The basic problem with alarmists

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    As we have been saying all along. There are very real problems that we as a people can mitigate given the proper resources. The alarmists however could care less about fixing real problems. As evidence I present the President of Mexico speaking at the UN climate conference in Cancun..

    "Mexican President Felipe Calderon told negotiators in Cancun today that global warming already is causing natural disasters in his nation, killing at least 60 people this year in storms and events linked to turbulent weather alone in his country and 1,000 in Guatemala.

    “Climate change is already a reality for us,” Calderon said. “When we are negotiating we should think of our children. We should think of the generations to come. In this territory there can be no rivalries. It is a shared challenge.”

    U.S., EU Expect Limited Progress at Climate Talks, No Treaty - BusinessWeek

    All of this while an average of 52 people A DAY are murdered in his country.

    Latin American Herald Tribune - 19,000 Murders in Mexico

    This is a problem that could be controlled at least a little...but not so long as the loonies are running the asylum.
     
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    AGU Revises Statement on Global Warming | Desert News

    The observed rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice is expected to continue and lead to the disappearance of summertime ice within this century. Evidence from most oceans and all continents except Antarctica shows warming attributable to human activities. Recent changes in many physical and biological systems are linked with this regional climate change. A sustained research effort, involving many AGU members and summarized in the 2007 assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, continues to improve our scientific understanding of the climate.

    During recent millennia of relatively stable climate, civilization became established and populations have grown rapidly. In the next 50 years, even the lower limit of impending climate change – an additional global mean warming of 1 degree Celsius above the last decade – is far beyond the range of climate variability experienced during the past thousand years and poses global problems in planning for and adapting to it. Warming greater than 2 degrees Celsius above 19th century levels is projected to be disruptive, reducing global agricultural productivity, causing widespread loss of biodiversity, and – if sustained over centuries – melting much of the Greenland ice sheet with ensuing rise in sea level of several meters. If this 2 degrees Celsius warming is to be avoided, then our net annual emissions of carbon dioxide must be reduced by more than 50 percent within this century. With such projections, there are many sources of scientific uncertainty, but none are known that could make the impact of climate change inconsequential. Given the uncertainty in climate projections, there can be surprises that may cause more dramatic disruptions than anticipated from the most probable model projections.

    With climate change, as with ozone depletion, the human footprint on Earth is apparent. The cause of disruptive climate change, unlike ozone depletion, is tied to energy use and runs through modern society. Solutions will necessarily involve all aspects of society. Mitigation strategies and adaptation responses will call for collaborations across science, technology, industry, and government. Members of the AGU, as part of the scientific community, collectively have special responsibilities: to pursue research needed to understand it; to educate the public on the causes, risks, and hazards; and to communicate clearly and objectively with those who can implement policies to shape future climate.
     
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    Now that C02 is an international laugher, they are moving on to refrigerants and other compounds.
     
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    2008 again? Can't you find anything that is actually current?
     
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    Sure, in about a month, the lectures from the AGU conferance will be posted again. I expect to see somebody supporting your point of view on the podium. Right?:lol::razz::lol:
     
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    What's a conferance?
     
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    Oh my, a super mod spelling Nazi.:lol::cuckoo::lol:
     
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    It's not my fault you can't spell above a third grade level, dipshit. Hopefully, you'll get a speak n spell for Christmas.
     
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    Hmmm...... Unable to argue the subject, so you go looking for spelling errors. Real demostration of intellect.
     
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    No. It's just interesting that you ridicule others for their "intelligence" or lack thereof when you would fail a third grade spelling test.
     

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