Comments: British scientists whine about global warming (yeah, right!)

The next time some whiny tree-hugging hippy starts blathering about global warming, calmly hand them this speech from Michael Chrichton, and stand back as their head explodes....

Posted by Tman at December 15, 2004 04:19 PM

Wow. I stumbled on this site by accident while researching a paper. I read this post, and at first, I was sure I was misunderstanding you, because I couldn't believe there were actually still people around who weren't aware global warming is real.
I am not a religious person. I do not think nature is wonderful, I am not a "Tree-hugger", I am sure Eden never existed. As someone interested in science, I am simply in concurrence with the vast majority of the scientific community who are trying to give warnings concerning the existence of global warming. There is proof. It is that simple. I am sorry you don't see it, really.

mountain glaciers the world over are receding

the Arctic ice pack has lost about 40% of its thickness over the past four decades

the global sea level is rising about three times faster over the past 100 years compared to the previous 3,000 years

there are a growing number of studies that show plants and animals changing their range and behavior in response to shifts in climate

The mainstream scientific consensus on global warming is becoming clearer every day: changes in our climate are real and they are underway. Now.

I'm probably not going to convince you two. But I hope someone sees this, and goes out and decides for themselves.

Posted by Lara at December 15, 2004 09:36 PM

Lara, yes, there are changes in the climate, underway, as we speak. A few things to keep in mind,
1. There always are changes in the climate.
2. One of the recorded climate changes that had the greatest effect in history took place during the late Middle Ages.
3. Climate changes are cyclical, and deducing the cause of the changes is extrememly difficult. Blaming global warming, for instance on carbon emmissions might not be good science since, for instance, the very large volcanic explosion of Aug. 26, 1883 in Krakatoa resulted in lower temperatures around the world because of the ash particulate in the atmosphere, and you can't get more carbon emissions that that.

Meanwhile, here in Princeton, it's 28oF. Global warming, Feh, as Michael said.

Posted by Fausta at December 16, 2004 09:10 AM
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