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Re: global warming

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:48 am

While we're thinking about protecting the environment ... dont' forget Earth Hour
It's largely symbolic, of course, but we need symbols and it's a lovely one.


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Re: global warming

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Re: global warming

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Re: global warming

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:56 pm

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Re: global warming

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:04 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: global warming

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:10 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: global warming

Postby Dan74 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:43 pm

Maybe Danielion can interject and list the number of errors of logic in the preceding three posts.

E.g.

1. the fact that there is not a lot of CO2 in the atmosphere does not mean that it has no effect, just like me taking mere 0.0001% of potassium cyanide in my drink does not mean it will have no effect on my health.

2. Extensive modeling of the greenhouse effects on C02 has been done and shown that not only does it cause warming, but the amounts we have contributed can cause significant warming.

etc

Some years ago I've worked with a scientist who was a co-author of one of the UN Reports on Climate Change who's also written several pamphlets debunking common myths and misconceptions (more on that below). He was the first to admit that the precise extent of the warming is very hard to predict. A lot of uncertainty still exists but not in the actual fact of warming, just in the extent. Here's pretty thorough info written by some of the top people in the field (if anyone is interested in getting informed on the subject):



More detail:



And it's also a good idea to try to inform oneself on the concept of a "trend". For the impatient and the time-challenged:



Here's an interesting read for everybody on how vital issues have been obfuscated by the special interest groups:

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Re: global warming

Postby Buckwheat » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:13 pm

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: global warming

Postby Buckwheat » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:29 pm

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: global warming

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: global warming

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Re: global warming

Postby Buckwheat » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:40 pm

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: global warming

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:50 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: global warming

Postby Dan74 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:57 pm

"It's good that children are encouraged to be critical thinkers. But it would've been great if they were taught how to do so."

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Re: global warming

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Re: global warming

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:59 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: global warming

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Re: global warming

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:05 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: global warming

Postby Alex123 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:06 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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