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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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Reconstructing the Tunic from Lendbreen in Norway.

Started by Joan Denoo Jan 30. 0 Replies

Melting glacial ice in Norway revealed a tunic dating from AD 230 to AD 390.…Continue

Tags: to, 390, reconstruction, 230, AD

Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 3. 78 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

Arctic melting increases California drought

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 1. 1 Reply

Remember the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge?...scientists have found that rapidly melting Arctic sea ice now threatens to diminish precipitation over California by as much as 15% within 20 to 30…Continue

Tags: Climate Change, California drought

Free Digital Content Hides Costs

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 14, 2017. 0 Replies

Is the digital economy a systemic driver of carbon emissions? We're so easily tricked by seemingly free services.Indiana University professor Nathan Ensmenger, environmental historian of the…Continue

Tags: carbon footprint, externalized costs, hidden costs, outsourced costs

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Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 21, 2016 at 7:48pm

I should clarify that I'm not saying humans don't cause climate change. Merely that it is irrelevant if we do.

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 21, 2016 at 7:47pm

Humanity has gone through three extinction events prior to the industrial era. 

Over the course of the entire history of the earth extinction events are so common their names get very similar.  99% of all species that have ever lived are extinct, many due to climate change. 

It's stupid and anti human to believe that "our" climate change is any different. We should be studying how to adapt. Using our resources to stop change, irregardless of the source or type, is a lost fight. And a pointless expense of finite resources.

Change is the thing that has made human life possible on earth and is the guarantor of our continued dominance as a species.  

Humanity isn't dependent on environment to survive. It is dependent on thought. 

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 21, 2016 at 7:35pm

That is just a double down on the same stuff I mentioned before. Again, those are papers, not scientists. And a misattribution of anthropogenically neutral papers as being pro-anthropogenic.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on June 21, 2016 at 7:22pm

Ruth, how do you propose that we stop a natural climate change cycle that has been going on for at least 420,000 years?

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 21, 2016 at 7:12pm

The "97% of climate scientists" figure is actually wrong.

The truth is virtual unanimity.

Out of 24,210 climate science and global warming articles published in 2013-2014, James Lawrence Powell in his new analysis found that only five rejected anthropogenic global warming. Out of those, only one was cited by another author, and that one, only once.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/01/14/do-97-of-sc...

http://jamespowell.org/methodology/newmethodology.html

Comment by Čenek Sekavec on June 21, 2016 at 7:03pm

Re: Call out the climate change deniers

For shame!  Not acknowledging climate change as anthropogenic is not the same as denying existence.   This is a question of attribution not fact. It's cheap rhetoric to poison the well.

Re: "What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?"

There is a hidden cost. It's not 'for nothing' 

Re: "97% of climate scientists agree..."

Consensus isn't a methodology to find truth... 

Yes ~98% of published papers from selected journals agree. Not the same, as one scientist published dozens of papers, et cet. Also it excludes dissenting opinion due to cherry picking which papers to analyse. Also it is a matter of policy to refuse research funding if the study will oppose UN climate policy. 

 

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 21, 2016 at 3:12pm

Daniel, I don't get tired of reposting this:

At a climate summit, a speaker is addressing points on a board behind him: energy independence, preserve rainforests, sustainability, green jobs, livable cities, renewables, clean water and air, healthy children, etc., etc. A heckler at the back of the audience asks, “What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?”(click to enlarge)

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2016 at 2:41pm

Fairbanks has relatively low temperatures in winter and relatively high temps in summers. When we took R & R in Fairbanks in 1960, we thought we would die from the heat. It might have been a relative thing because we had spent the past year near Kenai, Alaska at Wildwood Army Station and wore thick coats or light sweaters through the seasons.

"May 2016 marks the eighth month in a row with temperatures above average. "

~ The Alaska Climate Research Center

"Fairbanks, Alaska has some of the most extreme weather in the world. The summers are usually warm, with temperatures often reaching 90°. The winters are very cold and dry, with temperatures sometimes dipping down to -60°."

During WW II, my Dad was sent to Fairbanks just after Pearl Harbor to build airfields for the duration of the war. He reported temperatures as low as -70 ° F. during the winter. I don't remember the summer temps. He wore a parka and mittens made of fur and mukluks made with seal skin. He was not an armed serviceman, but a carpenter contracted by Morrison-Knudsen Construction Co. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2016 at 2:12pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 21, 2016 at 2:04pm

Concise, thanks Joan! Too bad one can't "like" a comment.

BTW, yesterday an extreme heat warning was issued in Toronto. I never imagined I'd hear that in my lifetime. Temperatures were expected to be over 93°F. You think we'll live to hear extreme heat warnings in Fairbanks, or even Yellow Knife? No, Yellow Knife is more likely to burn like Fort McMurray.

 

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