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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Sunspot it as at a low which can cause a cooling.

    Where have all the sunspots gone? | Science Buzz

    Occasionally, intense magnetic activity in the Sun creates sunspots, dark regions on the surface of the Sun. Sunspot activity rises and falls roughly every 11 years – the last maximum was in 2001, and activity slowly fell off to zero by 2006.

    And since then…almost nothing. Scientists had expected sunspot activity to start increasing by now, but it hasn’t. No one knows why, or when the cycle will pick up again.

    Why is this important?

    Sunspots, created by intense magnetic activity, are associated with solar flares, enormous streams of high-energy particles sent shooting out into the Solar System. These play havoc with satellites and other electronic communication. So, no sunspots in this case would be a good thing.

    Solar flares also create the beautiful northern and southern lights. In this case, no sunspots is a bad thing.

    Perhaps most important, sunspots seem to be an indicator of solar activity. And low activity can mean lower temperatures here on Earth. The Sun once went 50 years without producing any spots – from 1650 to 1700 – and these years were some of the coldest in recorded history. Today they are known as the little Ice Age.
    Considering sun activity started falling around the beginning of the decade, yet somehow this past decade was the warmest decade on record, I seriously doubt that a (very small) increase in sun activity is the cause of the recent warming trends.

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Perhaps most important, sunspots seem to be an indicator of solar activity. And low activity can mean lower temperatures here on Earth. The Sun once went 50 years without producing any spots – from 1650 to 1700 – and these years were some of the coldest in recorded history. Today they are known as the little Ice Age.
    Could you please explain to me how changes in the magnetic field of the sun affects its rate of fusion, and energy output? I'm a tiny bit lost...
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Could you please explain to me how changes in the magnetic field of the sun affects its rate of fusion, and energy output? I'm a tiny bit lost...
    I don't know but it is generally believed by scientist it was an influence that caused the mini iceage from 1650-1700

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    There are so many holes in the theory that I'm astounded anyone can still support it, let alone suggest the case is closed.

    Some quick facts:

    • 9 out of 10 temperature monitoring stations in the US are substandard.
    • The "scientists" at Hadley were manipulating data as well as the peer review process.
    • A recent analysis of sattelite temperature data actually shows a cooling period in the past twelve years.
    • Errors have been identified in NASA calculations of temperatures (1998 was not the hottest year in the US, 1934 was).
    • Michael Mann's famous hockey stick graph (as seen in Inconvenient Truth) was shown to be utter crap.
    • And much more!


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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We are having record cold temperatures and snowfall in history across the United States so the question begs to be asked...
    Question should be "Is manmade global warming a myth?"
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by navy pride View Post
    we are having record cold temperatures and snowfall in history across the united states so the question begs to be asked...
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We are having record cold temperatures and snowfall in history across the United States so the question begs to be asked...
    It snows in winter omfg global warming no exist! In australia its 95 oh noes global warming. It gets dark when the sun goes down armageddon. Anyway winters may have been more severe but are now shorter. Extreme weather patterns happen every 20 years back in Charles Dickens time it was on average every five years. Also there is a thing about Global warming, its a global occurance and not confined to the US. In Vancouver where the Olympics is being held theyve had lighter snow than theyve had in years. Seattle is having record warm temperatures.

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We are having record cold temperatures and snowfall in history across the United States so the question begs to be asked...
    First, the term isn't global warming, it's climate change. Global warming seems to give some less-than-bright folks the idea that the temperatures are warming up EVERYWHERE, when in reality, they are just warming up on AVERAGE. That means that in some places, it's much warmer than usual, and in other places, it may even be colder than usual.

    There is a correlation between the warming trends and the record snowfall.


    Snowpocalypse and the Climate Change Debate: Blogs, Scientists, Facts Defend "Global Warming" As Blizzard Rages - The Human Condition Blog - Newsweek.com

    (We prefer the term "global weirding," as suggested by Thomas Friedman earlier this winter.)

    Time magazine, meanwhile, notes that warming may be part of a longer-lasting trend:

    But as far as winter storms go, shouldn't climate change make it too warm for snow to fall? Eventually that is likely to happen—but probably not for a while. In the meantime, warmer air could be supercharged with moisture and, as long as the temperature remains below 32°F, it will result in blizzards rather than drenching winter rainstorms. And while the mid-Atlantic has borne the brunt of the snowfall so far this winter, areas near lakes may get hit even worse. As global temperatures have risen, the winter ice cover over the Great Lakes has shrunk, which has led to even more moisture in the atmosphere and more snow in the already hard-hit Great Lakes region, according to a 2003 study in the Journal of Climate.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    And, even if global warming weren't occurring, there are dozens of reasons why we should wean off of our unhealthy reliance on foreign oil and fossil fuels...

    1. Subsidizing & funding Islamist regimes/terrorists
    2. Having to pay for expensive foreign wars to protect our access to oil.
    3. Stretching our military too thin as a result
    4. Adding to our global trade imbalance.
    5. Worsening air quality.
    6. Increasing lung and health conditions as a result of the above, leading to increased healthcare costs.
    7. The necessity for drilling for oil off of fragile coastlines in areas that are economically reliant on tourism.
    8. Drilling in the gulf is a risky proposition given the area's propensity for hurricanes.
    9. Borrowing trillions has made us financially reliant upon the Chinese, which could have major economic implications down the road, not to mention political ones.

    That's just a start...

    Are people really so dense that they want to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that we can go on with our conspicuous consumption indefinitely with no ill effects?

    Imagine where we would be economically if we hadn't borrowed trillions of dollars to pay for our recent wars...
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