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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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Future Sea Level Rise: Top 10 Countries In Danger

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Apr 27. 6 Replies

"Published on Jul 30, 2015These are the top 10 countries threatened by the 6-meter sea level rise we are almost guaranteed to see in the not-too-distant future, according to the projected pace of…Continue

Tags: warming, ice, melt, global, rise

Arctic Death Spiral

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 23. 9 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

Human Rise Depended on Reliable Seasons

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 12. 3 Replies

In "What people get wrong about climate change" we learn that the crucial circumstance necessary for homo sapiens to abandon a nomadic existence and "take control of food" was 10,000 years of of…Continue

Tags: ascending from nomadism, climate stability, Save the Earth

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Comment by Donald L. Engel on January 15, 2016 at 6:39pm

Comment by Donald L. Engel on January 15, 2016 at 3:55pm

About Copernicus?  Or the warming cycle?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 15, 2016 at 3:41pm

Donald, I am trying to find data to reveal if you are correct. So far, I find nothing to support your claim. Can you supply citations?

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 15, 2016 at 3:34pm

Comment by Donald L. Engel on January 15, 2016 at 1:14pm

Grinning Cat, before Copernicus published his work in 1512, 100% of the world's population (That is absolutely everyone) believed the earth was flat, and the entire universe spun around the earth. 

Percentages of believers don't prove anything.  Only facts count, and there aren't enough facts to prove anything yet.  In fact, the facts that are available show that we are in a normal ice age/warming cycle, and we still aren't as warm as the last four warming periods.

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 15, 2016 at 9:41am

President Obama was wrong when he tweeted that "97% of scientists agree: climate change is real, man-made and dangerous."

Turns out the actual number is above 99.9%.

Yesterday, Hemant Mehta of Friendly Atheist highlighted that finding by James Lawrence Powell, executive director of the National Physical Science Consortium. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/01/14/do-97-of-sc...

In Powell's own analysis, out of 24,210 papers dealing with climate change, only five denied anthropogenic global warming. Only one of those five has been cited by another author, and that exactly once.

Mehta's telling conclusion: There are literally more Republicans in Congress who deny climate science than there are published scientists who feel the same way.

Related: 6% of scientists are Republican. Scientists have no explanation for why that number is so high.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on January 14, 2016 at 11:42pm

Joan, I'm not being disrespectful, but I'm not sure I understand your point in this last entry.  Are you pointing out that there were human remains found in the moraine?  If so, that is not suprising to me, because they think humans came across the land bridge some 15,000 years ago during the last ice age.  I'm sure many, if not all, died and the glacier absorbed their bodies, and then later deposited them in the moraines. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 14, 2016 at 9:41pm

As globe warms, melting glaciers revealing more than bare earth

When I lived near Kenai, Alaska for two years, I spent many happy hours roaming the beach between Cook's Inlet and the very high glacial hills of gravel left from the last Great Ice Age. Bones of humans, mammoths, mastodons, and all kinds of wildlife came tumbling down as the sand fell away from the land.

This report is of the remains melting out of glaciers, a treasure trove, worldwide.

"as the once-frozen world emerges from slumber, it’s yielding relics, debris – and corpses – that have laid hidden for decades, even millennia.”

Comment by Gerald Payne on December 29, 2015 at 3:27am

I think the interpretation is that oceanic carbon doesn't affect climate but the worry is despite this atmospheric carbon has reached dangerous levels. I personally think the variables in the mix are such that the interpretations are at best educated speculations and that we're still in the throes of the last ice age.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 29, 2015 at 12:55am

Čenek, what did I just read?  

 

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