Hillhater wrote: ↑
Aug 06 2020 10:21pm
Ahh !.. “Belief confirmation by Repetition”
( If you tell yourself something often enough, eventually you will believe it !)
Nope. Confirmation through science.
There is no evidence that the increasing Atmospheric CO2 is due to fossil fuel use.
We have basic math. We know how many gigatons we are putting in the atmosphere. We know how many gigatons more CO2 there are now in the atmosphere. We know how much additional CO2 the bioosphere can deal with.
So new CO2 - CO2 taken up by the biosphere = new CO2 in the atmosphere. The math works.
We also have isotope studies. We know that the new CO2 is from ancient sources (i.e. fossil fuels.)
So there are two very strong pieces of evidence. Of course those are both science based and not politically based, so you will reject them.
CO2 may be a “Greenhouse” Gas, but there is no evidence to prove it is the cause of increase in Atmospheric temperature.
We have actual reflected IR. If CO2 was increasing the greenhouse effect, then we'd see less reflected longwave IR. And what do you know? Satellites are seeing less reflected longwave IR.
Also, we have atmospheric temperature profiles. If the sun was heating everything up more (a favorite of deniers everywhere) then the entire atmosphere would be warming. If we were just trapping more heat through a CO2-enhanced greenhouse effect, then the upper atmosphere would get colder. And what do you know? It's getting colder.
Another two very strong pieces of evidence for you to ignore, since they are both science based.
All historic evidence suggests that increases in CO2 are the RESULT of higher Atmospheric Temperatures.
Yep. The planet has never had a species burn gigatons of fossil fuels before, so now we are seeing a new effect - anthropogenic global warming.
Climate predictions are notoriously inaccurate, and are frequently “Remodeled” to reflect actual results.
Sorry, again the actual science makes a fool of you.
Shown below is the actual projection from the 1990 IPCC. They estimated that by 2020 temperatures would be .926 degrees warmer. In 2019 temperatures were .93 degrees warmer.
Not bad for a 25 year prediction.
But isnt that what this is all about ? ..limiting the amount of CO2 to prevent it causing some future catastrophy ?
"Catastropy?" No, just a warmer planet that makes life more miserable for people.
Ref G Thunburg..
Ah, there's your problem. Get your science from scientists, not media personalities.
“ We are In the beginning of a mass extinction” ..!)
That's certainly true. Do you think that's a catastrophe? Not for an ignorant rich guy living in Denver; he'll be fine. Climate change will only affect the "little people."