Before the ice age scare of the 1970s, the Earth was heating out of control, fish were migrating north, the Arctic was melting and Kilimanjaro was was losing its glaciers.
25 Jan 1950 – THE BARRIER MINER WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1950. S…
Only a completely incompetent scientist (Hansen, Mann, Jones et. al ?) would attribute this cyclical pattern to exponentially rising CO2.
Opinion: It’s hard to celebrate Earth Day while facing crisis of climate change
If it wasn’t “climate change” the author would find something else to be miserable about.
More and more people are taking the opportunity on Earth Day to recognize and celebrate the countless life-giving wonders of our precious home planet, the only place in the universe known to support life.
But, for some of us, the celebration is dampened by the realization that we’re abusing and mistreating our home, most notably by poisoning the air daily with tons of greenhouse gases that alter the climate.
CO2 and H2O are the two primary greenhouse gases and also are the basis of all life on Earth.
Much of the public, burdened by climate-change denier propaganda, is unable to accept the unpleasant reality of climate change and seek solutions. Fortunately, when people learn the facts, they can understand man’s role in the problem. Climate change is real, it’s caused primarily by man’s activities, and we need to act now to reduce destructive fossil fuel use and develop clean energy.
Opinion: It’s hard to celebrate Earth Day while facing crisis of climate change | NJ.com
No doubt humans caused the 12 degree swings seen in the graph below, even before modern humans had evolved.
Interesting how the world’s stupidest and most neurotic people imagine that they have science on their side.
Heidi Cullen says that she can directly measure abnormally warm US temperatures caused by CO2. I wonder what her magical thermometer would have measured in August, 1936?
You hear it said — I even say it — during mild winters: “If this is global warming, I like it.”
Sure, March was warm. Then the numbers came out, and we learned just how unusual March (and the winter of 2011-12) was.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, March was the warmest in the United States since it began keeping regular weather records in 1895 with more than 15,000 high temperatures set in the month, mainly in the eastern third of the country.
And it wasn’t only March. The first three months of the year were the warmest ever recorded in the lower 48 states with an average temperature of 42 degrees. That is 6 degrees above the long- term average. To put that in perspective, it is theorized that a worldwide increase in the planet’s overall temperature of only one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) will mean major changes to the earth’s ecosystems.
Figures show warming is real — and frightening | The Poughkeepsie Journal | poughkeepsiejournal.com
The amazing thing about weather is that when it is unusually warm one place, it is unusually cold someplace else. Alaska had one of the coldest months on record in March.
To understand how incredibly stupid this author is, you could do a study of baseball games and find that in 2012 – in 100% of of games played – one team or other has scored more runs than the mean for the game.
If you only measure places with above normal temperatures, you are going to find that the mean is above normal. March temperatures in the US vary by 15 degrees from year to year.
CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES Climate Summary
Science has been taken over by religious whack jobs (besides the usual group of socialists)
The angry, birth-giving God, judging human sin against the planet is the theological reflection we Christian theologians need to provide for Earth Day 2012, and from now on. Our message to the whole society must be strong and direct so that people can grasp the extent to which climate catastrophe is already starting, and we must act. God is judging our sin against the planet, and She is very, very angry about it.
A new Earth Day theology – Guest Voices – The Washington Post
Arctic ice area has increased by more than 10% over the last four years. Experts tell us that current weather patterns are caused by missing Arctic ice, so it follows that the excess ice is caused by missing ice.
Hansen’s famous 1988 predictions were a complete fustercluck, so a few weeks ago realclimate dug up an obscure forecast Hansen made in 1981, while he was still doing science.
On the 42nd Earth Day, April 22, 2012, it’s time for a change. No more flowers and beach balls that look like the earth. In Christian theological terms, it is time for righteous anger and judgment on the way in which the continued willful destruction of the planet’s ecosystem is causing widespread suffering and loss.
Flying semi-trucks and 4 feet of hail should now be our visuals for Earth Day.
The first Earth Day in 1970 is credited as launching the environmental movement and the idea of global warming. In 2012, the planet is in terrible trouble, and so is the environmental movement.
Global warming projections from thirty years ago have proved to have been remarkably accurate. Yet, there has been a steady decline in the number of Americans who say they see solid evidence of global warming.
A new Earth Day theology – Guest Voices – The Washington Post
The USA Today author seems a bit confused about the difference between “facing off” and “jerking off”. A face off involves two people, and would mean actually showing up for a debate – something the hockey team would never do.
Michael Mann faces off with foes on ‘Hockey Stick’ tour
Hockey sticks and brawls aren’t just for NHL playoff games. Climate scientist Michael Mann has the scars to prove it. But along the way he has picked up some fans as well.
The “Hockey Stick” — the term given to a graph depicting the globe’s average temperatures over the last millennium, looking like a flat shaft with a “blade” spiking upward at the end of the 20th Century — made Penn State’s Mann and his colleagues into magnets for controversy among climate naysayers. Largely, they criticized the hockey stick’s stark depiction, based for the most part on tree-ring data, of rising temperatures driven by global warming. The graph became famous after it appeared in a 2001 United Nations climate panel report.
Critics, most notably Canadian mining executive Steve McIntyre, argued that the type of statistics Mann used to collate past temperatures from tree rings inevitably introduced biases toward warming in the hockey stick reconstruction. But among scientists, a 2006 National Academy of Sciences report headed by Texas A&M’s Gerald North that largely vindicated temperature reconstructions settled a lot of debate.
Michael Mann faces off with foes on ‘Hockey Stick’ tour – USATODAY.com