A Few Things Ill Considered

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Friday, February 02, 2007

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Why do they have to do that?

"Methane fireballs tear across the sky"

Believe it or not, that is a quote from the Independent, not about the sequel to The Day After Tomorrow but about the latest IPCC Summary for Policymakers. Rabett Run has more. That is even more ridiculous than "global warming is a socialist hoax".

Why do they have to say things like that? It makes James Inhofe sound reasonable. And that's no small feat!

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  • At February 03, 2007 9:06 AM, Anonymous Mark UK said…

    This paper also made the statement (some time ago) that SUV drivers were as bad as terrorists. The only differenc ebeing that suicide bombers kill instantly and SUV drivers kill our children through CO2. The left's version of "fair and balanced"...

     
  • At February 03, 2007 11:55 AM, Blogger Anja said…

    actually, that was his projection of a 6.4C increase by 2100, the worst case scenario. this does read like science fiction, when you go to his site there is a small intro that makes it a bit more clear.
    http://www.marklynas.org/

    i dont like panic-mongering which is why i visited his site to find out more about this article. i dont get the impression that he is hysterical, rather that he is deeply concerned. as am i.

     
  • At February 03, 2007 1:37 PM, Blogger Don Thieme said…

    I do not think there is any rational basis for saying much about what will happen beyond about 5 degrees C, which would be about what it was in the last interglacial. Lynas is trying to compare apples and oranges. The continents are in completely different positions, organisms completely different now than at the Cretaceous-Tertiary, let alone the Permo-Triassic.

     
  • At February 03, 2007 2:37 PM, Blogger coby said…

    I believe the best estimates of global temperature in the Eemian (last inter-glacial) put it 2-3 degrees higher than pre-industrial. But the danger of this amount of warming is not as much in what temperature we reach but how quickly it moves.

     
  • At February 27, 2007 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Coby. I put together a newsletter for a carbon credit trading company in Australia (it has an international audience and promotes climate change awareness) and I'd like to talk to you about your 'climate skeptics' articles. Can you email me at kerrie [at] senet.com.au if you're interested in discussing this with me? Thanks, Kerrie.

     

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