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Asteroids, Polar Bear Cannibalism Lead to Global Warming, or, uh, Something Bad

suyts Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 2:34 AM
John, you think that's bad, here's what an IPCC author had to say "There is wide scientific consensus that the increased number and intensity of climate change induced natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis and hurricanes, is of alarming concern." http://suyts.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/that-super-sciency-ipcc-strikes-again/
justemptypockets Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 9:56 AM
"Scientific consensus". There's nothing scientific about drawing conclusions by consensus. That may be a bit democratic but not scientific. Speaking to a self-proclaimed "climate expert" (who had a masters in English Lit!), I asked her, why is the less than 10% of total global "greenhouse gas" emissions from ALL human activity changing the climate while the 90% put out by the planet is blameless? If we're so powerful we can change the climate, why can't we change the weather-make it rain on forest fires or to break a drought, stop raining where it's flooding? Actual science has found evidence of global "climate changes" that took place long before humans were on the planet. What caused them if it wasn't us?

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Science Avenger Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 8:31 AM

More ignorant blather. The conclusions weren't drawn from the consensus, the consensus resulted from convergence in the conclusions. And if you think asking ignorant questions of English Lit majors proves anything, you really have no idea what you are talking about.

Why don't you go address the science in the primary literature? Why don't you put together your own scientific studies and show the AGW hypothesis is wrong? Because you are all ignorant cowards, content to carp about your superior knowledge from the sidelines, while actual scientists do the work, because deep down you realize how little you actually know.

The most pathetic part of the whole episode was that I knew that I would find it is soon as I saw the headlines and read the stories.

“A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday,” reported Reuters, “sending fireballs crashing to earth which shattered windows and damaged buildings, injuring more than 500 people. People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave, according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 950 miles east of Moscow.”

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