Worse than we thought--again

Worse than we thought–again

Instead of sea levels rising by about 40 centimetres, as the IPCC predicts in one of its computer forecasts, the true rise might be as great as several metres by 2100. That is why, they say, planet Earth today is in “imminent peril”. In a densely referenced scientific paper published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, some of the world’s leading climate researchers describe in detail why they believe that humanity can no longer afford to ignore the “gravest threat” of climate change. “Recent greenhouse gas emissions place the Earth perilously close to dramatic climate change that could run out of control, with great dangers for humans and other creatures,” the scientists say. Only intense efforts to curb man-made emissions of carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases can keep the climate within or near the range of the past one million years, they add.

Of course Drudge used this as an example of what I would call his daily climate “headline dialectic.” Every mention of further evidence for anthropogenic global warming is countered by a headline for the opposing position. So of course we can’t be sure who’s right, can we?

Comments (6 comments)

Dennis Fisher / June 19th, 2007, 9:35 am / #1

Is the end near? And the Sky falling? I thought only the Christians had a market on that subject.

Dennis Fisher / June 19th, 2007, 9:50 am / #2

i meant to use this example here..

BlackSun / June 19th, 2007, 10:09 am / #3

Actually, Dennis, the sky is not falling, just getting more filled with CO2. Even the producers of the blatant falsehoods and propaganda of the “Great Global Warming Swindle” knew exactly what they were doing. I can’t imagine a more cynical and crass distortion of the facts. Nor one so dangerous to the future of the human race.

Please refer to the Climate Change Facts tab at the top of this site. Or you could just go read the 30-page paper yourself, before making up your mind.

Dennis Fisher / June 19th, 2007, 2:30 pm / #4

FYI your link has some false and misleading statements about fred singer.

BlackSun / June 19th, 2007, 3:32 pm / #5

The article stated:

The most serious mislabelling was of Fred Singer who was described as “Former Director of the US National Weather Service” when he has never held any such position.

Singer was the director of the US National Weather Satellite Service, a department of NOAA. Though sounding similar to the National Weather Service, it is not the same thing. Being the head of the US National Weather Service would imply someone who was a national authority (although we hear such authorities routinely making political pronouncements which are factually wrong). Singer also seems to be well past his prime.

Dennis, this issue has been done to death. The facts are in. Humans are contributing substantially to climate change, and we need to do something about it. It’s the biggest threat of our time.

Here’s what we will be dealing with over the next 20 years:

1) Energy shortages and an energy transition to renewables. Conflict over remaining non-renewable energy and how it is used.
2) Carbon taxation and sequestration as the beginning of planetary environmental engineering. Like it or not, humans are in charge and responsible for the earth now.
3) Water shortages, crop failures, mass migrations, and climate induced conflict (Ban Ki Moon just called Darfur a result of climate change.)
4) Widespread shift to renewable energy can mitigate a lot of these problems: think water recycling, solar or fusion powered desalination, etc.

It’s going to take everyone’s cooperation and creativity to solve these problems. We don’t need to be arguing over whether they exist.

See World Changing for details.

Dennis Fisher / June 27th, 2007, 8:03 am / #6

My Main Points are these Sean,

Occams Razor:
“All things being equal, the simplest solution tends to be the best one.”

Sun Warms Earth and Oceans, Earth and Oceans Release CO2 and H20,
Global Warming is due to a natural phenomenon. Simple, and accurate.

AGW: CO2 is at a record high but temperature is not: Needs to be explained away.

The oceans are warming, GHG effect doesn’t warm the oceans: Needs to
be explained away.

CO2 increased AFTER temperature, yet CO2 caused temp to increase:
Absurd and needs to be explained away.

BTW,apply consensus methodology to GW. GW fails the scientific method.

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