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Climate Concerns

The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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Framing Climate Destabilization

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 12 Replies

The words we use and the images they evoke shape public comprehension of Catastrophic Climate Destabilization's immanence. Here are a few terms from the past few days. It's a tiny…Continue

Tags: communicating climate science, Climate Destabilization, framing

Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 29. 57 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…Continue

Tags: odd effects of Climate Change

Bomb Cyclone Coming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 29, 2015. 0 Replies

A bomb cyclone is a weather system so severe it causes damage similar to a bomb blast. Anthropocene Era weather keeps teaching us new terms, to label unprecedented weather events. The same weather…Continue

Tags: weird weather, bomb cyclone, climate destabilization

Arctic Death Spiral

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 10, 2015. 7 Replies

Considering that the volume of Arctic Summer sea ice in 2012 is 75% lower than in 1979, some scientists are calling the Arctic melt a death spiral. If you only look at surface area decline, as …Continue

Tags: Arctic ice melt, Arctic Sea Ice volume, Arctic Death Spiral

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Comment by Donald L. Engel on December 26, 2015 at 1:16pm

Since we are near the end of a cyclic warming period, and we still aren't as warm as the last four, why is it man's fault this time?

Just asking.

Comment by Alan Perlman on December 26, 2015 at 11:38am

I have to admit, I'm enjoying the mild winter, riding m bike on Xmas day -- but longer-term, it's nothing to be hapoy about.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 26, 2015 at 11:18am

Alan, we're supposed to be entering an ice age but climate change has been pushing toward heat instead.

Comment by Alan Perlman on December 25, 2015 at 4:17pm

Are we going through a cyclic warming period, just as we had cold eras and Ice Ages?  And if the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to or even causing it, we're screwed, because the world will never agree on anything but the need to keep burning them (e.g. NASCAR).  Energy prices are down, as is the price of oil, so don't expect anything resembling conservation anytime soon.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 24, 2015 at 5:02pm

"In 2015, researchers reported that snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California was at its lowest ever recorded level. But the official record only went back about 80 years".

"Trouet and her team found that this past year, the snowpack was the lowest it’s been in 500 years, not just since measurements began in the 1920s and ’30s."

Tree Rings

http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/pics/cc/mc/122415_treet_rings...

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 4, 2015 at 5:42pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 26, 2015 at 12:29pm

Denise, welcome to this group of people concerned about the climate and what causes the events we currently experience in our weather. Individuals have different points of view and express them honestly and clearly in a civil way, with no name-calling or sewer language. You will be able to read many different opinions and glean evidence to help you make decisions that make the most sense to you. 

Comment by Donald L. Engel on August 26, 2015 at 11:49am

Welcome aboard, Denise!  I'm glad you used the word "consensus", because that is all they have going for them. There is no proof to back up their claim of "man-made" global warming.  It's all conjecture.

Comment by Denise Deiloh on August 26, 2015 at 11:10am

Good morning. Just joined and dropping in to see what I can glean. I accept that humans are messing up the climate based on consensus but I don't actually know a lot about the topic. I'll try to stay out of the way and learn something.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 20, 2015 at 5:12pm

Donald, this is in response to is conclusion you drew from the Glacier Bay map.

Look at the Glacier Bay map...; It proves the oceans were warming at least 100 years before the industrial revolution even got started.

Global warming is reversing 1,800 years of natural ocean cooling, s...

This is the trend:

Ocean temperatures have fallen significantly over the past two millennia due to the cooling influence of successive volcanic eruptions on the surface temperatures of the Earth, scientists said. However, over the past 200 years this cooling of the oceans has gone into reverse as warmer surface temperatures due to man-made global warming has caused the seas to heat up 20 times faster than they were cooling,...

You're not seriously suggesting that the carbon dioxide we exhale is significant in the global carbon cycle, are you. That sounds more like baiting to me, or perhaps tongue-in-cheek mockery.

 

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