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  1. #1 Global warming (Harder and harder to argue it's existence) 
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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...warming23.html

    Leave it to a Texan to argue this, perhaps I should rephrase that to a Taxas oil man.

    One attack came from Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, who last year launched an investigation of Mann and his colleagues. The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee demanded information about their data and funding sources, an effort widely viewed as an attempt to intimidate the scientists.

    The crux of the dispute is that humans have had thermometers for only 150 years. To determine temperatures before that time, scientists have to rely on indirect measurements, or proxies, such as tree-ring data, cores from boreholes in ice, glacier movements and lake sediments.

    The academies panel affirmed that proxy measurements made over the past 150 years correlate well with actual measurements during that period, giving confidence the proxies provide an accurate picture of earlier times.


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    I don't doubt the existence of global warming and it angers me when someone tells me it doesn't exist, but here's some food for thought. I'm making very rough estimates because I'm not qualified to state such factual information, but I learned that there was a very slow and gradual decrease in the earth's temperature over the last several of centuries until the later part of the 20th century when cars were omnipresent. Why didn't people freak out then and think the world was coming to an ice age?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Mills
    I don't doubt the existence of global warming and it angers me when someone tells me it doesn't exist, but here's some food for thought. I'm making very rough estimates because I'm not qualified to state such factual information, but I learned that there was a very slow and gradual decrease in the earth's temperature over the last several of centuries until the later part of the 20th century when cars were omnipresent. Why didn't people freak out then and think the world was coming to an ice age?
    Lack of research and data, if they knew more perhaps they would have freaked out. Your statement only makes global warming sound worse, by that accord not only did we make the temperature stabilize from falling, we made it rise. Hmm.
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    I know, pretty sad huh? I'm not really sure if global warming can even be debated anymore. There's just too much evidence that shows we are killing earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Mills
    I know, pretty sad huh? I'm not really sure if global warming can even be debated anymore. There's just too much evidence that shows we are killing earth.
    True, even the bush administration has stopped trying to hide it under the carpet. Now we just have to figure out how to fix the problem, somehow I doubt it's too late. I also don't think we have a lot of time to waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Mills
    I don't doubt the existence of global warming and it angers me when someone tells me it doesn't exist, but here's some food for thought. I'm making very rough estimates because I'm not qualified to state such factual information, but I learned that there was a very slow and gradual decrease in the earth's temperature over the last several of centuries until the later part of the 20th century when cars were omnipresent. Why didn't people freak out then and think the world was coming to an ice age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveatLector
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick_Mills
    I don't doubt the existence of global warming and it angers me when someone tells me it doesn't exist, but here's some food for thought. I'm making very rough estimates because I'm not qualified to state such factual information, but I learned that there was a very slow and gradual decrease in the earth's temperature over the last several of centuries until the later part of the 20th century when cars were omnipresent. Why didn't people freak out then and think the world was coming to an ice age?

    Correlation does not imply causation.
    True and worth remembering, but the correlative evidence for global wrming is considerable, and the evidence goes beyond correlative and into the realm of predictive, which makes it hard to deny.

    There is also some evidence that our excessive carbon releases have indeed saved us from going into another ice age. Thank goodness for sheer luck. That doesn't mean we are still headed in the right direction though. :wink:
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    Yes...it is a conspiracy by petroleum companies to get rid of competition...get these greenies and hippies behind environmental groups to lobby the government to maintain their monopoly by not allowing the building of new refineries and constrict supply...also the uneconomical production of bio fuels...which guess what? Cost 2-4 times more, even use fossil fuels in their production and still produce CO2
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