83% believe in Global warming

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    Climate-denying candidates make more Americans believe in global warming | Grist


    According to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, 83 percent of people now believe that climate change is happening. That's up from 75 percent last year. What's behind the change? Partly heat, and partly hot air.

    Folks historically have a hard time differentiating weather and climate, so it's not a surprise that after a very hot and drought-riddled summer, more people believe in global warming. They're right, of course, but they may be right for the wrong reasons -- i.e. because it's been unusually hot in their locale, not because the climate's getting weird all over. But whatever. If this is a war of public opinion, and sometimes it seems that way, we'll take it.

    But there may be a more interesting factor than weather at work. At least one political scientist says that GOP candidates may have helped cause the increase with their increasingly over-the-top blowhard denialism.

    You do know we have an environment section, right?
     
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    The planet has warmed .4c since 1980...So of course people are going to believe we live on a warming planet.
     
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    Warming, cooling....you know Earth stuff.
     
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    Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Resigns Over ‘Incontrovertible’ Global Warming Evidence

    More than a hundred co-signers? To paraphrase Bill Clinton, “It depends on what your definition of ‘consensus’ is…”
    Giaever made a couple of good points in his resignation letter:

     
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    The world according to:
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    From the NASA report:

    The sun has powered almost everything on Earth since life began, including its climate. The sun also delivers an annual and seasonal impact, changing the character of each hemisphere as Earth's orientation shifts through the year. Since the Industrial Revolution, however, new forces have begun to exert significant influence on Earth's climate.

    "For the last 20 to 30 years, we believe greenhouse gases have been the dominant influence on recent climate change," said Robert Cahalan, climatologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

    [...]

    Before the Industrial Age, the sun and volcanic eruptions were the major influences on Earth's climate change. Earth warmed and cooled in cycles. Major cool periods were ice ages, with the most recent ending about 11,000 years ago.

    "Right now, we are in between major ice ages, in a period that has been called the Holocene," said Cahalan. "Over recent decades, however, we have moved into a human-dominated climate that some have termed the Anthropocene. The major change in Earth's climate is now really dominated by human activity, which has never happened before."

    [...]

    Unless we find a way to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we put into the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning, the solar influence is not expected to dominate climate change. But the solar variations are expected to continue to modulate both warming and cooling trends at the level of 0.1 to 0.2 degrees Celsius (0.18 to 0.26 Fahrenheit) over many years. [NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, 5/7/08]
     
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    Climate change: it can't be shown in a lab, it can only be believed!
     
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    In other words? YOU didn't read what I presented. Your material is outdated.

    It isn't MAN doing it. It's that large yellow ORB you wake up to every morning, AND natural factors outside of the activity of man.
     
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    How friggen stupid is that title?

    Climate DENYING candidate..



    Maybe we need Al bore Gore to go on his OWN T.V station to talk us to death about Climate Change (global warming), I'm sure they could get those numbers UP TO 100%..

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