Global Warming

  Kevscar1 19:34 05 Jan 2009

Is it a lot of bull

According to sky news this morning 2008 was the coldest year for 7 years. Hardly seems to indicate that the world is getting hotter.

  laurie53 20:22 05 Jan 2009

Never mind 7 years. Look at the mean temperature trend over the last 100 years.

  Kevscar1 20:56 05 Jan 2009

what would that show 30 odd years ago they were predicting a New Ice Age does the earth go through a temperature curve every 10, 20, 30, 50 or 100 years

  tullie 21:12 05 Jan 2009

If its not getting warmer check the polar regions.

  carver 22:08 05 Jan 2009

You only have to read some thing like click here

to realise that global warming is here no matter what the temperature does.

I've tried to find an article I read a few weeks ago about the temps produced for October by NASA, it wasn't until some one else explained to them the reason it was hot was because they had used Septembers results.

  Chegs ®™ 23:15 05 Jan 2009

There's often ideas that the localised temperatures (like now in the UK) are proof that global warming is just a government induced moneyspinner as how can the outside temp be hotter if its frozen.Take into account the global temperatures and observe the icecaps are smaller and that temperatures globally are increased,proves the scientists correct.There are many other gases that increase global warming,but CO2 is singled out as it is possible to control CO2 production.

  DieSse 23:40 05 Jan 2009

"CO2 is singled out as it is possible to control CO2 production."

It's only possible to affect the bit that's man-made - which is a very low percentage of the total - the rest of which is natural.

  Strawballs 02:03 06 Jan 2009

It doesn't get called Global warming any more they have started calling it climate change

  beeuuem 02:20 06 Jan 2009

I liked the comment in click here
This winter the freeze has been even faster and greater, making the extent of the ice, according to the other main Arctic website, Crysophere Today, 500,000 sq km greater than this time last year.

Last weekend, that heroically diligent US meteorologist Anthony Watts noticed that something very odd had happened to the daily updated graph on the official Nansen website that shows how much sea-ice there is in the Arctic. Without explanation, as he reported on his Watts Up With That website, half a million square kilometres of ice simply vanished overnight.

It appears that if the figures don't give the 'right' answer just change the figures until they give the answer that you want.

  PalaeoBill 11:16 06 Jan 2009

What confuses the issue is that Global Warming is just one of a number of theories that attempt to explain climate change.

There is no question that climate change is occuring, no one is disputing it. The 7 hottest years on record have occurred in the last 10 years. Global mean tempreatures are increasing and the ice sheets on Antartica and Greenland are shrinking at an alarming rate.

The confusion comes in because some scientists are not convinced that the Theory of Global Warming (i.e. that human generated CO2 is the cause) is entirely correct. This is because it is based, at least in part, on incomplete climate records and complex/cumbersome computer models.
These scientists are not arguing that cilmate change isn't happening, (quite the opposite), just that the cause isn't as cut and dried and human generated CO2.

  newman35 11:26 06 Jan 2009

"Is it a lot of bull"

With such an in-depth scientific argument as that one, quoted in the first post, how can any qualified meteorologist or scientist hope to dispute your finding? Your knowledge depth on the matter must be immense, why not share your scientific data with us?

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