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Skull Valley lawmaker wants both sides of climate change taught to students

There are 1632 comments on the Verde Independent story from Feb 5, 2013, titled Skull Valley lawmaker wants both sides of climate change taught to students. In it, Verde Independent reports that:

Saying students are getting only one side of the debate, a state senator wants to free teachers to tell students why they believe there is no such thing human-caused "global warming.' The proposal by Sen.

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“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#1 Feb 6, 2013
Are there 2 sides to climate change?

It is measurably happening, whatever the financial implications of the cause is irrelevant, who cares?

What needs to be done is defences built to alleviate the devastation it is starting to bring and sloping shoulders and pointing fingers arguing “Humans did it”.“Wasn’t us” when vast areas are getting flooded, whole communities are loosing their homes, hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones are getting more devastating will hot help.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#2 Feb 6, 2013
Yes there are 2 sides. There is real science and scientific science fiction side. Would you agree if the human factor was eliminated the hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones and weather devastation would continue?
LowellGuy

Salem, MA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
PHD wrote:
Yes there are 2 sides. There is real science and scientific science fiction side. Would you agree if the human factor was eliminated the hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones and weather devastation would continue?
With equal frequency and ferocity? No.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#4 Feb 6, 2013
LowellGuy wrote:
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With equal frequency and ferocity? No.
Explain your No.
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sickofit

Hayfield, MN

#6 Feb 6, 2013
Just teach the truth which is GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL................Why teach a lie....
litesong

Everett, WA

#7 Feb 6, 2013
LowellGuy wrote:
With equal frequency and ferocity? No.
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'phud fetid feces face fiend' fluffed:
Explain your No.
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litesong wrote:
LowellGuy...... No need to explain anything to 'phud fetid feces face fiend'. It has no mathematics, engineering, or science degrees to understand anything, even if it did want to give up its re-pubic-lick-un unscientific AGW denier stance, which it doesn't. It doesn't even have upper class science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly earned hi skule deegreee, which it might NOT have, either!

Anyhow, it has no teaching certificate to give out homework.
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Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#9 Feb 6, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
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Climate changes are frequently dramatic and what we have seen recently is not different from past events.
Science says it IS different in the scope and speed of the changes.
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Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#12 Feb 7, 2013
Gillette wrote:
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Science says it IS different in the scope and speed of the changes.
Show me what you are referring to.
SpaceBlues

United States

#13 Feb 7, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
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The graph you posted is from the antarctic ice core data prior to 1900 and from current readings after that.
This is one of the problems with climate science. The antarctic ice core data is a proxy study of a singular location in the world. Measuring CO2 at Vostok is valid for vostok.
CO2 is a well distributed gas, at low elevations and low latitudes. CO2 is higher in daytime and lower at night. It is higher in the summer, lower in the winter.
Vostok is at 11,000 ft elevation, 95*S latitude, it is nighttime 6 months of the year and always winter. That makes the level of CO2 at Vostok less than the levels you would find at the equator. For example Paris, can record CO2 levels at 900ppm during daytime summertime, with the surrounding countryside at 415ppm. Phoenix record levels at 600ppm summertime daytime and Phoenix is a lot hoter than Paris. The higher your elevation, the less CO2 you'll have in the atmosphere. Think humidity, sea level lots of it; mountains, not so much.
In addition to the location of the Vostok study, there is the function of collecting data from gases sequestered in the ice. The reason we don't have last year's data from Vostok is that it takes time and presssure to sequester the gases in the ice. Approx 70 years, during that time the gases in the ice move. Because they are gases they move through the ice so over time there is a natural averaging of the ice content.
I am a big fan of the ice core data and suggest you take a look at some of the studies that have been conducted to get an understanding of what you are looking at when you see the graphs.
blah blah you are wrong.

All you write is meaninless trash. For example, you posted:[1] CO2 is a well distributed gas,[2] at low elevations and low latitudes.[3] CO2 is higher in daytime and lower at night. It is higher in the summer, lower in the winter.

Any rational person with a little bit of science would know the parts I marked with [1] to [3] are in conflict with each other. Because you have no science you fail yet you argue here to defeat scientists.

LOL.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#14 Feb 7, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
The graph you posted is from the antarctic ice core data prior to 1900 and from current readings after that.
This is one of the problems with climate science. The antarctic ice core data is a proxy study of a singular location in the world. Measuring CO2 at Vostok is valid for vostok.
CO2 is a well distributed gas, at low elevations and low latitudes. CO2 is higher in daytime and lower at night. It is higher in the summer, lower in the winter.
Vostok is at 11,000 ft elevation, 95*S latitude, it is nighttime 6 months of the year and always winter. That makes the level of CO2 at Vostok less than the levels you would find at the equator. For example Paris, can record CO2 levels at 900ppm during daytime summertime, with the surrounding countryside at 415ppm. Phoenix record levels at 600ppm summertime daytime and Phoenix is a lot hoter than Paris. The higher your elevation, the less CO2 you'll have in the atmosphere. Think humidity, sea level lots of it; mountains, not so much.
In addition to the location of the Vostok study, there is the function of collecting data from gases sequestered in the ice. The reason we don't have last year's data from Vostok is that it takes time and presssure to sequester the gases in the ice. Approx 70 years, during that time the gases in the ice move. Because they are gases they move through the ice so over time there is a natural averaging of the ice content.
I am a big fan of the ice core data and suggest you take a look at some of the studies that have been conducted to get an understanding of what you are looking at when you see the graphs.
Yes and yes, So you mean ice core samples to the current time? Your point is what? That collecting data laid pre to 1900 is different from the data laid post 1900 or are you simply trying to obfuscate the data? Methods (and manpower) change, the data does not.

Sorry I am not quite getting your rant here, the CO2 data is different at day than at night? Or different in summer than winter or different from one year to the next? Or form one century to the next? Yes that’s why I posted that nasa page to show the differences from century to century, from millennium to millennium and of course the RAPID increase last century. Sorry if the rise shocked you.

Yes CO2 is a heavy gas, again, you point is what. You say CO2 is a well distributed gas then make claims at that certain specific points in time it is not well distributed. Again O am confounded by your argument, it means what?

What you are a fan of is irrelevant to the fact that
“the consensus of the scientific community has shifted from skepticism to near-unanimous acceptance of the evidence of an artificial greenhouse effect.“

Here’s a couple from the northern hemisphere.

http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/...

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/286/5442/11...

P.S. The Arctic ice sheet is pretty close to sea level.
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#15 Feb 8, 2013
More scientific science fiction. The real scientist diagree.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#16 Feb 8, 2013
PHD wrote:
More scientific science fiction. The real scientist diagree.
Nope, the dinosaurs disagree, just like you do, apparently

“the consensus of the scientific community has shifted from scepticism to near-unanimous acceptance of the evidence of an artificial greenhouse effect”

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#17 Feb 8, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Nope, the dinosaurs disagree, just like you do, apparently
“the consensus of the scientific community has shifted from scepticism to near-unanimous acceptance of the evidence of an artificial greenhouse effect”
Yup, take it from a former skeptic. The more I looked at the claims of workers in that field the more I saw that they were correct.

When you seriously start asking yourself if each step of their work is correct, and all you can come up with for an answer is "yes", then it should not take too long to change your mind. Worse yet if you start to look at the people arguing against the concept of AGW and compare it to other fringe groups like creationist or even 911 Troofers you will see an amazing similarity.

I wish it was not so but the climate scientists are right. And if you are a skeptic that is fine. There is nothing wrong with being a skeptic. Of course to be a skeptic you have a onus placed upon you. As a skeptic, to maintain that title, you must investigate the science of both sides. It won't take you too long to investigate the science of the anti AGW crowd since there is not too much of it. People who actually start to research this topic quickly learn the truth.

In fact the concept of AGW is very similar to evolution. There are no well educated honest creationists.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#18 Feb 8, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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Yes and yes, So you mean ice core samples to the current time? Your point is what? That collecting data laid pre to 1900 is different from the data laid post 1900 or are you simply trying to obfuscate the data? Methods (and manpower) change, the data does not.
Sorry I am not quite getting your rant here, the CO2 data is different at day than at night? Or different in summer than winter or different from one year to the next? Or form one century to the next? Yes that’s why I posted that nasa page to show the differences from century to century, from millennium to millennium and of course the RAPID increase last century. Sorry if the rise shocked you.
Yes CO2 is a heavy gas, again, you point is what. You say CO2 is a well distributed gas then make claims at that certain specific points in time it is not well distributed. Again O am confounded by your argument, it means what?
It means that the graph you are referring to represents data collected from one location on earth. Just like the temperature of yesterday in your area does not represent the temperature of the earth yesterday, the ice core data represents the values in antarctica, not the rest of the earh.

Yes, CO2 measured in the same place during the day will be higher than if measured at night. If measured in the summer, CO2 will be higher than if measured in the winter. CO2 values vary depending on the condition at the time of measurement.

In antarctica, it is winter all the time, so CO2 values will be lower when measured in winter. This is important because CO2 values in the ice core are no more indicative of worldwide CO2 values than the temps measured in the ice core represent world temps.

'Well distributed' is a relative value. It is well distributed at low elevations and low latitudes. It is not well distributed at high elevations and high latitudes. Vostok is both high elevation and high latitude. The result is that CO2 at vostok is not the same as CO2 values in Paris.

The ice core provides with a look at how climate has varied over the last 700,000 years. This is incredible information. The ice core shows us a pattern of activity, it does not show the world's temps over the last 700,000 years, it shows antarctica temps over the last 700,000 years.

And ice core data is different for the arctic. Greenland because it is impacted by precession is different from antarctica. Here's a quick look at the comparison. Notice how the antarctic temps lead the arctic temps.
http://mclean.ch/climate/Ice_cores.htm

“When you treat people as they ”

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#19 Feb 8, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Yup, take it from a former skeptic. The more I looked at the claims of workers in that field the more I saw that they were correct.
When you seriously start asking yourself if each step of their work is correct, and all you can come up with for an answer is "yes", then it should not take too long to change your mind. Worse yet if you start to look at the people arguing against the concept of AGW and compare it to other fringe groups like creationist or even 911 Troofers you will see an amazing similarity.
I wish it was not so but the climate scientists are right. And if you are a skeptic that is fine. There is nothing wrong with being a skeptic. Of course to be a skeptic you have a onus placed upon you. As a skeptic, to maintain that title, you must investigate the science of both sides. It won't take you too long to investigate the science of the anti AGW crowd since there is not too much of it. People who actually start to research this topic quickly learn the truth.
In fact the concept of AGW is very similar to evolution. There are no well educated honest creationists.
Nice, concise, as I expect from you.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#20 Feb 8, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
It means that the graph you are referring to represents data collected from one location on earth. Just like the temperature of yesterday in your area does not represent the temperature of the earth yesterday, the ice core data represents the values in antarctica, not the rest of the earh.
Yes, CO2 measured in the same place during the day will be higher than if measured at night. If measured in the summer, CO2 will be higher than if measured in the winter. CO2 values vary depending on the condition at the time of measurement.
In antarctica, it is winter all the time, so CO2 values will be lower when measured in winter. This is important because CO2 values in the ice core are no more indicative of worldwide CO2 values than the temps measured in the ice core represent world temps.
'Well distributed' is a relative value. It is well distributed at low elevations and low latitudes. It is not well distributed at high elevations and high latitudes. Vostok is both high elevation and high latitude. The result is that CO2 at vostok is not the same as CO2 values in Paris.
The ice core provides with a look at how climate has varied over the last 700,000 years. This is incredible information. The ice core shows us a pattern of activity, it does not show the world's temps over the last 700,000 years, it shows antarctica temps over the last 700,000 years.
And ice core data is different for the arctic. Greenland because it is impacted by precession is different from antarctica. Here's a quick look at the comparison. Notice how the antarctic temps lead the arctic temps.
http://mclean.ch/climate/Ice_cores.htm
You yourself stated that “CO2 is a well distributed gas,” But only as distributed as you want it to be – right?

By it’s very nature the data from ice cores is not collected for any particular time of day or night but over HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of years. Your time of day argument is an irrelevant piece of fluff designed to obfuscate the fact

The high above sea level is also irrelevant, the data was taken from the same area and compared to data from the same area.

There are other studies for the Northern hemisphere and true the Antarctic data does not show the temperate in Manchester or Miami, who cares? The overall temperature change reflects the global temperature change.

I find it rather amusing that you can makes claims and then contradictory claims both to defend the same point.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#21 Feb 8, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
You yourself stated that “CO2 is a well distributed gas,” But only as distributed as you want it to be – right?
By it’s very nature the data from ice cores is not collected for any particular time of day or night but over HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of years. Your time of day argument is an irrelevant piece of fluff designed to obfuscate the fact
The high above sea level is also irrelevant, the data was taken from the same area and compared to data from the same area.
There are other studies for the Northern hemisphere and true the Antarctic data does not show the temperate in Manchester or Miami, who cares? The overall temperature change reflects the global temperature change.
I find it rather amusing that you can makes claims and then contradictory claims both to defend the same point.
Yes, CO2 is a well distributed gas at low elevations and low latitudes. Not because I want it to be, but because it is.

Yes, ice core data is collected over 700,000 years. Some of the data points are as much as 1000 years apart. My time of day reference is to the fact that the conditions of the area where the CO2 is measured will determine the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

If as in antarctica, CO2 is collected from an atmosphere that is winter, nighttime 50% of the time, high elevation and high latitude, that will make the collected values lower than CO2 collected from an area that is summer, daytime, low elevation and low latitude. Even though antarctica has been glaciated for about 34 million years now, the rest of the earth is still rather temperate.

Since the majority of the world does not share the physical attributes of antarctica, then the majority of the world does not share the same CO2 values.

You're correct that the antarctic values show the pattern of climate for the world over an extended time. However just looking at the arctic vs the antarctic data sets you can see a difference in the pattern of climate between the two hemispheres. Both go up and down in the same type of pattern with lag times between the two and with more radical swings in the arctic because of precession.

If the CO2 values of greenland mimic the relationship of temperatures to CO2 values found in the antarctic, then we could infer that the CO2 values of the arctic are, like the temps, more variable.

Read one of the studies. An understanding of the graphs you pick up is essential to your interpretation of what you see.

"I find it rather amusing that you can makes claims and then contradictory claims both to defend the same point." It only appears contradictory if you do not understand what you're looking at.

There is no such thing as a contradiction, if you perceive one, check your premises, one of them is wrong.
SpaceBlues

United States

#22 Feb 8, 2013
fake facts is bloody confused so it writes long to confuse the readers. What do you expect from a nitwit to argue science? blah blah
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#23 Feb 8, 2013
Talk about calling the kettle.The commander of long and useless babble cut and paste scientific science fiction, the spaced out spacedoutblues.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#24 Feb 8, 2013
PHD wrote:
Talk about calling the kettle.The commander of long and useless babble cut and paste scientific science fiction, the spaced out spacedoutblues.
The only people I ever see about "cut and paste" science are usually those who wave off explanations given to them as "hand waving". You can't have it both ways. If someone both explains something to you and provides supporting links and quotes then it is incumbent upon you to provide evidence that support your claims.

So what evidence do you have that supports your claims that climate science is in error?

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