Ohlookabutterfly: ... and I bet Al Gore has controlling stock in the company that made this "discovery". Can we please let this pant-load of lies and hysteria fade into obscurity and come up with a new one to be afraid of and cost us ridiculous amounts of money for no reason? Where's our new chicken little? I'm bored with the old one
somedude210: Ohlookabutterfly: ... and I bet Al Gore has controlling stock in the company that made this "discovery". Can we please let this pant-load of lies and hysteria fade into obscurity and come up with a new one to be afraid of and cost us ridiculous amounts of money for no reason? Where's our new chicken little? I'm bored with the old oneyou sound pissed.Do you deny that the Earth isn't getting warmer and weather patterns are, in turn, getting more chaotic? Do you deny that this has been occurring faster than geological records indicate it has happened in the past? Are you telling us that you don't believe that humans being incredibly industrial hasn't, maybe, accelerated the process of changing the climate?answer me those in a well-reasoned way, and I'll take your argument seriously.
Ohlookabutterfly: Do you deny there are better things you could be doing that would benefit people now, like volunteering at a homeless shelter or start a food drive for a food bank? You know, real problems.
KarmicDisaster: What would happen if it escaped the lab, can it convert CO2 from ambient air? I'm thinking that would be bad. Not enough details in TFA, but it sound like it needs a source of Hydrogen too... you could get that from electrolysis of water from solar power in the final process.
Son of Thunder: If only there was some sort of commonly-found organism that absorbs CO2 and releases O2. Even better if it was solar powered.
cirby: No - the Earth has definitely gotten slightly warmer over the last 100 years, due to a combination of natural (mostly) and human (slightly) influence. That warming has effectively stopped over the last decade or so, though, which is contrary to all predictions in AGW theory.
cirby: Nobody has found any actual evidence of this claim. No increase in hurricanes, severe weather, et cetera. For that matter, it seems like some events have gotten less common (like droughts).
cirby: Yes. The folks who claim it's happening faster than previous warming episodes compare modern direct observations to recreations from things like ice cores, which have a tendency to "smear" temperature changes. They compare thousand-year periods to decade-long periods, and see more temperature "noise" in the short-term graphs.
cirby: It has - a very small amount. Not enough to worry about, despite the frantic claims of people who point to their proven-inaccurate computer model predictions.Here's a counter-question for you: do you believe in the predictions of global warming - even though the observed warming is nearly 0.2 degree C below their most-probable-case prediction?They had three different prediction tracks - one with an accelerating increase in CO2 emissions, one with a linear increase in CO2 emissions, and one with a slowing increase. The current observed temps are at the bottom edge of the "lower CO2 through drastic cuts" prediction - even though CO2 increase has accelerated. In any other scientific field, this would go into the "that theory is broken" category, but the warmists still believe.
Grither: OH! It's whales!! That's why they have to come to the surface every now and then, to get their solar energy. I didn't know whales absorbed CO2 and released O2 though. That's pretty awesome!
somedude210: The mid-west would like to have a word with you. And yes, we have been having an increase in more severe weather. Looking at hurricanes alone, since keeping records of them, we've had a significant increase of Category 2+ making landfall. Hell, from the 1940s-2004, we've had 23 Cat2s, 32 Cat3s, 7 Cat4s and 2 Cat5s. That's a shiatload of storms. At least half of the most damaging storms (in terms of financial amount of damage) came from the last 20 years. We're facing more frequent, intense storms and it coincides with our industrial push from the 1800s.
Ohlookabutterfly: and this is why you can't have a logical discussion with someone who has never once been wrong in their entire life, sigh.
theorellior: Oh look, a piss-poor troll.Or a highly-excitable, annoying newbie. My advice: LURK MOAR. It's never enough.
somedude210: Do you deny that the Earth isn't getting warmer
somedude210: cirby: No - the Earth has definitely gotten slightly warmer over the last 100 years, due to a combination of natural (mostly) and human (slightly) influence. That warming has effectively stopped over the last decade or so, though, which is contrary to all predictions in AGW theory.What? You understand that global temps have risen steadily over the last 50 years by a degree or more per year.
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