DCB wrote:Finally, the predictions of climate scientists are based in reality.
Ah, see, that's the deal-killer right there.
South Pole (and nearby AWS sites) have recorded record warm temperatures on December 25, 2011. South Pole Meteorology Office notes the following:
“The temperature topped out at -12.3C/9.9F yesterday at 0250 UTC/1550 NZDT 12/25, not quite to 10F”
University of Wisconsin Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) at Nico and Henry AWS sites appear to have experienced record warm temperatures
I suppose you could call verifiable science a "different God," tho the Christians wouldn't like it. The Earth has never consistently heated up this fast as an annual average as it has over the last 150 years, and now it's accelerating even more w/o the usual volcanic activity associated with it. The temperature increases we're experiencing now previously took thousands of years to occur. Explain that?Ned Flanders wrote:Another chicken little warning. This stuff started in earnest in 1988 with an especially hot summer, but I'm sure it's been going on long before that.
Reminds me of the preachers who predict the earth will end on X day. When that day passes without event, they either slink away or develop another nutball prediction.
That's why the warmists are like religious zealots, just a different god.
Limbaugh picked up on those quotes on Dec. 19, including Hayhoe's poke at talk-show hosts. He called her "one of Newt's experts" and said she believes in man-made global warming. That was apparently enough to create heartburn for Team Newt.
Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech, confirmed in an email interview that she had been asked to write a chapter on climate change for the speaker's book. She said was approached by former Palm Beach Zoo CEO Terry Maple, Gingrich's co-editor, at an annual meeting of Republicans for Environmental Protection. Asked to confirm her chapter was dropped, she replied, "I had not heard that."
1. so much 'spare' time wasted I cd've spent w family, & 2. what an ungracious way to find out, eh?
Nice to hear that Gingrich is tossing my #climate chapter in the trash. 100+ unpaid hrs I cd've spent playing w my baby
"Agriculture is going to be a critically important part of the conversation," says Molly Jahn, a professor of genetics and agronomy at the University of Wisconsin who works on agriculture's impact on climate change. "We rely on agriculture to to feed ourselves. And we know that agriculture is and can be a better form of planetary care, particularly when in management of greenhouse gas emissions."
"There's a great deal we can do at the landscape scale, and the local scale," Jahn says. But she thinks that has to be matched by big, innovative global efforts with enough muscle to meet the immensity of the challenge.
Madsci wrote:I am practicing sustainable agriculture using on farm resources whenever possible. I also drive an SUV.
kurt_w wrote:In addition to being at atmospheric scientist, she's also a conservative and an evangelical Christian.
She doesn't seem to happy about the way Gingrich treated her. Here's a couple entries from her Twitter account:1. so much 'spare' time wasted I cd've spent w family, & 2. what an ungracious way to find out, eh?Nice to hear that Gingrich is tossing my #climate chapter in the trash. 100+ unpaid hrs I cd've spent playing w my baby
A public record request last month seeking a university climate researcher’s e-mails for use as political campaign fodder continues a trend that is inhibiting the free exchange of ideas by public university faculty, say organizations concerned about academic freedom.
ATI says it’s interested in some of Hayhoe’s messages because she was asked to write a chapter on climate change for a book on the environment that Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is coediting with Terry L. Maple. Maple is a conservationist who has cowritten other books with Gingrich.
But the documents sought by ATI were written on her personal time and were sent on a private e-mail account, Hayhoe, an associate research professor, tells C&EN. Because the messages weren’t created or sent using state resources, they aren’t subject to disclosure under the state’s public record law.
Ned Flanders wrote:Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... z1kxfYGxKC
Peter Stott, one of the authors, said: ‘Our findings suggest a reduction of solar activity to levels not seen in hundreds of years would be insufficient to offset the dominant influence of greenhouse gases.’
These findings are fiercely disputed by other solar experts.
In the next few months, scientists expect the glacier to create an iceberg about 350 square miles in area. It will probably float northward, melting as it goes. "Pine Island Glacier is losing ice very quickly, about six meters per year,"
"The new data does not mean that concerns about climate change are overblown in any way. It means there is a much larger uncertainty in high mountain Asia than we thought. Taken globally all the observations of the Earth's ice – permafrost, Arctic sea ice, snow cover and glaciers – are going in the same direction."
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