Global warming is here to stay

Aug 12, 2012 Full story: The Miami Herald 73

Excuse me, folks, but the weather is trying to tell us something. Listen carefully, and you can almost hear a parched, raspy voice whispering, "What part of 'hottest month ever' do you people not understand?" According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, July was indeed the hottest month in the contiguous United States since ... (more)

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#61 Aug 16, 2012
deniers constantly accuse anyone doing AGW research of grubbing for government grant money, yet when anyone points out who is funding the denier research its an ad hominem attack.
It's a known fact that the climate industry had been funded up to $79 billion as of 2009.
Goodness knows what the total amount is now.

Anyone searching for sceptical science funding will be lucky to find more than a few million dollars spent in that direction.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#63 Sep 5, 2012
Nauseous wrote:
Because those wildfires are growing dramatically worse as the climate warms, and the fun has barely begun.
Can you give us an update on how much "fun" you're having, or are you saddened because the wildfires have mostly burned out?
PHD

Houston, TX

#64 Sep 5, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Can you give us an update on how much "fun" you're having, or are you saddened because the wildfires have mostly burned out?
All you have to offer is useless babble.When are you going to get burned out?
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#65 Nov 20, 2012
fun farts wrote:
July 1792, Thomas Jefferson recorded 103*F temperatures at Monticello. Catherine the Great wrote about the triple digit temps in Russia the same year.
So it was 103 degF in an 11,000 foot area at the 45 deg latitude. Wow!
Seattle was 103 degF...... at 47.6 degree latitude, on the 54 degree Puget Sound. Inland, northeast of Seattle it got to 111 degF.

Comparing past Russian temperatures & forest fires with Russian weather of 2010 & 2012 is 'fun farts' farting at his funniest.
PHD

Oak Park, MI

#66 Nov 20, 2012
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
So it was 103 degF in an 11,000 foot area at the 45 deg latitude. Wow!
Seattle was 103 degF...... at 47.6 degree latitude, on the 54 degree Puget Sound. Inland, northeast of Seattle it got to 111 degF.
Comparing past Russian temperatures & forest fires with Russian weather of 2010 & 2012 is 'fun farts' farting at his funniest.
No it just has gasssss.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#67 Jan 23, 2013
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Anyone searching for sceptical science funding will be lucky to find more than a few million dollars spent in that direction.
Cute but not even close.

Oh the Koch Bros-funded study is finally published. Of course, it's not the sun but the humans with volcanoes in the mix. So, true skeptics convert with evidence.
PHD

Overton, TX

#68 Jan 23, 2013
The above talking to an empty chair.

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#69 Jan 23, 2013
This is what is really going on.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzh8fhMUmU1...
PHD

Overton, TX

#70 Jan 24, 2013
More scientific science fiction is what's going on.

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#72 Feb 11, 2013
And here is NASA.

Evidence: Climate change: How do we know?

The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1

Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about our planet and its climate on a global scale. Studying these climate data collected over many years reveal the signals of a changing climate.
Certain facts about Earth's climate are not in dispute:

The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century.2Their ability to affect the transfer of infrared energy through the atmosphere is the scientific basis of many JPL-designed instruments, such as AIRS. Increased levels of greenhouse gases must cause the Earth to warm in response.

Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, in the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate have happened very quickly, geologically-speaking: in tens of years, not in millions or even thousands.3
The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling:

• Sea level rise
Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.4

• Global temperature rise
All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880.5 Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years.6 Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep solar minimum in 2007-2009, surface temperatures continue to increase.7

• Warming oceans
The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969.8

• Shrinking ice sheets
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.

• Declining Arctic sea ice
Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades.9

• Glacial retreat
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.

• Extreme events
The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950.

• Ocean acidification
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.12,13 This increase is the result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year.14,15

http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence
PHD

Overton, TX

#73 Feb 12, 2013
Wallop10 wrote:
And here is NASA.
Evidence: Climate change: How do we know?
The Earth's climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.
The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years.1
Earth-orbiting satellites and other technological advances have enabled scientists to see the big picture, collecting many different types of information about our planet and its climate on a global scale. Studying these climate data collected over many years reveal the signals of a changing climate.
Certain facts about Earth's climate are not in dispute:
The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century.2Their ability to affect the transfer of infrared energy through the atmosphere is the scientific basis of many JPL-designed instruments, such as AIRS. Increased levels of greenhouse gases must cause the Earth to warm in response.
Ice cores drawn from Greenland, Antarctica, and tropical mountain glaciers show that the Earth’s climate responds to changes in solar output, in the Earth’s orbit, and in greenhouse gas levels. They also show that in the past, large changes in climate have happened very quickly, geologically-speaking: in tens of years, not in millions or even thousands.3
The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling:
• Sea level rise
Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.4
• Global temperature rise
All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880.5 Most of this warming has occurred since the 1970s, with the 20 warmest years having occurred since 1981 and with all 10 of the warmest years occurring in the past 12 years.6 Even though the 2000s witnessed a solar output decline resulting in an unusually deep solar minimum in 2007-2009, surface temperatures continue to increase.7
• Warming oceans
The oceans have absorbed much of this increased heat, with the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969.8
• Shrinking ice sheets
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.
• Declining Arctic sea ice
Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades.9
• Glacial retreat
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.
• Extreme events
The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950.
• Ocean acidification
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.12,13 This increase is the result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year.14,15
http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence
More BS from the walloped commander TROLL!!

Since: Jan 13

Fairfax, VA

#74 Feb 12, 2013
Another peanut for Captain Troll PennyHD.
PHD

Overton, TX

#75 Feb 13, 2013
Wallop10 wrote:
Another peanut for Captain Troll PennyHD.
More BS from the commander TROLL.

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