'Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong'

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    While some people cling to partisan or ideology driven beliefs, others consider the consequences of sailing to ends of the earth and finding it round and not flat. Discovery opens up a new chapter in human existence.

    William D. Nordhaus

    "Yale economist rebuts sceptics' arguments, point by point. The earth is getting warmer. Due to carbon dioxide pollution. Humans are responsible. The science is legitimate. It's a bad situation. It's worth taking action."

    Why the Global Warming Skeptics Are Wrong by William D. Nordhaus | The New York Review of Books
     
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    Can you produce a single laboratory experiment that demonstrates how a even an instantaneous .01% change, much less one that happens over 150 years as you allege produces ANY of the results you allege?

    Can you produce a single laboratory experiment, or even a coherent explanation, that demonstrates how CO2 is simultaneously leaving the ocean in a "Feedback loop" and increasing in the ocean turning them "Acidic" because the two concepts are mutually exclusive
     
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    An economist says so. What a dumbass!:cuckoo:
     
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    No, the physicists state that AGW is real, and show how it works.

    The Carbon Dioxide Greenhouse Effect

    The economists are pointing out that the costs of not addressing this issue will far exceed the costs of addressing it. But we will not address it until the consequences reach the level of horror.
     
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    And if the earth is a little warmer it will not herald the end of days.
     
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    And nobody has said that it would. What has been pointed out is that in a world with 7 billion people and undependable weather, agriculture will be affected in an undesirable manner. And there will be starvation. In the last two years we have seen major damage to crops in various nations due to extreme weather events. By the figures of the world's two biggest re-insurance companies, Swiss Re, and Munich Re, the costs of extreme weather events has increased by a factor of five from 1970 to today.
     
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    Really?

    Nobody is predicting mass famine, floods and death on a biblical scale?

    Rapid global warming will create famine and drought, Lovelock warns - Climate Change - Environment - The Independent

    env056 Global warming to produce famine and poverty in Africa

    Michael Mann's counterstrike in the climate wars - latimes.com

    Global warming causes 300,000 deaths a year, says Kofi Annan thinktank | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    And is that increase in insurance claims merely a result of more people buying insurance?

    I'm sure that a significantly higher number of people are buying insurance today than in 1970

    You're one of the biggest alarmists on this board and yet you say no one is predicting epic disaster.

    Here's a little news flash.

    If the earth is a couple degrees warmer nothing will happen.
     
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    Can you produce a single laboratory experiment that demonstrates how a even an instantaneous .01% change, much less one that happens over 150 years as you allege produces ANY of the results you allege?

    Can you produce a single laboratory experiment, or even a coherent explanation, that demonstrates how CO2 is simultaneously leaving the ocean in a "Feedback loop" and increasing in the ocean turning them "Acidic" because the two concepts are mutually exclusive
     
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    Can you produce a single laboratory experiment that demonstrates how a even an instantaneous .01% change, much less one that happens over 150 years as you allege produces ANY of the results you allege?

    Can you produce a single laboratory experiment, or even a coherent explanation, that demonstrates how CO2 is simultaneously leaving the ocean in a "Feedback loop" and increasing in the ocean turning them "Acidic" because the two concepts are mutually exclusive
     

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