Whew! Global warming Armageddon postponed for 200 years!

by editor on July 2, 2010

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The polar bears are saved! The polar bears are saved!

You pretty much knew the global warming scare was petering out when Al Gore bought a beach front house near Santa Barbara. Now global warming scientists have confirmed that the oceans won’t be lapping at his front door anytime soon.

The Independent UK has the hot news on global warming:

The 14 scientists, all experts in their fields of climate research, were asked about the probability of a tipping point being reached some time before 2200 if global warming continued on the course of the worst-case scenarios predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Nine of the fourteen scientists said that the chances of a tipping point for the high scenario were greater than 90 per cent, with only one saying that the chances were less than 50:50. At current rates of CO2 emissions, the world is on course for following the higher trajectory on global warming suggested by the IPCC.

2200? The global warming narrative has completely fallen apart. It used to be that they tried to scare us by saying our children would all die from global warming. Now it’s been delayed to our great, great, great, great, great grandchildren.

(By the way, we love the last line of that story. Doesn’t matter that even true global warming believers have indefinitely postponed Armageddon for 200 years, the Independent says things are even worse than the worst IPCC scare stories.)

Source: Independent UK

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gbrecke
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gbrecke
July 3, 2010 8:09 pm

Jenni,
Us panic? Skeptics aren’t into that….
Too bad you weren’t here prior to the last big ice age….I’m sure you would have stopped it….. but not to worry, it’ll likely happen again.

But Jenni, we’re headed into another solar cycle right now! It could be devastating, the sun could take out communications and far worse! A cause you could works on?

Jenni Balm
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Jenni Balm
July 3, 2010 9:46 pm

gbrecke,If our voices arent yelling the problems out to the hoardes & the ignorant then whos will. Sadly it is mans greed that has bought us to the cross roads we are all at today and sadly it will be mans greed that pushes us along to the next one. Man should learn to use his voice, open his eyes and unload his wanton desire for More…… the more is what is killing our world and our race…

ps over here in australia the ignorant are just as bad, and complain just as much, We ausies have taken over the name Wingers cos that is all they seem to be able to do…. Sorry Australia Im loyal to my country bad saddened by its people.

Jenni Balm
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Jenni Balm
July 3, 2010 6:41 pm

Oh are you guys for real, so it may be postponed for 200 years tho its still going to happen. The majority of humans walk around complaining about this and that but what do you actually do about it,,,,,,,? Nothing, zippo, zilch and then
you all begin to panic and cry as the time gets closer because you chose to do nothing about it. So your family history wil show your future gerorations exactly what you thought about them, yourselves and your earth. Stand proud you wingers, pat yourself on the back for doing nothing,,, but winging

HumbleGuru
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HumbleGuru
July 4, 2010 8:13 am

What?! a liberal worried about the future…it cant be!

Oh wait, the only time they concern themselves with the future is when it comes to global warming. Deficits, resource development, energy production…thats something to be ignored.

Jenni, liberals dont have children, they abort them so they dont even have to worry about the future, they wont be part of it.

Thanks, however, for concerning yourself with conservative’s children…since we actually have them.

Jenni Balm
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Jenni Balm
July 4, 2010 5:08 pm

Is assumption Americans do naturally Doug, You are way off, I am not Liberal and I do have children I live in Australia, on land that is fully self sufficient that has no need for resources,
Cant believe this forum actually allows narrowminded bigots to air themselves on subjects such as abortion and politics then again I suppose thats america for you, Home of the Brave……… I doubt it

HumbleGuru
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July 5, 2010 6:07 am

Yes, we call it “freedom of speech” Its in our constitution. The very same constitution that the left is tearing apart while simultaneously trying to convince us its for our own good.

See, America is unique. we have (had) a constitution that states what the government CANNOT do to you. The founding fathers created a document that said rights came to mankind from God, to the people, who then could form a governmnent in order to persue life liberty and Happiness.

But liberals dont believe in God. So they feel they are the ones who give rights, and therefore can take them away.

This is why liberalism will FAIL. Because the truth is becoming obvious though sources such as IHTM and other online outlets. So I will continue to exercise my freedom of speech, you keep wringing your hands about the weather forecast 200 years from now.

Mistella
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Mistella
July 4, 2010 8:33 am

Precisely why I come here each day. Doug, I’ve never thought about the liberal/conservative issue like that, but you are right on. (Fist bump)

Way too many I have known don’t know or care about the future. All they concern themselves with are their current “feelings”.

gbrecke
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gbrecke
July 3, 2010 2:03 pm

Icarus,
Certainly in your mind all these things are true. Having seen it all before I remain a skeptic. It wasn’t that long ago we were all going to freeze to death, and anybody who doubted it was an idiot. You were likely not born yet or still pissing you pants back then.”The problem with the world is that the foolish are cocksure, while the wise are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russellgbrecke

ps: Icarus, learn to read.. I said I have been using the furnace all spring and now summer.. maybe this gives us some insight into how you read and interpet other data?

Icarus
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Icarus
July 3, 2010 4:15 pm

ps: Icarus, learn to read.. I said I have been using the furnace all spring and now summer..

PS: gbrecke, there’s a reason it’s called global warming. Think about it.

Icarus
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Icarus
July 3, 2010 2:22 pm

As I said to Mistella, that was the newspapers back in the ’70s telling you all about an imminent ice age – remember that they will print whatever is sensational and attention-grabbing and will sell papers, regardless of truth or accuracy. In the real world, very few scientists were projecting cooling – most in the ’70s were already concerned about the looming threat of global warming – a threat which has been demonstrably coming true for several decades now (demonstrated by objective evidence, not media hype or unsupported assertions). Don’t take my word for it – just look at the evidence.

Kyle
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Kyle
July 4, 2010 9:16 am

Yeah, the “scientists” of the 70’s that came up with the all-magnificent Earth Day said we had 10 years to live, and that was pushing it.

Look at history, science has been full of nut-jobs. I’ll remind you that if was not the church who discredited Galileo… It was fellow scientists that didn’t want to be put to shame by his findings. Before you believe your fancy little text book, take a closer look at historic documents… uninterpreted sources STRAIGHT from the period. It’s not that hard to find.

Don’t take my word for it – just look at the evidence.

gbrecke
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gbrecke
July 3, 2010 12:19 pm

Mistella….firewood? Cheap?
I’ll take it! We’ve been burning it all spring and now summer! gbrecke

Icarus
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Icarus
July 3, 2010 12:55 pm

“It was chilly in my town last week, therefore global warming is a myth”. Great argument.

Back in the real world though:

Global temperature is rising;
Arctic ice is in long term decline;
Glaciers worldwide are melting;
Global sea level is rising;
… and none of this can be accounted for without the warming influence of human activity.

gbrecke
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gbrecke
July 3, 2010 12:15 pm

If Icarus chipped ice off his windshield on the fourth of july for the next 10 years, he’d assume it was caused by AGW. No doubt a younger man who hasn’t studied history and noted all the cocksure lunitics that profess to have the answers. BTW, we are still running the furnace on July 3rd, if this is global warming, I’d hate to see global cooling.. I couldn’t afford the heat bill.
I bet Icarus thinks government officials have the answers to the economy too
:-)

Icarus
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Icarus
July 3, 2010 2:43 am

Mistella: Blame the media. The overwhelming majority of scientific papers at that time predicted global warming, not cooling, and global warming is indeed what we see happening today, as predicted.

Mistella
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Mistella
July 3, 2010 4:54 am

I find it kind of amusing that you have chosen a pen name from a character in mythology that was young and thought he had all the answers. While I don’t know your chronological age my friend, it appears you haven’t lived long enough to realize it’s ALL bulls**t.

Scientists write “scientific papers” to get grants, feed their ego or to secure tenure, media sells advertising, bloggers sell hits – and it’s all capitalism. The only other option is the slavery of a monarchy or bureaucracy. It appears after 200 + years, that is what Americans have chosen.

I shall take my advice from the richest man that ever lived, and some would say the most intelligent, “There is nothing new under the sun”. Almost all humans behave like sheep, myself included. I prefer the Good Shepard to any of my earthly peers to the right or left.

Icarus
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Icarus
July 3, 2010 6:06 am

The highest prizes in science are reserved for those who, through valid argument and objective evidence, demonstrate that existing views are wrong. You can be sure that if the 97-98% of climate scientists who accept anthropogenic global warming were mistaken, someone would have proven it by now, to great acclaim. It’s not going to happen – global warming is real, it’s happening now, and we’re the cause of it.

Mistella
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Mistella
July 3, 2010 12:11 pm

Someone once told me that it is impossible to prove a negative. But what do I know? However, from experience I can assure you that when the government gets involved, the results are usually a disaster.

Science once said the earth was flat, the sun revolves around the earth, blah, blah. And, I seem to recall reading that the engineering experts said the Titanic was unsinkable.

Not sure where you live, but I have a great deal of firewood that I’ll sell you cheap.

Icarus
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Icarus
July 2, 2010 6:12 pm

Let’s not forget that this is in a newspaper, so by definition it’s complete garbage. Newspapers are incapable of printing anything true or accurate, except by accident. The simple fact is that global warming is real, it’s happening now, and it’s a problem we’re not capable of solving. That, combined with our massive population overshoot, means billions will die this century and in a few decades we’ll probably be down to a few hundred million, if that. There is no brighter future ahead of us. Might as well be realistic.

Mistella
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Mistella
July 2, 2010 6:22 pm

Wait – what am I supposed to do with all the firewood and winter clothes I stored up when these same “scientists” said that there was a “coming ice age”?

MichiganVet
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MichiganVet
July 2, 2010 9:41 am

So global warming will destroy the world right around the time our great, great, great, great grandchildren pay off the Obama debt?

KimmyQueen
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July 2, 2010 8:46 am

They figure in 200 years people will definetly forget that this is a scam and they are allowing future generations of idiots and scammers to try the scam again hoping for a better result.

danybhoy
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danybhoy
July 4, 2010 3:01 am

I love how people look to these “scientists” & “climatologists” like have any credability about predicting what weather & climate will do in 10 years, 50 years , 100 years, or beyond. Let’s face the facts, these guys can barely hit a 3 day forecast right, let alone a weekly forcast. So how does anyone take them seriously? I sure as hell don’t. The whole GlobalWarming/ClimateChange movement is pure snake oil, it has almost nothing to do with weather or climate, but everything to do with controling our lives.

Icarus
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Icarus
July 4, 2010 4:49 am

Sorry but your comments here are complete nonsense. Weather is not climate – we don’t know whether it’s going to be rainy or sunny next 4th of July but we sure as hell know that if we pump hundreds of billions of tons of heat-trapping gases into the Earth’s atmosphere, it’s going to end up hotter than it would otherwise be. To argue otherwise would be like saying that you could pile extra blankets onto your bed in the height of summer and not expect to get too hot. Honestly, you need to at least learn *something* about climate, even the most basic stuff, before writing comments here that just make you look foolish.

danybhoy
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danybhoy
July 4, 2010 11:09 am

Irarus, the whole thing about reducing CO2 because it harms the environment is pure bullshit. CO2 is plant food, it then gets kicked out as Oxygen. The earf is greener because of CO2, but the environmental (notice MENTAL in the word) movement would’nt know that nor do they care. Green = Red, it’s about taxation & control. Plus I anyone who really believes tha CO2 is harming to back up their words with actions, commit suicide. If you put out CO2 by just existing, just end your existance & save Mother Earth. The act of breathing creates CO2, & everything we do causes CO2, but if I buy “carbon credits” to “offset” my carbon output, I can live guilt free? That’s crap & everyone knows it. Sounds a little like buying indulgences from the church back in the day, sure, you were an evil A-hole to everyone, all the time, but then you give a nice chunk of change to the church & then it’s all good. I also must bow down to Al Whore for making more money on this GlobalWarming/ClimateChange/CarbonCredit” scam then his bigot father did from Oxidental Oil. You are all suckers for the false prophet that is Al Whore, except that prophet should be spelled profit.

BTW, don’t worry too much about me looking foolish, I know phoney BS when I see it, & from Al Whore to everyone involved in Climate-Gate, & all of the phoney science & cooked books attempting to paper over the fact that what they are selling is pure bullshit. More & more people around the world are seeing these fraudsters for what they are, & it’s borderline criminal behaviour in many cases.

P.S. Don’t fly too close to the sun Iccy-boy, we all know how that story ends…

Icarus
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Icarus
July 4, 2010 3:51 pm

Yes, CO2 is ‘plant food’. It’s also a global warming gas. Are you going to accept one scientific fact but reject the other? If so, please explain why.

When you breathe out CO2 you’re part of the natural carbon cycle. Digging up billions of tons of carbon, sequestered in the ground by living organisms over millions of years, and putting it into the atmosphere in just two centuries, is not part of the natural carbon cycle. See the difference?

By all means explain to us, from your evident wealth of knowledge of climate science, how a relatively small forcing from changes in solar irradiance can take our planet out of an ice age *without* the amplifying feedback of increasing atmospheric CO2… because unless you can do that, you’re going to have a hard time convincing anyone who knows anything at all about the Earth’s climate that we can raise atmospheric CO2 by 40% and expect it to have no effect.

Bigfurhat
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July 4, 2010 10:20 pm

Okay, Icarus.
You have your hand on the earth’s thermostat. To make it easier for you we have 150 zone thermostat.

Ready.. Set >>> GO!!!!!!!!!!!
Go ahead, Icarus. Set the thermostats to all of the various optimal earth temperatures. GOOOOOOOO. Don’t just sit there like a dumb bastid, breathing from your mouth.
You have the earth’s steering wheel. STEEEERRRRR!

Ya. I didn’t think you’d be up to the task. No one is.

Icarus
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Icarus
July 5, 2010 1:47 am

Ya. I didn’t think you’d be up to the task. No one is.

Correct, and that is precisely the problem. Human activity has become the biggest influence on the world’s climate, overwhelming all the current natural forcings, but there’s no-one at the wheel. It’s like we’re unconscious with our foot on the accelerator. We pump prodigious amounts of greenhouse gases and aerosols into the atmosphere without taking any account of the effect it’s having. As someone said, the climate is an angry beast and we’re poking it with sharp sticks – not good.

Kyle
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Kyle
July 4, 2010 9:11 am

CO2 doesn’t have those effects, it’s kinda… you know… invisible? It’s around 400 ppm of our atmosphere. That’s absolutely NOTHING. So hundreds of billions of tons of CO2 doesn’t really do crap, considering the plants take it in like a pickup consumes diesel. Honestly, you need to at least learn *something* about climate(and more correctly, Biology), even the most basic stuff, before writing comments here that just make you look foolish.

Icarus
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Icarus
July 4, 2010 9:32 am

You know the Earth has gone through many ice ages, right? Well, they’re triggered by changes in the Earth’s orbit around the sun, which cause the amount and distribution of sunlight falling on the Earth to change… but the effect of that change in sunlight, on its own, is very small – on the order of 1W/m². The rest of the 7W/m² change in forcing at the end of an ice age is due to feedbacks from changing levels of CO2, albedo and other factors. Sunlight increases slightly, which causes warming, which causes a rise in CO2, which together with other forcings takes the planet out of the ice age. You simply cannot explain ice ages *without* the feedback from CO2. So, CO2 is in fact extremely important to the climate, and to suggest that we can change CO2 by 40% and *not* change the planet’s climate is simply absurd.

Old Goat
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Old Goat
July 2, 2010 3:08 am

Ah, if the warmists are still around in 2200 (wich is doubtful, because I’m sure they’ll think of some other Armageddon that’s about to get us all, unless of course they’ve all been caught and hanged), they’ll say global warming’s been delayed again. Bit like a British train…

Juvenon
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July 2, 2010 2:08 am

200 years,OK what will happen after 2200 hundred can somebody make me clear this,,,

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