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Steve King: Global Warming 'More Of A Religion Than A Science'

There are 76 comments on the Switched story from Aug 7, 2013, titled Steve King: Global Warming 'More Of A Religion Than A Science'. In it, Switched reports that:

Rep. Steve King dismissed the concern over global warming, labeling it a "religion" and claiming efforts to address climate change are useless.

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Since: Aug 13

Wahiawa, HI

#73 Aug 11, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Here is the clip from the link I provided:
"Meanwhile, in a private email to McIntyre, Marcott made a surprising statement. In the paper, they had reported doing an alternate analysis of their proxy data that yielded a much smaller 20th-century uptick, but they said the difference was "probably not robust," which implied that the uptick was insensitive to changes in methodology, and was therefore reliable. But in his email to McIntyre, Marcott said the reconstruction itself is not robust in the 20th century: a very different thing. When this became public, the Marcott team promised to clear matters up with an online FAQ.
It finally appeared over the weekend [http://www.realclimate.org/in dex.php/archives/2013/03/respo nse-by-marcott-et-al/], and contains a remarkable admission: "[The] 20th-century portion of our paleotemperature stack is not statistically robust, cannot be considered representative of global temperature changes, and therefore is not the basis of any of our conclusions.""
It's called changing what you initially said, upon which you based your initial headline grabbing fear mongering assertions.
You also seem to be dishonest, as reading the link I gave you would have allowed you to see this. Or, can't you read? I'm not going to play your troll game.
You are taking Marcotts's statement completely out of context. It is the 11,000 years worth of data that is important. There is no question about the 20th century warming.
Did you bother to look at Marcott's response, or are you simply ignoring data that does not agree with your point of view?
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#74 Aug 11, 2013
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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The sun. The last half of the 20th century experienced the highest level of solar activity in the 400 years of recorded activity.
Yes. The 200 year cycle of solar intensity did make a SMALL contribution but it was swamped by the much larger contribution of GHSs.

You innumerate idiots take every molehill and create mountains of it, ignoring the VAST majority of the data.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#75 Aug 11, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Yes. The 200 year cycle of solar intensity did make a SMALL contribution but it was swamped by the much larger contribution of GHSs.
You innumerate idiots take every molehill and create mountains of it, ignoring the VAST majority of the data.
Maybe it's not me, who is creating a mountain out of a molehill. Maybe it's not me, who is ignoring the VAST majority of the data. Just maybe it is you who is incorrect in relying on CO2 as the source of climate warming.

Sure was cold here this morning. 63* when the average low is 66* and that was after the sun was up at 8 am. Just maybe the predictions of the cooling period to come are being realized right on time.

We'll see.
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#77 Aug 11, 2013
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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Maybe it's not me, who is creating a mountain out of a molehill.
No doubt about it. The numbers tell the story to anyone who will LISTEN (something you reject)
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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Maybe it's not me, who is creating a mountain out of a molehill.
It is true that you may just be a dittohead spouting the innumerate nonsense from someone else. Denialists get that way from not being able to do the own thinking mostly.
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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Maybe it's not me, who is ignoring the VAST majority of the data.
We'll see.
Taking a 'wait and see' attitude is pretty indicative that you have not looked at the data (otherwise, there would be no doubt within you and you would not be in denial). The assurance of those who learn the science comes from the fact that they have LOOKED and SEEN what the data tells them.
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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Just maybe it is you who is incorrect in relying on CO2 as the source of climate warming.
You are welcome to publish a paper with FACTS on your 'theory' but otherwise you are just blowing smoke and passing gas. This isn't about random probability but REALITY.
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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Just maybe it is you who is incorrect in relying on CO2 as the source of climate warming.
Not just the INCREASE in CO2 but of all the other GHGs, along with aerosol cooling (small and negative) and solar warming (small and positive). The effects of these other factors can be seen in the analysis at times when they were the dominant factor (before GHG accumulations grew large for solar and during the 'killer smogs' of the post war era for aerosols.)
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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Sure was cold here this morning. 63* when the average low is 66* and that was after the sun was up at 8 am.
Climate is not weather. Weather is semi-chaotic and will be warmer, colder, wetter and drier day to day. But climate states the probabilities of a particular weather event OR extreme NOT the day to day forecast. You betray your ignorance when you make this confusion.
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
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Just maybe the predictions of the cooling period to come are being realized right on time.
If the days are cooler than average for thirty years, you will be vindicates (even a broken clock may be right once a day). But the FACTS are that heat extremes are much more prevalent than normal and the warmest years on record are all in the last decade. I very much doubt this turd you have pulled from you anal orifice.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#78 Aug 11, 2013
FF aka Fossil Fuels wrote:
We'll see.
No, you won't.

You're an old man and will keep on claiming it's the sun until you die, rather than admit your life philosophy was wrong.

There's no place like home!
There's no place like home!
There's no place like home!

Don't like the world you find yourself in, Dorothy?

Then piss off and leave it to the people who will deal with the reality of it.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#79 Aug 11, 2013
The Integral wrote:
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Her is Marcott's response to his critics. I do not see anything in his response that indicates that his stunning claim was groundless.
You missed out the link.

Did you know McKitrick (fishface's link) is a "God's in his heaven, so global warming must be false" denier?

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...
Cordwainer Trout

Lexington, KY

#80 Aug 12, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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You missed out the link.
Did you know McKitrick (fishface's link) is a "God's in his heaven, so global warming must be false" denier?
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...
The thing for you arrogant twits to do is stop thinking about some people's spiritual orientation and start listening to actual data and your actual experience, instead of computer games that have repeatedly been shown incorrect, or actually falsified.
Cordwainer Trout

Lexington, KY

#81 Aug 12, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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No, you won't.
You're an old man and will keep on claiming it's the sun until you die, rather than admit your life philosophy was wrong.
There's no place like home!
There's no place like home!
There's no place like home!
Don't like the world you find yourself in, Dorothy?
Then piss off and leave it to the people who will deal with the reality of it.
We know how shitforbrains people will "deal" with it... you'll keep 1/3 of the world's population without electricity and effectively slaves. Communists have murdered 100 Million people to try implementing their tyranny and delusion; the world can look forward to you loons murdering 2 Billion, even as the deserts bloom from the increased CO2.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#82 Aug 12, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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The thing for you arrogant twits to do is stop thinking about some people's spiritual orientation and start listening to actual data and your actual experience, instead of computer games that have repeatedly been shown incorrect, or actually falsified.
The world's scientific academies say global warming is real, we are responsible, and we need to do something about it.

Based on the evidence.

A few religious nuts disagree.

Based on misrepresentations of the evidence.

Who should we trust?
Truth

Omaha, NE

#83 Aug 12, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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The world's scientific academies say global warming is real, we are responsible, and we need to do something about it.
Based on the evidence.
A few religious nuts disagree.
Based on misrepresentations of the evidence.
Who should we trust?
They say it's real. They disagree how much of it is man made.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#84 Aug 12, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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If the days are cooler than average for thirty years, you will be vindicates (even a broken clock may be right once a day). But the FACTS are that heat extremes are much more prevalent than normal and the warmest years on record are all in the last decade. I very much doubt this turd you have pulled from you anal orifice.
Yep, that's in the works. The 30 years of cooling temps. The anticipated low point is 2030. Cycle 24 is so low that we may have a declining cycle for more than 10 years. That's a lot of low solar activity in our future.

If that happens there's even some on the far side predicting we won't have (see) cycle 25, most expect a low activity cycle. Cycle 26 will begin the turnaround but will be no where near the activity of the cycles of the last half of the 20th century.

We'll see.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#85 Aug 12, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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The thing for you arrogant twits to do is stop thinking about some people's spiritual orientation and start listening to actual data and your actual experience, instead of computer games that have repeatedly been shown incorrect, or actually falsified.
It's all they've got. They can't debate the facts so they must shoot the messenger.
litesong

Everett, WA

#86 Aug 12, 2013
colddeadfish wrote:
Communists have murdered 100 Million people to try implementing their tyranny and delusion.....
& it was & is conservative re-pubic-lick-uns, who reward chinese communists(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS), with one-sided trade that poors money into the coffers & pockets of those same chinese communists(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS), who murdered, tortured & starved to death, their own BROTHERS, SISTERS, CHILDREN, & BABIES.

Yes, the same re-pubic-lick-uns who love chinese communists(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS), are toxic topix AGW deniers, like "colddeadfish".
litesong

Everett, WA

#87 Aug 12, 2013
colddeadfish wrote:
Here is how Obama and his Communists are practicing their racism
Nothing but re-pubic-lick-un "colddeadfish" walking with its chinese communist(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS) friends & proudly displaying its own racist being. It figures if he calls Obama racist, then its own racism will be overlooked. Nothing but what toxic topix AGW denier re-pubic-lick-uns have been doing for years. However, the racists in the re-pubic-lick-un party were so stupid, even with millions of racist americans, that they couldn't keep Obama from getting elected........ twice. "colddeadfish" & other toxic topix AGW denier re-pubic-lick-uns tho, think they are on the right track, so they repeat themselves.

So I'll repeat myself.
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& it was & is conservative re-pubic-lick-uns, who reward chinese communists(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS), with one-sided trade that pours money into the coffers & pockets of those same chinese communists(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS), who murdered, tortured & starved to death, their own BROTHERS, SISTERS, CHILDREN, & BABIES.

Yes, the same re-pubic-lick-uns who love chinese communists(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS), are toxic topix AGW deniers, like "colddeadfish".
Roosevelt Hackl

Ashburn, VA

#89 Sep 2, 2013
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Since: Aug 13

Kapaa, HI

#90 Sep 2, 2013
Fair Game wrote:
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You missed out the link.
Here it is:

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives...

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