Posted Jul 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM | Reply
Citizenschallenge,"We know we are driving our climate to conditions no human, let alone a complex society has ever confronted…"
What do you think polar sea ice conditions looked like during the Holocene optimum?
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at 12:12 PM
I’d settle with reliable numbers on arctic sea ice for the 1950s.
Paul, what does that sort of question do to help understand the situation we are facing? Sounded like a mesmerist’s misdirection to me.
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We have increased our planet’s atmospheric insulating ability by over a third – the global heat distribution engine IS continuing to hold in extra heat and energy. Right ?
Please consider your(-collective) bias, that undercurrent of defending your economic/political status quo – and feeling OK about molding your science to fit your vision. Where’s the objectivity? How about a little self skepticism for a change?
What does McIntyre’s hostile, conspiracy ideation rich, belly-button gazing do to help us understand the pragmatic implications of what we are doing to our atmosphere, along with its cascading consequences?
Youz folks come up with endless variations of one worm hole after another, all intent on keeping everyone diverted by micro-focusing on tiny fractions and inconsequential details –
To me it looks like pure crazy-making – intent on enabling the Republican audience to continue their willfully ignoring the global transition being witnessed… you know, as reflected in those extreme weather events that are wreaking ever greater havoc with our infrastructure. Plus that melting cryosphere, weirding jet-stream etc., etc.
But, youz folks keep dancing like its 1980. :- (
Here's another, and I suggest more realistic, way of looking at our planet's Climate Sensitivity to the ever increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases society is injecting.
One that can be clearly seen. One that should be scaring some sense into all of us.