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40 Years On: 'It's Time We Start Listening' to Global Warming Prediction

There are 2 comments on the Common Dreams story from Mar 20, 2014, titled 40 Years On: 'It's Time We Start Listening' to Global Warming Prediction. In it, Common Dreams reports that:

NOAA handout satellite image of Hurricane Sandy taken on October 27, 2012 Citing a peer reviewed scientific paper written over 40 years ago that clearly demonstrated the dangers of human-made carbon pollution and accurately predicted it would create a future of global warming, Dana Nuccitelli at the Guardian points out Thursday that "perhaps it's ... (more)

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Mar 20, 2014
"Industrial development has recently been proceeding at an increasing rate so that the output of man-made carbon dioxide has been increasing more or less exponentially," wrote Sawyer. "So long as the carbon dioxide output continues to increase exponentially, it is reasonable to assume that about the same proportion as at present (about half) will remain in the atmosphere and about the same amount will go into the other reservoirs."

While half of the carbon adds to the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere, the rest is absorbed in the ocean and biosphere, Sawyer accurately noted. Hence, this relentless excess of carbon has also led to what scientists are now calling global warming's "evil twin"—the acidification of the world's oceans.

"All in all, Sawyer's 1972 paper demonstrated a solid understanding of the fundamental workings of the global climate, and included a remarkably accurate prediction of global warming over the next 30 years," writes Nuccitelli. "Sawyer's paper was followed by similarly accurate global warming predictions by Wallace Broecker in 1975 and James Hansen in 1981."
Jim the Hoax Denier

Katy, TX

#2 Mar 23, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
"Industrial development has recently been proceeding at an increasing rate so that the output of man-made carbon dioxide has been increasing more or less exponentially," wrote Sawyer. "So long as the carbon dioxide output continues to increase exponentially, it is reasonable to assume that about the same proportion as at present (about half) will remain in the atmosphere and about the same amount will go into the other reservoirs."
While half of the carbon adds to the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere, the rest is absorbed in the ocean and biosphere, Sawyer accurately noted. Hence, this relentless excess of carbon has also led to what scientists are now calling global warming's "evil twin"—the acidification of the world's oceans.
"All in all, Sawyer's 1972 paper demonstrated a solid understanding of the fundamental workings of the global climate, and included a remarkably accurate prediction of global warming over the next 30 years," writes Nuccitelli. "Sawyer's paper was followed by similarly accurate global warming predictions by Wallace Broecker in 1975 and James Hansen in 1981."
All so many Little Boys go boom boom every day. Not 1 boom boom. No no no. Not 2 boom boom. No no no. 400K Little Boys go boom boom. Deep penetrating ionization and hoaxers glow in boom boom!

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