Dating an ancient episode of severe g...

Dating an ancient episode of severe global warming

There are 6 comments on the Free Republic story from Jun 15, 2011, titled Dating an ancient episode of severe global warming. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Using sophisticated methods of dating rocks, a team including University of Southampton researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, have pinned down the timing of the start of an episode of an ancient global warming known as the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum , with implications for the triggering mechanism.

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#1 Jun 16, 2011
"the phenomena that triggered the event remain controversial."
So, science doesn't know what caused the PETM, it's not sure what's causing current non climate change and it hasn't a clue what the future holds.
Not very reassuring.
And all for the bargain price of many billions of taxpayer $,, and other currencies.

Since: Apr 10

Milwaukee, WI USA

#2 Jun 16, 2011
Earthling-1 wrote:
"the phenomena that triggered the event remain controversial."
So, science doesn't know what caused the PETM, it's not sure what's causing current non climate change and it hasn't a clue what the future holds.
Not very reassuring.
And all for the bargain price of many billions of taxpayer $,, and other currencies.
And it is BILLIONS, this government program:
United States Global Change Reseaarch Program
http://www.globalchange.gov/
Is spending billions.

This report:
Climate Change
in the FY 2011 Budget
Paul A.T. Higgins
American Meteorological Society
http://climatequotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2...
Says:
The United State Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). The
USGCRP coordinates and integrates climate research over 13 executive
branch departments and agencies. The total requested budget for FY
2011 that falls within the scope of the USGCRP is $2.6 billion, which
would be a 20.7 percent increase over the FY 2010 appropriation
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Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jun 16, 2011
Ineresting. The earth's orbit changed somewhat about 500,000 years ago. Scientists don't know why, but can see the change manifested in the periods of glaciation.

Glaciation prior to 500,000 years ago was on the earth's obliquity schedule. After that time glaciation became consistent with the eccentric schedule.

The ability of the scientist to determine just where all the objects (planets, moons, sun) were in our solar system 56 million years ago is interesting.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#4 Jun 16, 2011
Steve Case wrote:
And it is BILLIONS, this government program:
<quoted text>
Is spending billions.
This report:
<quoted text>
Says:
<quoted text>
$2.6 billion?
Peanuts, especially when it's taxpayer's money that could go towards making life easier for unemployed Americans, by inventing useful jobs for them to do.
More care for the less wealthy elderly and infirm could be on that list for a start.
It wouldn't take much imagination to put that money to good use, instead of wasting it chasing tenths of a degree of warming/cooling.

Since: Apr 10

Milwaukee, WI USA

#5 Jun 16, 2011
Did Dirksen ever say, " A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money"?(or anything very close to that?)

http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_emd_billio...

Whether the late U.S. Senator from Illinois ever said it or not, we are spending some real money on this "Global Warming" charade.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#6 Jun 16, 2011
US National debt,$14,351,374,164,881.20 as of 26 minutes past this hour.
So yes, a billion here or there = peanuts.

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