Vaporman wrote:It's all that dang Global Cooling!!! Or is it Global Warming... Ohh crap, i can't remember what the current dogma of the day.
All the doubters of climate change, also seem to doubt evolution by means of natural selection, so I guess the AIDS virus and the new swine flu are just hoaxes as well. Look at all the scientific data, and it is clear that there is a correlation between carbon dioxide levels and global climate (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH WEATHER!). Starting from about the time of the industrial revolution global temperature has been going up as well as carbon dioxide levels. The greenhouse effect does exist, or else no life on earth would be possible. While the earth's climate has changed in its 4.6 billion year history, the change that is taking place now is startling as 150 years is literally nothing in eath's history. We can observe these changes everyday when we are hiking, mountaintops covered with dead White bark pine trees, decreasing Joshua Tree populations in JTNP, melting glaciers in Glacier and Glacier Bay.
The problem is... Science is not political. But we have had a political party that has taken the position of being anti-science, and so we have 40% of the population (basically all of them have no background in science) that is politically polarized by science (again, science is meant to be objective). So we have people who to this day doubt evolution by natural selection (a process which can be MEASURED by biologists) and now we have the politicizing of climate change, and in some cases science in general(teaching evolution in schools is still oft debated). Just suggesting that next time you decide want to believe about science, you might want to ask scientists, instead of Sarah Palin. The same people who are fighting action on climate change fought the Wilderness Act 45 years ago, after all that would mean getting in the way of oil company profits.
Not saying that deforestation does not have anything to do with it, but if we're going to make fun climate change than lets get some hard scientific articles links from you that support the hypotheses that
1. The mean global temperature is not rising.
2. Human beings have no effect on the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
3. There is no correlation between Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere and global climate.