Va. scientist finds rising East Coast sea levels

May 5, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Washington Examiner

For years, computer simulations have predicted that climate change will cause East Coast sea levels to rise at an increasingly rapid rate.

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SpaceBlues

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May 15, 2013
 
During last 150 years greenhouse gas levels have climbed 40 percent mainly from us burning of fossil fuels. This additional "forcing" is warming the planet more than it has in thousands of years. From Earth's history, we know that positive feedbacks will amplify this additional warming.

The current CO2 levels happened 3 million years ago. Modern humans came around 200,000 years ago.
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May 16, 2013
 
Dana Nuccitelli of Skeptical Science, said she was encouraging scientists to stress the consensus "at every opportunity, particularly in media interviews".

Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, hit 400 parts per million in the atmosphere last week, the highest in perhaps 3 million years.

Governments have agreed to work out, by the end of 2015, a deal to slow climate change that a U.N. panel of experts says will cause more floods, droughts and rising sea levels.
real central va Marine

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May 17, 2013
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>What? You need to learn science.
When the Earth comes out of an ice age, the warming is not initiated by CO2 but by changes in the Earth’s orbit. The warming causes the oceans to give up CO2. The CO2 amplifies the warming and mixes through the atmosphere, spreading warming throughout the planet. So CO2 causes warming AND rising temperature causes CO2 rise.
http://www.skepticalscience.com/co2-lags-temp...
Still waiting for your PROOF...I SAY that the earth goes through these cycles every couple of millenia, that doesn't make it true does it?
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May 17, 2013
 
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>Still waiting for your PROOF...I SAY that the earth goes through these cycles every couple of millenia, that doesn't make it true does it?
Natural climate change in the past proves that climate is sensitive to an energy imbalance. If the planet accumulates heat, global temperatures will go up. Currently, CO2 is imposing an energy imbalance due to the enhanced greenhouse effect. Past climate change actually provides evidence for our climate’s sensitivity to CO2.

http://www.skepticalscience.com/climate-chang...
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May 17, 2013
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
Dana Nuccitelli of Skeptical Science, said [he] was encouraging scientists to stress the consensus "at every opportunity, particularly in media interviews".
Rising concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, hit 400 parts per million in the atmosphere last week, the highest in perhaps 3 million years.
Governments have agreed to work out, by the end of 2015, a deal to slow climate change that a U.N. panel of experts says will cause more floods, droughts and rising sea levels.
Correction.. Reuters goofed. Dana is a he, not a she.
real central va Marine

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May 17, 2013
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Natural climate change in the past proves that climate is sensitive to an energy imbalance. If the planet accumulates heat, global temperatures will go up. Currently, CO2 is imposing an energy imbalance due to the enhanced greenhouse effect. Past climate change actually provides evidence for our climate’s sensitivity to CO2.
http://www.skepticalscience.com/climate-chang...
But you are unable to PROVE it.
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May 17, 2013
 
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>But you are unable to PROVE it.
What do you mean by that? I answered all your questions in good faith.

Are you just another denier at all cost? Don't waste my time.
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May 17, 2013
 
No known natural forcing fits the fingerprints of observed warming except anthropogenic greenhouse gases.

http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warmin...
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May 17, 2013
 
zeek wrote:
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No what im saying is all this global bs is a carbon tax fraud
If we fear for the future, it is paradoxical to attempt to mitigate risks by remaining invested in fossil fuels. What we do now will bring about the future for better or worse. If we’re to emerge from our 19th century energy system, it must be us, now, today, who set that emergence in motion. Leave fossil fuels for those who prefer to look backwards.

http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm...
real central va Marine

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May 17, 2013
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>If we fear for the future, it is paradoxical to attempt to mitigate risks by remaining invested in fossil fuels. What we do now will bring about the future for better or worse. If we’re to emerge from our 19th century energy system, it must be us, now, today, who set that emergence in motion. Leave fossil fuels for those who prefer to look backwards.
http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm...
First line from YOUR SOURCE...
"Garvin Jabusch examines the potential risks of society's over reliance on fossil fuels."
POTENTIAL...again, nothing proven. YOU have the "potential" to be president; did it happen yet? Let me know when it does.
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May 17, 2013
 
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>First line from YOUR SOURCE...
"Garvin Jabusch examines the potential risks of society's over reliance on fossil fuels."
POTENTIAL...again, nothing proven. YOU have the "potential" to be president; did it happen yet? Let me know when it does.
You would never guess he is investing i carbon futures with al gore
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May 17, 2013
 
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>First line from YOUR SOURCE...
"Garvin Jabusch examines the potential risks of society's over reliance on fossil fuels."
POTENTIAL...again, nothing proven. YOU have the "potential" to be president; did it happen yet? Let me know when it does.
Did you read the material?

Technical jargon bugs you, I see.
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May 20, 2013
 
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Did you read the material?
Technical jargon bugs you, I see.
Sure did read it. The first line gives the author an out if he is wrong. Why put it in if you KNOW you are right? If you can PROVE you are right?

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