Understanding the Global Warming Debate

Understanding the Global Warming Debate

There are 2 comments on the Forbes.com story from Feb 9, 2012, titled Understanding the Global Warming Debate. In it, Forbes.com reports that:

Likely you have heard the sound bite that "97% of climate scientists" accept the global warming "consensus". A Which is what gives global warming advocates the confidence to call climate skeptics "deniers," hoping to evoke a parallel with "Holocaust Deniers," a case where most of us would agree that a small group are denying a well-accepted ... (more)

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2012
LOL. This states: the fact that increased atmospheric CO2 will warm the Earth by some amount is pretty close to being universally accepted.

And: what is it exactly that skeptics “deny.” As we have seen, most don’t deny the greenhouse gas theory, or that the Earth has warmed some amount over the last several year. They don’t even deny that some of that warming has likely been via man-made CO2. What they deny is the catastrophe — they argue that the theory of strong climate positive feedback is flawed, and is greatly exaggerating the amount of warming we will see from man-made CO2. And, they are simultaneously denying that most or all of past warming is man-made, and arguing instead that the amount that is natural and cyclic is being under-estimated.

Really? So who are the bad guys: the laziness and scientific illiteracy of the media that allows folks to talk past one another.

We agree!

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#2 Feb 9, 2012
SpaceDummy wrote:
LOL. This states: the fact that increased atmospheric CO2 will warm the Earth by some amount is pretty close to being universally accepted.
Agreed.
SpaceDummy wrote:
And: what is it exactly that skeptics “deny.”
I'm sure you'll tell us how we think now.
SpaceDummy wrote:
As we have seen, most don’t deny the greenhouse gas theory, or that the Earth has warmed some amount over the last several year.
Several year?
SpaceDummy wrote:
They don’t even deny that some of that warming has likely been via man-made CO2.
So far, so good.
SpaceDummy wrote:
What they deny is the catastrophe
What catastrophe?
There is no catastrophe to deny.
SpaceDummy wrote:
they argue that the theory of strong climate positive feedback is flawed, and is greatly exaggerating the amount of warming we will see from man-made CO2.
That's true.
SpaceDummy wrote:
And, they are simultaneously denying that most or all of past warming is man-made, and arguing instead that the amount that is natural and cyclic is being under-estimated.
Can you prove that it isn't?
SpaceDummy wrote:
Really?
Really what?
SpaceDummy wrote:
So who are the bad guys: the laziness and scientific illiteracy of the media that allows folks to talk past one another.
We agree!
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