Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say

Full story: TwinCities.com

Scientists from around the world are providing even more evidence of global warming, one day after President Barack Obama renewed his call for climate legislation.
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frontporchreactionary wrote:
"Divesting from fossil fuel companies carries very low risk to the portfolio and hedges against the foreseeable decline in the fossil fuel industry known as the “Carbon Bubble”. If we are to limit temperature rise to 2oC, which is the internationally accepted limit on temperature rise, 60 to 80% of fossil fuel reserves cannot be extracted and burned for profit2. These are then are considered stranded assets, which severely inflates the value of the companies’ stock. Hence, long-term investments in the fossil fuel industry will likely prove to be bad investments.
Efforts to transition away from fossil fuels have been hindered by the industry’s money, political influence, and tacit acceptance from institutions like ours. This is where University of Delaware can play a role by publicly ending its investments in fossil fuels. A mass divestment movement can both harm these corporations’ bottom lines, and delegitimize them in the court of public opinion, aiding the transition to a sustainable future. University of Delaware can truly “Dare to be First” by being the first university among the top 100 universities with the largest endowment to divest from fossil fuels. In doing so, it would provide a strong impetus to the growing movement of divestment, which currently comprises of 6 colleges and universities, 18 cities, and numerous other institutions."
http://gofossilfree.org/students-at-the-unive...
The Federal Reserve is pumping trillions of dollars into the markets; when they stop, all stock prices will fall. Stocks with high earnings and good dividends will fare better than others. That's why I invest in fossil fuel and its byproducts.

Don't fear, that CO2 was in the air before and we're just putting it back into the light so it can do some good. They would raise the price of energy and fuel; we would have cheap oil, coal and gas so more may enjoy its warmth and share the information it helps communicate.

I'm tracking divestment schemes and looking for buy opportunities.
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Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Don't fear, that CO2 was in the air before and we're just putting it back into the light so it can do some good.
PRATT!

The carbon that was geologically sequestered over many millions of years is being oxidized and dumped onto tjw atmosphere in decades. When all that was in the air before, the sun was in an earlier stage and emitting much less energy (30% less prior to the beginning of biology). Later on, when only a fraction of it was in the air and the sun was only a few % weaker, there were tropical forests on Antarctica and much of the tropics were uninhabitable deserts - or under several hundred feet of seawater.

But you should already know that. Why?

Because it's a PRATT!
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.....the pure true & even loud tones of the Loon heard by many......
The smaller the gov't, the less response citizens have against multi-national coal, oil, energy businesses, who pay their upper floor, upper crust paper shufflers & people shovers, hundreds of millions of dollars & pay low echelons of technologists, designers, engineers, blue-collars, secretaries, & min. wage earners as little as possible.

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Kyle wrote:
<quoted text>PRATT!
The carbon that was geologically sequestered over many millions of years is being oxidized and dumped onto tjw atmosphere in decades. When all that was in the air before, the sun was in an earlier stage and emitting much less energy (30% less prior to the beginning of biology). Later on, when only a fraction of it was in the air and the sun was only a few % weaker, there were tropical forests on Antarctica and much of the tropics were uninhabitable deserts - or under several hundred feet of seawater.
But you should already know that. Why?
Because it's a PRATT!
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Carbon dioxide is vital for life. Emitting CO2 adds to the biosphere. We're returning fossil carbon to the air because that's where it belongs.
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The early part of the Carboniferous was mostly warm; in the later part of the Carboniferous, the climate cooled.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboniferous#Cl...
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Average global temperatures in the Early Carboniferous Period were hot- approximately 20° C (68° F). However, cooling during the Middle Carboniferous reduced average global temperatures to about 12° C (54° F). As shown on the chart below, this is comparable to the average global temperature on Earth today!
Similarly, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Early Carboniferous Period were approximately 1500 ppm (parts per million), but by the Middle Carboniferous had declined to about 350 ppm -- comparable to average CO2 concentrations today!
http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/Carbonifero...
lyin'brian just likes to repeat the same outrageous claims over and over just to get a response. Probably turns him on.

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I love it when toxic topix AGW deniers repeat they do NOT understand & believe climate scientists.
No wonder "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" fell for the toxic topix AGW deniers' lies. "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" has no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra, or pre-calc for its poorly or non-earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
DEAD is the knowledge of "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y".
I'm glad "ratdownthemiddle", "middleofthedownwronggull y" never learns.
you're a global warming idiot. thanks for proving it.

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<quoted text>Science content = zero.
Thanks for illustrating for the 8734th time that your beef with the science is purely economic, political, and ideological.
how much science content is in your post here, son? Zero?? Like all your other rants?!
bwaahahahahahahaa
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"With global warming you don't see a gradual warming from one year to the next. It's more like a staircase. You trot along with nothing much happening for 10 years and then suddenly you have a jump and things never go back to the previous level again."[Trenberth]
lol
more ridiculous hilarity from the head loon.
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I feel much safer now:

Obama Signs Global Warming Executive Order to "Prepare Nation" for Effects of Climate Change.

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to “prepare the nation” for the dire consequences of global warming by establishing a new task force aimed in part at steering local communities toward making “smarter” investments to prepare for climate change-caused catastrophes.

“The impacts of climate change—including an increase in prolonged periods of excessively high temperatures, more heavy downpours, an increase in wildfires, more severe droughts, permafrost thawing, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise—are already affecting communities, natural resources, ecosystems, economies, and public health across the Nation,” the executive order states.

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"With global warming you don't see a gradual warming from one year to the next. It's more like a staircase. You trot along with nothing much happening for 10 years and then suddenly you have a jump and things never go back to the previous level again."[Trenberth]
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The smaller the gov't, the less response citizens have against multi-national coal, oil, energy businesses, who pay their upper floor, upper crust paper shufflers & people shovers, hundreds of millions of dollars & pay low echelons of technologists, designers, engineers, blue-collars, secretaries, & min. wage earners as little as possible.
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This movie has a humor about Global warning. Watch it online everyone. Very informative and entertainment.

http://justmovi.com/movie/watch-bad-grandpa-2...
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IMMR $13.81 $1.09 (+8.6%).
Dang, did anyone mention IMMR at 4-5-6-7-8-9...???
Oh right, I did.
yeah....you were bragging about your paper trade and claiming you added to your position ( to cover a previous lie) when it was trading at 15!!
How's that working for you, crumb cake?
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Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>we're just putting it back into the light so it can do some good.
What do you mean?

Is it going to mitigate against the next ice age?

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There's no experimental evidence that man can control or change climate.

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There's no experimental evidence that man can control or change climate.
lyin' brian is lyin' again.

Note the false equivalence between "control" and "change".

The evidence that humans are changing the climate is incontrovertible: hence the fact that every scientific academy on the planet says it's true.

Nobody is arguing that humans can control the climate: there will always be random factors, but the fallacy that science claims it can "control" the climate of course engages brian's primary demographic: the fundaligionists, the "God's in his heaven, so global warming can't be real" types at whom his lies are aimed, for whom the "experimental evidence" meme is so powerful.

http://creation.com/is-evolution-pseudoscienc...

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Climate change mitigation means control; change in a beneficial direction. Note the green troll's false equivalence between evidence and experimental evidence.

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Climate change mitigation means control; change in a beneficial direction. Note the green troll's false equivalence between evidence and experimental evidence.
Of course in real science, there is no equivalence: if it's only evidence and not a controlled experiment, it's not the scientific method.

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Not "in real science", in technology or policy experiments are used to measure real world results and validate the technology or policy.

What's the most compelling experiment or demonstration of climate change mitigation you've seen?
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But the unavoidable truth is that sea levels are rising and Miami is on its way to becoming an American Atlantis. It may be another century before the city is completely underwater (though some more-pessimistic­ scientists predict it could be much sooner), but life in the vibrant metropolis of 5.5 million people will begin to dissolve much quicker, most likely within a few decades. The rising waters will destroy Miami slowly, by seeping into wiring, roads, building foundations and drinking-water supplies – and quickly, by increasing the destructive power of hurricanes.“Miami, as we know it today, is doomed,” says Harold Wanless, the chairman of the department of geological sciences at the University of Miami.“It’s not a question of if. It’s a question of when.”

…“If you live in South Florida and you’re not building a boat, you’re not facing reality.”

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