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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 06:42 AM
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Eugene Robinson: Global Warming Just Got Hotter
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/global_warming_just_got_hotter_20111024/

Global Warming Just Got Hotter

Posted on Oct 24, 2011

By Eugene Robinson



For the clueless or cynical die-hards who deny global warming, its getting awfully cold out there.

The latest icy blast of reality comes from an eminent scientist whom the climate-change skeptics once lauded as one of their own. Richard Muller, a respected physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, used to dismiss alarmist climate research as being polluted by political and activist frenzy. Frustrated at what he considered shoddy science, Muller launched his own comprehensive study to set the record straight. Instead, the record set him straight.

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We know that the rise in temperatures over the past five decades is abrupt and very large. We know it is consistent with models developed by other climate researchers that posit greenhouse gas emissionsthe burning of fossil fuels by humansas the cause. And now we know, thanks to Muller, that those other scientists have been both careful and honorable in their work.

Nobodys fudging the numbers. Nobodys manipulating data to win research grants, as Perry claims, or making an undue fuss over a naturally occurring warm-up, as Bachmann alleges. Contrary to what Cain says, the science is real.

It is the know-nothing politiciansnot scientistswho are committing an unforgivable fraud.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:18 AM
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1. K&R
NGU.

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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:22 AM
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2. KnR for the most important post of the Month.....we dither while our Earth Flounders
CO2 at 400 ppm

was at 260 or less for the past 180000 years

at 1500 CE CO2 started climbing as human pop grew.

The record is there,,,we Humans caused it and now....


we must fix it
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 08:37 AM
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3. this should be stapled to the foreheads of all those anti-science assclowns
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