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(BBC)   Atmospheric CO2 reaches 400ppm for the first time in two million years. Probably nothing to worry about. I'd ignore it, personally   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 478
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2013-05-10 05:34:53 PM
The last time CO2 was regularly above 400ppm was three to five million years ago

How the hell did you get 2 million out of that, subby??
 
2013-05-10 05:39:38 PM
I was reliably informed the world is only 6,000 years old, so this number is meaningless to me.
 
2013-05-10 05:40:25 PM

markie_farkie: The last time CO2 was regularly above 400ppm was three to five million years ago

How the hell did you get 2 million out of that, subby??


Subtraction?
 
2013-05-10 05:43:33 PM
Anyone watch "Cool It"?

It is a good movie for those who are interested in alternative views on how to deal with climate change
 
2013-05-10 05:44:14 PM
The American right's obvious intransigence on this aside, this is really a global failure, and it can all be blamed on one thing:

Monetary greed.
 
2013-05-10 05:45:43 PM
I'd keep playing. I don't think the heavy stuff's going to come down for quite a while.
 
2013-05-10 05:47:58 PM
Somebody better start with the charts and graphs.
 
2013-05-10 05:57:33 PM

cman: Anyone watch "Cool It"?

It is a good movie for those who are interested in alternative views on how to deal with climate change


So, fiction.
 
2013-05-10 06:02:44 PM

jehovahs witness protection: cman: Anyone watch "Cool It"?

It is a good movie for those who are interested in alternative views on how to deal with climate change

So, fiction.


Its not fiction. Global Warming is real.

Only a partisan idiot would think that scientists dont know what they are doing when it conflicts with their own political view, and then praising them for being the smartest men in history if they do match up to ones beliefs.

Scientific consensus is is that global warming is happening.
Scientific consensus is that nuclear power is safe and its waste can be dealt with safely.

See what I mean?
 
2013-05-10 06:19:36 PM
Move along people. Nothing to see here. Move along.
 
2013-05-10 06:42:43 PM

cman: It is a good movie for those who are interested in alternative views on how to deal with climate change


Putting a giant ice cube in the ocean?
 
2013-05-10 06:43:43 PM

kronicfeld: cman: It is a good movie for those who are interested in alternative views on how to deal with climate change

Putting a giant ice cube in the ocean?


We're gonna need a giant ice machine for that. Possibly in space.
 
2013-05-10 06:44:08 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: The American right's obvious intransigence on this aside, this is really a global failure, and it can all be blamed on one thing:

Monetary greed.


0/10

If by "monetary greed" you mean "cars, electricity and the internet" then you need to get off Fark and go back to your hut.
 
2013-05-10 06:44:10 PM
Do scientists know what caused the rise in co2 levels without human interference?
 
2013-05-10 06:44:34 PM
FTFA: "The last time CO2 was regularly above 400ppm was three to five million years ago - before modern humans existed.

Really????
 
2013-05-10 06:45:50 PM

DubtodaIll: Do scientists know what caused the rise in co2 levels without human interference?


Probably massive fires or a significant amount of volcanic activity.  IE burning stuff.
 
2013-05-10 06:46:18 PM
Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-05-10 06:46:31 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: The American right's obvious intransigence on this aside, this is really a global failure, and it can all be blamed on one thing:

Monetary greed.


Whereas your solution is much better.
 
2013-05-10 06:46:50 PM

Ennuipoet: I was reliably informed the world is only 6,000 years old, so this number is meaningless to me.


This, except I was infromed.
 
2013-05-10 06:47:11 PM
Manbearpig

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2013-05-10 06:47:25 PM
My tomato plants are ready to go into the ground. Come on Global WarmingTM
 
2013-05-10 06:47:49 PM

dillenger69: Somebody better start with the charts and graphs.


Funny how so many of these threads are still all about how climate change has got to be a hoax, and very little about what society should be doing about it.

And yeah, we could demand that solar and wind become affordable and readily available to anyone, American-made.

But no, let's just bullshiat about how imposible climate change is, and that it's being overblown, alarmist, gubbamint grab, India and China, etc. Whatever stupid right-wing talking point flavor of the month that got kicked to the curb here at Fark in 2006. Fine with me.

Also, nuclear power is a stupid idea when we should be promoting wind and solar. Just getting that out there in case anyone gives a fark.
 
2013-05-10 06:49:20 PM
Sounds like a buffet for plants.
 
2013-05-10 06:49:23 PM

DubtodaIll: Do scientists know what caused the rise in co2 levels without human interference?


Any time it happened before, the results were never good. See the Cambrian extinctions e.g.
 
2013-05-10 06:49:24 PM
I broke the dam.
 
2013-05-10 06:49:47 PM

angryjd: Grand_Moff_Joseph: The American right's obvious intransigence on this aside, this is really a global failure, and it can all be blamed on one thing:

Monetary greed.

0/10

If by "monetary greed" you mean "cars, electricity and the internet" then you need to get off Fark and go back to your hut.


And... then there's that.

/ but I'd have to give up my iPhone, so... no.
 
2013-05-10 06:50:00 PM

whidbey: Also, nuclear power is a stupid idea when we should be promoting wind and solar.


And nuclear. You forgot to mention that nuclear power is awesome and we should be using it more.

/Geothermal too
 
2013-05-10 06:50:02 PM

Kazrath: DubtodaIll: Do scientists know what caused the rise in co2 levels without human interference?

Probably massive fires or a significant amount of volcanic activity.  IE burning stuff.


And how is it that massive fires and volcanic activity stopped to play a consistent role in the CO2 levels of modern ages, and instead, we blame volcanic activity for global cooling?
 
2013-05-10 06:50:27 PM

Ennuipoet: I was reliably informed the world is only 6,000 years old, so this number is meaningless to me.


You will be first to enter my Thunderdome.

Should be a familiar scenario.
 
2013-05-10 06:51:14 PM
Can anybody translate that article for an idiot like myself?

Also, if global warming is real, and the Earth is alive, is the Earth not capable of taking care of itself?
 
2013-05-10 06:51:20 PM
Biblical environmental studies clearly tell us that God has got it covered.
 
2013-05-10 06:51:39 PM
PPM is "parts per million", right? So for every million particles in the air, 400 of 'em are CO2, right? So that means that out of every million particles in the air, 999,600 particles are not CO2. That doesn't sound like a lot. We should just let this slide. Besides, God wouldn't let anything bad happen to us....we're American, and God loves real 'Murricans.
 
2013-05-10 06:52:20 PM
I'm sure destroying some of the world's great carbon sinks really helps, too.
 
2013-05-10 06:53:08 PM

angryjd: If by "monetary greed" you mean "cars, electricity and the internet" then you need to get off Fark and go back to your hut.


We can have all those things (well, maybe less so with the cars) and still reduce carbon emissions.

There is room to debate what the most efficient way to do that is, but pretending climate change isn't happening because you would find it politically or economically inconvenient is not a rational answer.
 
2013-05-10 06:53:10 PM
Not really a big deal. I mean, it's not like some Swedish scientist demonstrated CO2's roll in global temperatures back in the farking 1800's or anything.
 
2013-05-10 06:54:06 PM
captainmaxthedestroyer: is the Earth not capable of taking care of itself?

It's very capable; been doing it for billions of years. However, the earth is wholly indifferent to our well-being.
 
2013-05-10 06:54:07 PM

cameroncrazy1984: We're gonna need a giant ice machine for that. Possibly in space.


Fixing the problem once and for all.

ONCE AND FOR ALL.
 
2013-05-10 06:54:28 PM

puffy999: I'm sure destroying some of the world's great carbon sinks really helps, too.


It didn't help that they kept being posted when the mods were asleep.
 
2013-05-10 06:54:44 PM
http://researchmatters.noaa.gov/news/P ages/arcticCO2.aspx

Not News, this milestone was passed a year ago. If you are worried though please contact me for oceanfront in WNY (Rochester) mean 505 ft above sea level.
 
2013-05-10 06:54:46 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-10 06:55:43 PM

captainmaxthedestroyer: Also, if global warming is real, and the Earth is alive, is the Earth not capable of taking care of itself?


The Earth will be fine.  The question is if humans will be fine.
 
2013-05-10 06:56:18 PM
Another statistic from the Institute of Made Up Numbers. Supported by your tax dollars......
 
2013-05-10 06:56:46 PM
Gold star humanity! I knew you could do it.
 
2013-05-10 06:57:06 PM
I know there's too many competent eyes in this thread for  General Jimto show up yet, but come back later for a talk on his new book, "The Tactics of Modern Guerrilla Shilling and the Alts that Love Them " coming to an underfunded science curriculum near you!
 
2013-05-10 06:57:49 PM

captainmaxthedestroyer: Can anybody translate that article for an idiot like myself?

Also, if global warming is real, and the Earth is alive, is the Earth not capable of taking care of itself?


Oh, the Earth will indeed take care of itself*.

*We are not part of the Earth; we're just riding on it. Human survival is irrelevant to physics. More CO2=more heat trapped=balancing of more heat=more severe weather (weather being the result of uneven heating)
 
2013-05-10 06:58:40 PM

kronicfeld: cman: It is a good movie for those who are interested in alternative views on how to deal with climate change

Putting a giant ice cube in the ocean?


I heard people talk about putting dumping large amounts of base into the ocean where it acidifying.

Since the ocean is a giant aquarium to most people anyways.
 
2013-05-10 06:59:45 PM
attempting to care....   failed.

a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2013-05-10 06:59:48 PM
"The station, which sits on the Mauna Loa volcano"

I think I found the problem...
 
2013-05-10 07:00:57 PM
I concur! After all; I've been around for 2 million years just like the scientists!
 
2013-05-10 07:01:39 PM
If we global warm ourselves to extinction would that be considered 1 big Darwin Award?

Or is it a separate one for each person?
 
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