A Few Things Ill Considered

A layman's take on the science of Global Warming featuring a guide on How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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PIPA Poll on Global Warming

Poll Finds Worldwide Agreement That Climate Change is a Threat

An international poll finds widespread agreement that climate change is a pressing problem. This majority, however, divides over whether the problem of global warming is urgent enough to require immediate, costly measures or whether more modest efforts are sufficient.

That is the headline and first paragraph of a recent PIPA poll. Lot's of details and nuance at the source.



  • At March 15, 2007 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Unfortunatelly, the discussion is weather or not they should take action and, when they will decide to take action, the governments will go for inventing environmental taxes.

    They won't even think of the sources of the climate change. They will consider the IPCC report as their Bible and start acting on that.

    Well, it's not that simple. The IPCC report does not take the oceans in consideration, but they should be considered as a main factor for the global warming.

  • At March 15, 2007 1:09 PM, Blogger coby said…

    When it comes time to decide what to do the IPCC report is irrelevant, it is a document about the science of climate change and that is all.

    Regarding what I assume to be your point about oceans as a source of climate change, please see this article and/or this one.

  • At March 17, 2007 3:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A poll isn't evidence Coby.

    Find some actual evidence for the likelihood of catastrophic warming and you won't have to embarrass yourself by publishing all this non-evidence.

  • At March 18, 2007 10:14 AM, Blogger Lumo said…

    Your majority of global warmers is counted before the debate. After the global warming debate, it turned out that most people think that global warming is not a problem.

    If you want to help the global warming alarmism, you should abolish your blog because every time a question can be investigated and shown to the public rationally and in detail, the support for global warming alarmism drops. If every issue is discussed at the technical level, the support will drop towards zero.

  • At March 20, 2007 1:04 AM, Anonymous shoe stretchers said…

    If you were going to buy a golf club, you wouldn't walk into a store and buy the first one you see, would you? Of course

    not; especially if you want to improve your golf game! You'll want to hold the club, take some practice swings, hit some

    balls if the store has a practice spot, and look at the price, of course. If you are considering buying running shoes,

    you need to go through a similar process and take the time to find the perfect shoe.

  • At March 20, 2007 9:46 AM, Blogger coby said…

    Hi Lumo,

    Thanks for stopping by, you're funny.

  • At March 21, 2007 1:59 PM, Blogger Heiko said…

    Hi Coby,

    Lumo has an amazing number of "profile views", just over 50,000. I've got just under 1,000 and you've got about 3,500.

    He's got a pretty active blog, with lots of people commenting and is an assistant professor of theoretical physics, with, considering his age, an impressive number of peer reviewed articles, with one of his papers having been cited over 200 times in other peer reviewed literature.

    Wouldn't have thought that after reading his comment here ...

  • At March 21, 2007 2:46 PM, Blogger coby said…

    Hey Heiko,

    I know, I am quite curious how he ended up with so much traffic, I perused his stiemeter stats some monhs ago. it seems his is not a particularily long standing blog either.

    I "debated" with him on usenet many moons ago and I have a great deal of difficulty reconciling his station in life with his remarkably shallow and fallacious attacks on climate science. IIRC he has on his blog that the anomalous warmth of Enceladus is evidence of solar driven warming on earth, when in fact it is simply warmer than should be expected because of geothermal activity!

    Actually it kind of reminds me of the very well known and respected astronomer David Tholen who is simultaneously one of the most remarkable net kooks on usenet. He must be read at some length to be believed. I have no explanation for him either.


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