Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. wbr

    wbr said, 8 months ago

    yes it will be hotter in 2 months

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Deniers gotta deny.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, 8 months ago

    Where I live it has been getting steadily warmer for months now.
    Putting the information on a graph starting with New Year’s day puts the temperature at 167 degrees F by the end of August.
    Sure do wish we had listened to math before we got to the end of life as we know it.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 8 months ago

    Nice, simple websites with clear graphs and clear writing with lots and lots of evidence…
    http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence
    http://ncse.com/climate/climate-change-101

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    Says Chicken Little…

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 months ago

    Mr. Carlson’s use of the tornado as an indicator of climate change is not a very accurate pointer. (c/NOAA National Climatic Data Center—Historical Records and Trends)

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 8 months ago

    @mikefive

    Rapid Global Climate Change is steadily increasing extreme and very extreme weather conditions. Tornadoes are a very good example of extreme weather. So expecting worse and worse of such conditions is certainly not an exaggeration at all!!

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    “Rapid Global Climate Change is steadily increasing extreme and very extreme weather conditions.

    I see that you do not agree with NOAA’s position even though the NOAA explains why using tornado statistics is a dubious indicator of climate change. I do believe in climate change, but after having actually read NOAA’s reasoning, I have to agree with them.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Yeah, when the sixth extinction comes,
    thata’l learn em. ;-)

  10. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Mikefive is correct. Using tornadoes and hurricanes as markers of climate change is not supported by the data.But there is plenty of other evidence. While the global average air temperature seems to have “paused” (and that is arguable), the temperature of the deep ocean continues to increase. So global warming does continue. It’s just that deniers love to cherry pick and ignore global data.


    And since most people’s knowledge of science is either limited, non-existent or just plain wrong, they don’t understand that the heat capacity of ocean water far exceeds that of air, so that a small increase in ocean temperature means that a lot of heat has absorbed.


    Nor do they understand ocean acidification, caused by the increase in CO2. Nor the consequences of that. (Not good, not good at all).


    But of course we will here from some idiot saying that climate has changed before and that it has been hotter and there has been more CO2, yada, yada, yada.

    Nevermind that those occurred when there was no human civilization, dependent upon relatively benign climates for sustainable agriculture.

    Never mind that the most rapid of those changes in climate occurred over many thousands of years and not a couple of hundred, giving time for some species to adapt, while others died.

    Never mind that man created global warming will be around for thousands of years.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 8 months ago

    @mikefive

    Then, I would like to see the link to that data, as I find it somewhat illogical that Rapid Global Climate Change is not having an affect upon global extreme weather considerations. I am (as usual) at least willing to be convinced, but I do find it at least somewhat illogical.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 8 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    See my reply to mikefive. The real problem is the timing of the changes that are occurring. Indeed in the past the same kinds of global changes have occurred. But while these changes have been rapid as far as geologic times scales are concerned. In terms of Earthly history time scales they have occurred in thousands of years (instead of the changes in actual geology of millions of years). However, the changes that are occurring now, have happened only since the start of the industrial revolution only some 200 years (at most) ago!


    Also, as the changes in the past have been natural, they have eventually reached some kind of a reasonable equilibrium. But, if our industrialism snow upsetting this kind of eventual equilibrium (especially as these changes seem to be more and more exponential in nature), then our reasonably immediate descendants could be in for a very hard time. Somehow, I do not think that they will be so very thankful that we choose not to do the reasonable things that could have prevented their misery!!

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, 8 months ago

    Condoreggs, the IPCC has consistently been wrong on every prediction they make. The modelling climate scientists use has been wrong for the last 16+ years as temperatures have leveled off.
    The new “study” from the US government is no better. The NOAA can’t predict the weather for the next six months accurately.
    The Farmer’s Almanac did better the last three years than the NOAA did.
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    What possible reason do I have to believe those crying doom and gloom on Gorebal Warming?

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    Here is some text that I posted back in November.

    I think that citing fairly singular instances of strong storms, as proof of global warming is just giving the deniers fodder for fueling their fantasy.


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    A more rational approach is to look at the data.
    Here is a good set of data on hurricanes.


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    Go down to the long table and click on the header to get a plot. Generally, the plots do not show a significant trend to the eye except for the number of named storms.


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    As discussed in the article, this is because of satellite data. The numbers are for The Atlantic Basin. This means that storms far out at sea which do not have an impact on land are counted now whereas they were generally unknown before satellites, and before radio.


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    And then there is the following from the IPCC report:

    Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century … No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin… In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low.


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    The above quote was found on a skeptics website, but I have verified that the portions quoted are correct.

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    And as for tornadoes, again no significant increase.

    See here for charts.

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