• By banning certain reporters, is Scott Pruitt showing that he is interested in transparancy?

    Best answer: Of course not. The EPA playing favourites with journalists is one thing, but when they're trying to hide a serious health issue? WTF?
    Best answer: Of course not. The EPA playing favourites with journalists is one thing, but when they're trying to hide a serious health issue? WTF?
    9 answers · Global Warming · 2 days ago
  • Global average temperatures (The instrumental record). Have there been any adjustments that were not reasonable?

    It is often claimed here, that some or all of the warming, can be explained by adjustments to the instrumental record. Yet there are many good reasons why adjustments may be necessary; is there anything to these claims? If so, then specifically, which adjustments; what was the reason for each adjustment and why... show more
    It is often claimed here, that some or all of the warming, can be explained by adjustments to the instrumental record. Yet there are many good reasons why adjustments may be necessary; is there anything to these claims? If so, then specifically, which adjustments; what was the reason for each adjustment and why was it unreasonable? Or are all the adjustments justified?
    9 answers · Global Warming · 2 days ago
  • Global Warming Question?

    Best answer: No. The Trump administration successfully stopped the publication of a study measuring the health effects of a group of hazardous chemicals found in drinking water and household products throughout the United States. And if you think this is party political, multiple Republicans and Democrats have expressed... show more
    Best answer: No.

    The Trump administration successfully stopped the publication of a study measuring the health effects of a group of hazardous chemicals found in drinking water and household products throughout the United States. And if you think this is party political, multiple Republicans and Democrats have expressed concern about the censorship and have called for the report to be released.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 1 day ago
  • Why does everyone believe global warming is controllable?

    Best answer: The Sun controls the Earth's Climate and it naturally goes through cycles that will warm the Earth and cycles that will cool the Planet. At the moment it is going through a cooling cycle called a Solar Grand Minimum and this particular minimum will be a longer and more intense than usual. Planetary mechanics... show more
    Best answer: The Sun controls the Earth's Climate and it naturally goes through cycles that will warm the Earth and cycles that will cool the Planet. At the moment it is going through a cooling cycle called a Solar Grand Minimum and this particular minimum will be a longer and more intense than usual.

    Planetary mechanics is the study of orbiting celestial bodies past and present and how their movements can affect the Earth’s climate. When the orbits of the giant planets in our solar system fall into the same quadrant their gravitational pulls can affect the Sun’s activity level. The Sun operates in 360 year cycles composed of Regular Oscillations, followed by a Grand Solar Maximum, followed by a Grand Solar Minimum.
    This totally predictable 360 year cycle has resulted in the Oort, Sporer, Maunder, Dalton and other unnamed Minimums within the past two millennia.

    Presently, the Sun is entering into a predicted Maunder minimum like cycle that will cool the Earth for the next 30 or so years. Humans burning of fossil fuels has no effect on the Earth's climate, CO2 is an innocent victim convicted by uninformed, slur mongering alarmists.
    16 answers · Global Warming · 5 days ago
  • Minnesota Governor issues Executive Order due to late spring affecting planting crops. Isn’t this a sign of Global Cooling?

    Best answer: Although I pretty much disagree with just about everything you say, Solar Wind, I know you're not stupid. I know, full well, that you don't honestly believe that a late spring in Minnesota, a cold winter across Europe, and snow in northern France is proof of an all-encompassing global cooling trend. I have... show more
    Best answer: Although I pretty much disagree with just about everything you say, Solar Wind, I know you're not stupid. I know, full well, that you don't honestly believe that a late spring in Minnesota, a cold winter across Europe, and snow in northern France is proof of an all-encompassing global cooling trend. I have to assume, therefore, that you're having a laugh by trolling us 'Alarmists' to see how we respond. I'm not going to take the bait.

    As you well know, the Solar Minimum is predicted to last at least 50 years based on previous experience, and could potentially last for 200 years. So what's your rush? If you're correct we'll see the cooling trend over the next decade or two. And then you'll be able to gloat and tell us how you were right and we were wrong.

    But trying to establish a climatic trend on the basis of 'what happened in five months in 2018 in some parts of the world' is not very scientific. If we 'Alarmists' did that (some parts of Ireland, for example, had the warmest and driest April on record) you'd be the first person out of the starting blocks telling us that a bit of Ireland does not represent the globe, nor does it represent anything other than 'weather' rather than 'climate'.

    We'll see what happens over the next few decades. What's your hurry to jump to a conclusion?
    13 answers · Global Warming · 4 days ago
  • Are cold temperatures the reason why Greenland is gaining ice and its glaciers are expanding?

    Are cold temperatures the reason why Greenland is gaining ice and its glaciers are expanding?

    Best answer: Greenland temperature May 21, 2018 = - 10 F

    A picture is worth a 1000 words.
    Best answer: Greenland temperature May 21, 2018 = - 10 F

    A picture is worth a 1000 words.
    10 answers · Global Warming · 4 days ago
  • Is AGW causing heavy snow in France - in May?

    Is AGW causing heavy snow in France - in May?

    Best answer: climate has changed
    Best answer: climate has changed
    12 answers · Global Warming · 5 days ago
  • What are advantages of Windmill?

    Best answer: Non-polluting, cheap energy - - provided that they are located in the proper areas.
    Best answer: Non-polluting, cheap energy - - provided that they are located in the proper areas.
    9 answers · Global Warming · 4 days ago
  • Why has Earth cooled 0.54C since the year Donald Trump got elected. That is the fastest 24 month cooling since 1916?

    Why has Earth cooled 0.54C since the year Donald Trump got elected. That is the fastest 24 month cooling since 1916?

    Best answer: Yes, the Solar Grand Minimum cycle is intensifying. All you have to do is check alternative news sites around the World for the uncensored data. The last two winters have resulted in record cold and record snow events, severe flooding, droughts, increased volcanic activity, increased seismic activity, more cloud... show more
    Best answer: Yes, the Solar Grand Minimum cycle is intensifying. All you have to do is check alternative news sites around the World for the uncensored data.

    The last two winters have resulted in record cold and record snow events, severe flooding, droughts, increased volcanic activity, increased seismic activity, more cloud cover in the lower latitudes, cooling oceans and crop failures. These are the signs of the predicted Solar inactivity cycle that is going to cool the Earth for the next 30 or so years.

    Every Alarmist prediction has failed, along with their junk science and climate models.
    So NOAA/NASA and the rest of the Alarmists can keep churning out their warmist propaganda, but empirical observational evidence that Global Cooling is happening and is there for all to see................
    7 answers · Global Warming · 7 days ago
  • I'm lookking for an intriguing title for a video?

    Best answer: The Farting Cow.
    Best answer: The Farting Cow.
    7 answers · Global Warming · 4 days ago
  • What does it mean to be a skeptic?

    Best answer: Well, everyone *should* be a skeptic, but skepticism should diminish with evidence. In terms of anthropogenic global warming (AGW), there are basically three different, but connected, issues. Firstly, there is the physical science basis on which AGW is based. We go around the world digging and pumping up fossil... show more
    Best answer: Well, everyone *should* be a skeptic, but skepticism should diminish with evidence. In terms of anthropogenic global warming (AGW), there are basically three different, but connected, issues.

    Firstly, there is the physical science basis on which AGW is based. We go around the world digging and pumping up fossil fuels. We burn them in an atmosphere containing oxygen. We release additional CO2 into the atmosphere that wouldn't be there had we not burnt the fuels. We've seen an increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere of 100 ppm in 120 years. Based on analysis of bubbles of air trapped in ice cores, we can have a very high confidence that this rate of increase is 42 to 167 times faster than anything the planet has experienced in the last million years. We know that CO2 levels are more than 400 ppm today, and that the planet hasn't experienced this level in at least 3 million years. We have multiple lines of evidence that link this CO2 rise to our burning of fossil fuels, such as isotope studies and so on. We have predicted that this CO2 rise should result in a 0.2 Watts per square meter per decade increase in radiative forcing. We have measured the impact experimentally and found it to match the theoretical value. So, to me, it is hard to justify skepticism about the fact that our CO2 emissions are warming the planet.

    There is, however, a question remaining over the feedback between the warming caused by our CO2 emissions and an increase in water vapor, which is itself a greenhouse gas. There are very well tested theories that allow us to calculate that impact, and doing these calculation and combining them with the impact of CO2 provides good fits to the observed warming over the past century. This is now being examined by satellites so we should be able to refine that over time. But this shouldn't be a source of great skepticism since we have multiple models that use the upper and lower limits we think apply based on the laws of physics and chemistry.

    So, to me, skepticism about the basic physics (the planet is warming and we're responsible and the impact is amplified by the increase in water vapor) isn't justified. I no longer accept any view to the contrary, just as I no longer accept any view that the earth is flat or that evolution is wrong. We've moved past that point in the discussion no matter how many people insist otherwise.

    Where skepticism is partially justified is in terms of the impacts of global warming. I think there are certain things, however, that I can't accept as an argument. Sea-levels, for example, are globally rising by 3.1 mm per year. Anyone who says that sea levels aren't rising or isn't a problem - well, I'm sorry but that's just wrong. However, there are still questions about 'how bad or good will things be'. But if you accept that there are significant unknowns at the moment, then arguing the only impacts will be beneficial is not something I can believe. So I think some of the skepticism is justified, I think some of the media hype up natural events (which may have nothing to do with global warming - for example, big pieces of ice breaking off Antarctica), and that people tend to jump on papers as if stating 'fact' when the role of science is to study something, draw a conclusion, and then use peer-review to test those conclusions.

    Finally there is the political issue of what, if anything we do about it. Skepticism on policies or strategies is fully warranted and public debate necessary.

    So, in terms of climate change, skepticism is justified and healthy in terms of the potential impacts and political strategies to deal with it. Where it's denial rather than skepticism is largely in terms of the physics of what's happening to our planet and why.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • What are the odds of walking, biking, Uber, car-sharing, and mass transit replacing car travel?

    There's this reporter for The Detroit Free Press who covers autos for that newspaper and lives in downtown Detroit and he gave up his car.
    There's this reporter for The Detroit Free Press who covers autos for that newspaper and lives in downtown Detroit and he gave up his car.
    7 answers · Alternative Fuel Vehicles · 4 days ago
  • Global warming is the science settled?

    Best answer: Science is never settled. Only religions are settled and some religions aren't even that settled. I have noticed lately that the Catholic religion, for example, seems to bend with the wind. I notice one alarmist gave the crack pot answer that it would increase by 2 degrees and he thought that the warming in... show more
    Best answer: Science is never settled. Only religions are settled and some religions aren't even that settled. I have noticed lately that the Catholic religion, for example, seems to bend with the wind.
    I notice one alarmist gave the crack pot answer that it would increase by 2 degrees and he thought that the warming in the last 100 years which he claimed to be 2 degrees was good evidence. There are two problems with this. One are we talking Fahrenheit and two is it man caused and three (well there is more than just 2) did it really warm two degrees. This is the kind of science you get from alarmists but at least he answered your question so he does deserve some credit. Most alarmists seem to recognize that you can't really predict the effects of an additional 100 ppmV but that doesn't stop them from parroting all sorts of catastrophic predictions.

    Mostly all you get from them is insulting labels such as denier, crack pot conspiracy theories that Exxon Mobil is trying to destroy the planet, and cracks about Trump and or Fox News.
    18 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • Scientific Article on Why Climate Change Should Be A Top Priority?

    Best answer: https://www.skepticalscience.com/
    http://www.planetary.org/blogs/mat-kapla...
    https://www.ippr.org/juncture-item/clima...

    There are too many right wingers who spread lies and conspiracy theories here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2euBvdP28c
    Best answer: https://www.skepticalscience.com/
    http://www.planetary.org/blogs/mat-kapla...
    https://www.ippr.org/juncture-item/clima...

    There are too many right wingers who spread lies and conspiracy theories here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2euBvdP28c
    11 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • How has Arctic shipping been doing now that there is no more ice up there?

    How has Arctic shipping been doing now that there is no more ice up there?

    Best answer: The chart is from last month and nothing has changed. Hudson Bay is still covered in thick ice too.

    Therefore, not much arctic shipping is happening, just Polar Bears swimming.

    Great question!!
    Best answer: The chart is from last month and nothing has changed. Hudson Bay is still covered in thick ice too.

    Therefore, not much arctic shipping is happening, just Polar Bears swimming.

    Great question!!
    7 answers · Global Warming · 7 days ago
  • Would Richard Feynman be an AGW denier if alive today?

    Would Richard Feynman be an AGW denier if alive today?

    Best answer: Yes, I believe he would. CO2 is not the cause of any warming.

    Update: The world is getting greener not warmer.
    Best answer: Yes, I believe he would. CO2 is not the cause of any warming.

    Update: The world is getting greener not warmer.
    9 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago
  • Is Al Gore's daughter Karenna correct that religious people should urge climate activism?

    "on a moral and spiritual level" Is global warming a moral and spiritual calling? https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ka...
    "on a moral and spiritual level" Is global warming a moral and spiritual calling? https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ka...
    18 answers · Global Warming · 1 week ago