That's how far the horizon is, not how far you can see.
It's very real and its a big deal. But its also a naturally occurring phenomenon and we've gone too far to stop it. The best we can do is slow it down a bit by lowering our contribution to it.
Climate change or global warming? They keep changing the name, how interesting! And the whole thing was exposed as a hoax long ago, a way of enriching con artists like Al Gore. Just Google "Climategate" for all the sordid details!
Wasn't it just a few decades ago that scientists knew conclusively that we were heading towards another ice age?
Where live, do the offer adult reading classes?
Quote from: jroa on March 12, 2014, 04:49:13 AMWasn't it just a few decades ago that scientists knew conclusively that we were heading towards another ice age?Yup, global cooling was all the rage in the 1970s and 1980s. Then they decided that the Earth isn't cooling up, but instead warming up. When people started asking about it, they said that an impending ice age is fully compatible with global warming.http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,944914,00.htmlhttp://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-prediction-perils-111927http://web.archive.org/web/20051119045242/http://sepp.org/glwarm/sciaddheat.html
And on the note of "Climategate" , numerous investigations have demonstrated that no scientific misconduct was performed by the scientists.
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Quote from: HHunter on March 12, 2014, 02:33:32 AMAnd on the note of "Climategate" , numerous investigations have demonstrated that no scientific misconduct was performed by the scientists.Oh, really? "I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline.""The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't.""You may be interesting [sic] in this snippet of information about Pat Michaels [a notable global warming skeptic]. Perhaps the University of Wisconsin ought to open up a public comment period to decide whether Pat Michaels, PhD needs re-assessing?"They look pretty guilty to me.
I don't know what you're implying, but you're probably wrong.
Trees! Ha! What a joke! Why would supposed climate scientists be talking about trees?
Similar with the hole in the ozone layer. The eco-tax brigade have gone very quiet on this as of late. The earth's magnetic field has decreased by 13% over the south pole in the last 100 years. Its the field that stops ozone being stripped away by the solar wind. Nothing to do with your fridge. But they can't tax you for natural phenomena. Somehow it has to be your fault. Fill you with guilt, open your wallet.