of solar cycles, undersea volcanism, and biological changes.
I have written many models for various phenomenon, and the problem with any model it that each one is too small and too limited to capture and recalibrate error and bias. Ergo, they are good for a very limited number of iterations. After that is exceeded, the errors grow to large to make the "conclusions" relevant.
Just to be clear, when the glaciers covered most of North America, Europe and Asia, and the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii, (see this months issue of Nat Geo) we were not the cause of the temperature rise. What do you postulate that the cause of that melting?
Real or not, is climate change something to be fearful of, especially when weighed against its causes? I think being able to keep my food fresh, my home at a comfortable temperature, and travel anywhere on earth in less than a day is worth it being 1 degree warmer. If warming's caused by humans, wouldn't the cost of preventing it have been staying in the 19th century?
"Its obvious, Matt already knows everything and anyone that might differ with his opinion is just a peon."
Am I supposed to argue with this?
Don't go away , Artrogue, but if you make a list as you did you should have noted that that list represented a very small minority of scientists.
Otherwise, it looks like you are pushing an agenda.
Some day i might figure out why i even bother to post on here. Must be one of my own character flaws. Its obvious, Matt already knows everything and anyone that might differ with his opinion is just a peon.
We all know the majority of Scientists do believe it is caused by mankind, so there is no reason to list them all. I'm not trying to hide anything.
I wanted to make a list of Scientists that have differing opinions and don't seem to get the acknowledgement or press, for whatever reason. There are obviously well respected and accomplished Scientists who do not agree.
The heading 'Scientists arguing that the cause of global warming is unknown"
was taken from my sources. It was not intended to make any political statement.
Thats your bias.
As far as greedy ways maybe you should address your concerns to the major contributors to air pollution on the planet.
Chinese coal burning power plants that China is not about to change from and only pay lip service to the IPCC.
I'm sure they will listen to ur opinion.
The United States is small potatoes compared to China and India and they could careless what we say or do.
"There is no consenus among scientists that Anthropogenic Climate Change is occuring."
"- Scientists arguing that global warming is primarily caused by natural processes:"
So, humans are not part of the natural process?
"Scientists arguing that the cause of global warming is unknown"
Ten years ago, the conservative mythology was that there was no such thing as climate change or global warming, now it's "we don't know what's causing it but it sure as hell isn't our selfish and greedy ways".
Why did you leave out the list of scientists who consider climate change to be a real phenomenom?
Oh, I get it, lack of space.
There is no consenus among scientists that Anthropogenic Climate Change is occuring. Unless maybe you just ignore all dissenters as quacks. In any case, Scientific theories are not determined by pure consensus. Science is not a democratic process.
- Scientists who question the accuracy of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) climate projections:
Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus of the School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study; Fellow of the Royal Society
Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the National Academy of Sciences
Nils-Axel Mörner, retired head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University, former chairman of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution (1999–2003)
Garth Paltridge, retired chief research scientist, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research and retired director of the Institute of the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre
Philip Stott, professor emeritus of biogeography at the University of London
Hendrik Tennekes, retired director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
- Scientists arguing that global warming is primarily caused by natural processes:
Khabibullo Abdusamatov, mathematician and astronomer at Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Sallie Baliunas, astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Ian Clark, hydrogeologist, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
Chris de Freitas, associate professor, School of Geography, Geology and Environmental Science, University of Auckland
David Douglass, solid-state physicist, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology, Western Washington University
William M. Gray, professor emeritus and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
William Happer, physicist specializing in optics and spectroscopy, Princeton University
William Kininmonth, meteorologist, former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology
David Legates, associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware
Tad Murty, oceanographer; adjunct professor, Departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa
Tim Patterson, paleoclimatologist and professor of geology at Carleton University in Canada.
Ian Plimer, professor emeritus of Mining Geology, the University of Adelaide.
Nicola Scafetta, research scientist in the physics department at Duke University
Tom Segalstad, head of the Geology Museum at the University of Oslo
Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia
Willie Soon, astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Roy Spencer, principal research scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Henrik Svensmark, Danish National Space Center
Jan Veizer, environmental geochemist, professor emeritus from University of Ottawa
- Scientists arguing that the cause of global warming is unknown
Syun-Ichi Akasofu, retired professor of geophysics and founding director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Claude Allègre, politician; geochemist, Institute of Geophysics (Paris)
Robert C. Balling, Jr., a professor of geography at Arizona State University
John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, contributor to IPCC
Petr Chylek, space and remote sensing sciences researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Judith Curry, Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology
David Deming, geology professor at the University of Oklahoma
Antonino Zichichi, emeritus professor of nuclear physics at the University of Bologna and president of the World Federation of Scientists
- Scientists arguing that global warming will have few negative consequences
Craig D. Idso, faculty researcher, Office of Climatology, Arizona State University and founder of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Sherwood Idso, former research physicist, USDA Water Conservation Laboratory, and adjunct professor, Arizona State University[
Patrick Michaels, retired research professor of environmental science at the University of Virginia
Considering the President and the Democratic party had all the power til the 2010 midterm elections this cartoon is more misinformation. The President could have pushed thru any economic job package he wanted til the midterm elections. It has nothing to do with the GOP.
Oh and its not really even midly amusing. Study some Walt Kelly!
Funny how when it's summer, the liberals call it "global warming". In the winter they call it "climate change".
Why, I'm sure Mr. Utley's information is credible...
And what are your qualifications to make such a statement?
Anthropogenic Climate Change is a myth.
Climate Change is a constant.
exactly how it was
When he began running for president in 2006,
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