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(National Geographic)   What is the cause behind the recent heat wave? Sorry global warming, you can put your hand back down   ( divider line
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2013-07-02 01:24:17 PM  
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Damnhippyfreak: Again, there is indeed a responsibility to educate oneself, but it's a bit much to set the bar quite that high. I suggest alternatives with a emphasis on accessibility and synthesis might be more suited for this purpose.

I am not disagreeing with what you are saying ... but do you realistically believe that he will read any source you present?
2013-07-02 10:50:02 AM  
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Damnhippyfreak: The simplest answer would be to note that the fact that the climate has changed for different reasons in the past does not somehow mean that the current anthropogenic trend does not exist.

He read it on a blog somewhere and it felt right in his gut ... so he's running with it.
2013-07-02 10:45:58 AM  
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THE GREAT NAME: Your graph cuts off half the recent trend, and has a highly exaggerated vertical scale in order to make the warming look bigger than it is. On that scale, any actual problematic warming would be way, way off the top of the graph. A bit misleading I would say.

Love your use of the word "problematic". Climate scientists believe the current amount of warming is "problematic".

Of course ... the anti-science crowd believe they know better. They have their blogs and political think-tanks and let's not forget their gut feelings!!! Screw all the data, forget all that evil book-lernin', the scientists are all corrupt and we need to listen to the good, honest people in the oil industry who helpfully instruct us to "Do Nothing!!!". Just keep polluting so the profits keep rolling in.
2013-07-02 08:59:10 AM  
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skozlaw: karmaceutical: koch like typing detected...


It's perfectly reasonable to anybody who understands probability to know that just because the odds of an outcome improved that doesn't mean they became a certainty. And anything that isn't a certainty can't be stated with certainty, only a level of confidence.

Which is a sort of problem when it comes to convincing imbeciles in regards to climate change. They use the non-reproducibility of chance as "evidence" that climate change isn't occurring because they ignore the confidence interval because they don't understand statistical parameters because they failed out of school in the 8th grade.

The article isn't wrong, but, yes, it will be used by idiots who are bad at math as evidence that climate change is bogus.

That was hot.
2013-07-02 12:17:18 AM  
1 vote:
It is a known fact that the climate never changed in the last 4 billion years until the Watergate scandal.

2013-07-01 10:43:48 PM  
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Gyrfalcon: mgshamster: No one weather event can be attributed to climate change. Climate change (aka global warming) is about change of the climate over time and across the globe. It is not about local weather events.

I wish people would get this through their thick skulls.

2013-07-01 10:19:29 PM  
1 vote:
I've flipped heads twice in a row, so I'm due for a tails.
2013-07-01 10:12:27 PM  
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A headline that is total bullshiat in regards to the article it is linked to?!?!?!?  On my!?!??!

/did I lay the sarcasm on thick enough?
2013-07-01 10:11:15 PM  
1 vote:
Because weather =\= climate. Unless there's a heatwave, then it's OMG GLOBAL WARMING111! 111!!
2013-07-01 09:57:37 PM  
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I was hoping it would be the heat death of the universe but it seems that's not happening....yet.
2013-07-01 09:55:40 PM  
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Nonsense, global warming is the cause of everything.
2013-07-01 08:46:47 PM  
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Those scientist types no NOTHING! You should listen to politicians.
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