• "Skeptics": why are there no measures of global surface temperature that show the temperature staying constant or cooling?

    Constantly in here I how scientists are "manipulating" data to fake global warming. You've all seen the animated gifs of James Hansen or graphicconception's plot of temperature adjustments. If the warming is just due to data manipulation, how come nobody presents a different plot of global mean surface temperature that shows this?... show more
    Constantly in here I how scientists are "manipulating" data to fake global warming. You've all seen the animated gifs of James Hansen or graphicconception's plot of temperature adjustments. If the warming is just due to data manipulation, how come nobody presents a different plot of global mean surface temperature that shows this? The Koch Brothers thought they were going to get one with the BEST study, but that didn't work out for them. Wouldn't fossil fuel companies LOVE to have a plot that showed that global warming isn't happening? Exxon-Mobil makes tens of millions of dollars PER DAY in profits, would they give up a few days or even a month's worth of profits to have such a plot?
    16 answers · Global Warming · 18 hours ago
  • Daro says that in the 70's scientists were saying that CO2 was blocking the sun's rays. Can anyone provide proof of that?

    I think that he is mistaken (as usual). Some scientists were worried about aerosols dimming the sun and causing cooling--but not CO2.
    I think that he is mistaken (as usual). Some scientists were worried about aerosols dimming the sun and causing cooling--but not CO2.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago
  • What "credentials" do Sagebrush, Solar Wind and the anonymous Global Warming flooder have?

    "Anonymous" complained about other people lying, but put proffered none of his own. Solar Wind lectures on physics, but as far as we know has never taken a single course in physics. Sagebrush claims to be a "true scientist" and work in the medical field, but he's very vague on details. Fess up.
    "Anonymous" complained about other people lying, but put proffered none of his own. Solar Wind lectures on physics, but as far as we know has never taken a single course in physics. Sagebrush claims to be a "true scientist" and work in the medical field, but he's very vague on details. Fess up.
    3 answers · Global Warming · 4 weeks ago
  • Has Solar Wind demonstrated a "human fingerprint" on climate change?

    In a recent answer, Solar Wind has a cartoon titled "10 Indicators of a Human Fingerprint on Climate Change" and many of the indicators have proved true: decreased oxygen, nights warming more than days, cooling stratosphere, etc. Has he accidentally proved that climate change is caused by humans?
    In a recent answer, Solar Wind has a cartoon titled "10 Indicators of a Human Fingerprint on Climate Change" and many of the indicators have proved true: decreased oxygen, nights warming more than days, cooling stratosphere, etc. Has he accidentally proved that climate change is caused by humans?
    Global Warming · 1 month ago
  • How many lies does Sagebrush tell about climate scientist James Hansen in his current question?

    In his current question about the definition of a climate scientist, Sagebrush gives a couple updates about James Hansen that are almost entirely fictional. I count 4 lies about Hansen, is that what other people get? It's probably easier to count the things he says that are true--Hansen did go to Iowa. That's about it.
    In his current question about the definition of a climate scientist, Sagebrush gives a couple updates about James Hansen that are almost entirely fictional. I count 4 lies about Hansen, is that what other people get? It's probably easier to count the things he says that are true--Hansen did go to Iowa. That's about it.
    Global Warming · 2 months ago
  • Hypothetically, what would be the conservative/libertarian way of quickly switching away from fossil fuels?

    All I hear from the right-wing extremists in here is that it's about socialism, world government, yada yada yada. Okay then, here's your chance: given the HYPOTHETICAL requirement that we must quickly (10-20 years) move away from fossil fuels, how would you do it? If all you can come up with is "We don't have to" then... show more
    All I hear from the right-wing extremists in here is that it's about socialism, world government, yada yada yada. Okay then, here's your chance: given the HYPOTHETICAL requirement that we must quickly (10-20 years) move away from fossil fuels, how would you do it? If all you can come up with is "We don't have to" then don't bother answer this hypothetical question.
    7 answers · Global Warming · 2 months ago
  • Question for global warming skeptics: how would you deal with AGW?

    Let's say that AGW/ACC is really as bad as some people think it is, and we MUST reduce CO2 emissions rapidly. How would you go about it? I ask because I keep hearing people say it is an excuse for world government, socialism, communism, etc. I don't believe that, but tell me how to decrease CO2 rapidly in a way that would be... show more
    Let's say that AGW/ACC is really as bad as some people think it is, and we MUST reduce CO2 emissions rapidly. How would you go about it? I ask because I keep hearing people say it is an excuse for world government, socialism, communism, etc. I don't believe that, but tell me how to decrease CO2 rapidly in a way that would be capitalism/libertarianism friendly.
    Global Warming · 2 months ago
  • Why is the Anonymous global warming denier scared to let me answer?

    Once again he's flooding the forum. Why is he so scared of my answers that he blocks me? Is it because I point out when he's lying, and he doesn't like that?
    Once again he's flooding the forum. Why is he so scared of my answers that he blocks me? Is it because I point out when he's lying, and he doesn't like that?
    Global Warming · 3 months ago
  • Did you know that a group called "Science is Never Settled" is exhibiting at the AMS meeting?

    They are a group that denies that global warming is due to an increase in greenhouse gases. Actually, they think it's due to a decrease in the greenhouse gas ozone. Do you find it surprising that the American Meteorological Society would allow them to exhibit?
    They are a group that denies that global warming is due to an increase in greenhouse gases. Actually, they think it's due to a decrease in the greenhouse gas ozone. Do you find it surprising that the American Meteorological Society would allow them to exhibit?
    Global Warming · 4 months ago
  • Does it bother global warming skeptics that "Anonymous" is lying about hurricanes in a current question?

    Anonymous says that hurricanes were down in 2018, when in fact they were above average in the Atlantic, way above average in the East Pacific, and accumulated cyclone energy was above average in virtually every ocean basin that has tropical cyclones. Anonymous blocks me from answering...I wonder why?
    Anonymous says that hurricanes were down in 2018, when in fact they were above average in the Atlantic, way above average in the East Pacific, and accumulated cyclone energy was above average in virtually every ocean basin that has tropical cyclones. Anonymous blocks me from answering...I wonder why?
    1 answer · Global Warming · 4 months ago
  • Did you know that the Trump shutdown is cutting off access to weather and climate data?

    You don't hear much about it, but the Trump shutdown hurts scientific research, by locking websites where researchers download data. For example, the NOAA Comprehensive Large-Array data Stewardship website (NOAA CLASS) is unvailable--this cuts off access to many types of archived data, including satellite and radar data. The National Climate... show more
    You don't hear much about it, but the Trump shutdown hurts scientific research, by locking websites where researchers download data. For example, the NOAA Comprehensive Large-Array data Stewardship website (NOAA CLASS) is unvailable--this cuts off access to many types of archived data, including satellite and radar data. The National Climate Data Center (NCDC) is also closed. These shutdowns affect not just climate research, but many meteorologists working in private industry (such as myself).
    4 answers · Global Warming · 4 months ago
  • Will global warming denier JImZ take a bet where he will win $10,000 if he can prove he didn't lie?

    Jim claimed that I said "...climates never changed until humans began emitting CO2" I say this is a lie, and I will pay him $10,000 if he can prove I said that. I will give him odds so that if he can't prove it, he only loses $100. Do you think he'll take me up on the bet?
    Jim claimed that I said "...climates never changed until humans began emitting CO2" I say this is a lie, and I will pay him $10,000 if he can prove I said that. I will give him odds so that if he can't prove it, he only loses $100. Do you think he'll take me up on the bet?
    9 answers · Global Warming · 5 months ago
  • Are global warming deniers getting more brazen in their lies?

    I'm not sure if it's something to do with Trump and the efficacy of the "Big Lie", but the deniers in here aren't even coming close to the truth these days. I'll give a few examples that are paraphrased, but I can back them up if necessary.
    I'm not sure if it's something to do with Trump and the efficacy of the "Big Lie", but the deniers in here aren't even coming close to the truth these days. I'll give a few examples that are paraphrased, but I can back them up if necessary.
    17 answers · Global Warming · 6 months ago
  • What courses have you taken relevant to global warming?

    I'm interested in learning peoples' science backgrounds regarding global warming. Specifically I'm wondering what's the highest level of classes you've taken in (1) physics (2) meteorology/climate (3) chemistry (4) biology (5) geology (6) math and (7) statistics. Feel free to go into any details you think are relevant.
    I'm interested in learning peoples' science backgrounds regarding global warming. Specifically I'm wondering what's the highest level of classes you've taken in (1) physics (2) meteorology/climate (3) chemistry (4) biology (5) geology (6) math and (7) statistics. Feel free to go into any details you think are relevant.
    14 answers · Global Warming · 6 months ago
  • Did warming end in 2000?

    I rhetorically ask this because JimZ said "From about 1980 onward, there was a minor warming trend which ended about 2000."
    I rhetorically ask this because JimZ said "From about 1980 onward, there was a minor warming trend which ended about 2000."
    9 answers · Global Warming · 6 months ago