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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Who’s Al Gore?
    I don’t recall his paper being part of the peer-reviewed 97% scientific consensus of agreement regarding man-made climate change.
    Yet Americans keep mentioning him.
    The Rest of the World has quite made up its mind on this issue, that’s because we use scientific evidence.
    A lot of it is from the USA actually. Seems like 97% of USA climate scientists also agree with the 97% of the world’s climate scientists.
    (Please do not confuse commentators wit scientists.)

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    The point is, please ignore politicians with regard to deciding the veracity of this incredibly important issue, and pay attention to genuine experts.
    Frankly, I had problems with accepting these issues due to ideologists exaggerating the facts, until I found out that real, evidence-based scientists were saying that is is a serious and proven matter.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 2 years ago

    Great graph!
    Yes, exactly how cherry-pickers work.
    Of course, they will only pick one segment and claim that “of course, the planet has not warmed for 17 years”, because they choose just the right points.
    Do they teach statistics in USA high schools, or do you have to go to college first?

    (Anyone who mentions that English politician’s quote about statistics loses.)

  4. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    The UK, I believe is having a nice warm Spring.

  5. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 2 years ago

    Moronic. The very people getting paid to study this fraudulent issue are the ones creating it. Must be nice to be paid to frighten people out of their money.
    We are sinning against the earth god therefore we must perish. Superstitious nonsense.
    Barnum was right, a fool is born every minute.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    I have a friend in Manchuria. She said that, when she was young, everyone burned coal all winter to stay warm, and the air was black (cf Pittsburgh before all the steel mills closed).


    The provincial government banned coal and pipes hot water to each home in the cities, water heated by a plant that has filters so there is little smoke, and the air is clean now (but you won’t read that in the New York Times).

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Don’t project YOUR view of the world onto those of use who are fact- and science-based.
    I find it baffling that people think corporate-paid flacks (working for high-profit energy companies) are somehow more honest than independent, hardworking scientists who get paid very little. And by the way, research grant money goes to do the RESEARCH, not to line the pockets of scientists. It is REQUIRED and it is tracked.
    It’s much simpler than the superstitious nonsense you are peddling: the Earth doesn’t care what you think. Nor does science. It just happens. The question is whether we act on it.
    The only fools around here are the denialists, who are increasingly outnumbered.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    Excellent graph. But it also assumes that denialists even read graphs. That is optimistic at best…

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @narrowminded and @ Harleyquinn – your comments make it easy to visualize the two of you as the men cooking in the “hot tub” depicted in the picture. If 95%+ of doctors tell you your health is endangered by a behavior, would you listen to the majority or the less than 5% who suggest you have nothing to worry. about? It is easy to do nothing, but those who read stories about what is happening WORLDWIDE find ample reasons to be concerned and to want actions to be taken.

    It takes a very narrow minded world view to believe our country can continue as it has over the last three centuries without taking action.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, about 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Have you really NEVER read the complete explanation of global warming, or are you so shall we say limited in critical thinking skills that you really don’t understand how GLOBAL warming (increasing average temperature for the WHOLE world) doesn’t imply that every point on earth is warmer all the time? Do you even have an inkling of how to read that graph?

  11. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Harley, if you can’t find evidence for global warming on the internet, you really do have your head where it can’t see reality. It throws a light on all of the ignorant crap you spew on this news group on all kinds of topics where the truth is actually known. When one major political party can’t look at the sky and agree that it’s blue, it’s impossible for America to remain a great country.

  12. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    You can’t get paid for telling the truth about climate science. You CAN get paid for lying about it.

  13. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    The 0.04% pie graph means nothing. If that were the level of plutonium in your blood, you’d be dead. You are clearly not a climate scientist. Why not trust people who actually know their area of expertise?

  14. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 2 years ago

    HA!

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    I think we need a climate teach-in movement. Back in the ’64 or so, there was a Vietnam teach-in movement — academics and politicians on both sides would debate — usually on college campuses, but eventually on TV as well. The debates were usually well informed, and they helped to educate a lot of people, who could make up their own minds based on what the experts had to say. As it happened, they were a major element in the formation of the anti-war movement a couple of years later.

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