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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?


    US forests hold new evidence of global warming


    "Scientists see a trend in longer dry spells and winter snowpacks melting earlier than in the past.

    Old-growth forests in the Western United States appear to be losing ground to the regional effects of global warming.

    That’s the conclusion a team of federal and university-based forest ecologists have reached after looking at long-term trends in patches of relatively pristine old-growth forests. The study sites range from northern Arizona and north central Colorado to the Olympic Peninsula and southern British Columbia.

    Over the past 50 years, trees large and small in these tracts – largely untouched by wildfires or beetle infestations – have been dying at an increasing rate. And the rate at which they are being replaced has not changed. If the trend continues, researchers say, forest age, average tree size, and carbon-storing capacity of these areas will gradually fall.

    After examining a range of possible causes for the region-wide pattern, the last ones standing are the West’s warming trend and warming’s effect on the amount of water these areas receive. Summer dry spells are longer. Snows melt earlier. More winter precipitation falls as rain, rather than snow, and the snow that falls has a lower water content than it once did."

    "If the trends continue, they have implications for the region’s efforts to adapt to climate change, adds Thomas Veblen, a biogeographer at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Particularly when the underlying die-off is accelerated by insect infestations, wildfire managers will have to rethink their strategies for reducing wildfire risks, including current policies that encourage people to build large housing developments in wildfire-prone areas.

    In addition, the changes are making wildlife conservation efforts more difficult to plan.

    Often, conservationists set a target by learning what an area was like in the distant past, then they try to re-create that, says Nathan Stephenson, also with the USGS research center in Three Rivers, Calif. “As climate changes and other environmental changes happen, the past may no longer be the best model for the future. We may switch from trying to keep a snapshot of the past to efforts to help guide things into the future while sustaining old forests.”

    For Franklin, even that may be too gentle. “So much of conservation is focused on going back or keeping it as it is,” he says. Faced with a warming climate, “you can’t go home.”
    US forests hold new evidence of global warming / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post

    US forests hold new evidence of global warming


    "Scientists see a trend in longer dry spells and winter snowpacks melting earlier than in the past.

    Old-growth forests in the Western United States appear to be losing ground to the regional effects of global warming.

    That’s the conclusion a team of federal and university-based forest ecologists have reached after looking at long-term trends in patches of relatively pristine old-growth forests. The study sites range from northern Arizona and north central Colorado to the Olympic Peninsula and southern British Columbia.

    Over the past 50 years, trees large and small in these tracts – largely untouched by wildfires or beetle infestations – have been dying at an increasing rate. And the rate at which they are being replaced has not changed. If the trend continues, researchers say, forest age, average tree size, and carbon-storing capacity of these areas will gradually fall.

    After examining a range of possible causes for the region-wide pattern, the last ones standing are the West’s warming trend and warming’s effect on the amount of water these areas receive. Summer dry spells are longer. Snows melt earlier. More winter precipitation falls as rain, rather than snow, and the snow that falls has a lower water content than it once did."

    "If the trends continue, they have implications for the region’s efforts to adapt to climate change, adds Thomas Veblen, a biogeographer at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Particularly when the underlying die-off is accelerated by insect infestations, wildfire managers will have to rethink their strategies for reducing wildfire risks, including current policies that encourage people to build large housing developments in wildfire-prone areas.

    In addition, the changes are making wildlife conservation efforts more difficult to plan.

    Often, conservationists set a target by learning what an area was like in the distant past, then they try to re-create that, says Nathan Stephenson, also with the USGS research center in Three Rivers, Calif. “As climate changes and other environmental changes happen, the past may no longer be the best model for the future. We may switch from trying to keep a snapshot of the past to efforts to help guide things into the future while sustaining old forests.”

    For Franklin, even that may be too gentle. “So much of conservation is focused on going back or keeping it as it is,” he says. Faced with a warming climate, “you can’t go home.”
    US forests hold new evidence of global warming / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
    Scientist have lost their credibility.

    Americans' Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop

    Many global warming activists have used film and photos of melting ice caps and glaciers, and the expanding reach of deserts, to drive home their point that global warming is already having alarming effects on the earth. While these efforts may have borne fruit over much of the 2000s, during the last two years, Americans' convictions about global warming's effects have waned.

    A majority of Americans still agree that global warming is real, as 53% say the effects of the problem have already begun or will do so in a few years. That percentage is dwindling, however. The average American is now less convinced than at any time since 1997 that global warming's effects have already begun or will begin shortly.

    Meanwhile, 35% say that the effects of global warming either will never happen (19%) or will not happen in their lifetimes (16%).

    The 19% figure is more than double the number who held this view in 1997.

    1997-2010 Trend: When Will the Effects of Global Warming Begin to Happen?
    Fewer See Global Warming as Serious Threat

    In similar fashion, the percentage of Americans who believe that global warming is going to affect them or their way of life in their lifetimes has dropped to 32% from a 40% high point in 2008. Two-thirds of Americans say global warming will not affect them in their lifetimes.

    1997-2010 Trend: Do You Think Global Warming Will Pose a Serious Threat to You or Your Way of Life in Your Lifetime?

    The shift in these views during the past two years has been particularly striking. The percentage who said global warming would pose a serious threat increased gradually from 1997 through 2008. The trend in these responses changed course last year, with slightly fewer Americans saying global warming would have a significant effect in their lifetimes. This year, that percentage is down even more, marking a six-point drop from 2009, and roughly similar to where it was nine years ago.

    Americans Divided on Causes of Global Warming

    In a sharp turnaround from what Gallup found as recently as three years ago, Americans are now almost evenly split in their views of the cause of increases in the Earth's temperature over the last century.

    2003-2010 Trend: Are Increases in the Earth's Temperature Over the Last Century Due to Human Activities or Natural Changes?

    In 2003, 61% of Americans said such increases were due to human activities -- in line with advocates of the global warming issue -- while 33% said they were due to natural changes in the environment. Now, a significantly diminished 50% say temperature increases are due to human activities, and 46% say they are not.

    Americans Less Sure About Scientists' Beliefs

    Since last fall, there have been widespread news accounts of allegations of errors in scientific reports on global warming and alleged attempts by some scientists to doctor the global warming record.

    These news reports may well have caused some Americans to re-evaluate the scientific consensus on global warming. Roughly half of Americans now say that "most scientists believe that global warming is occurring," down from 65% in recent years. The dominant opposing thesis, held by 36% of Americans, is that scientists are unsure about global warming. An additional 10% say most scientists believe global warming is not occurring.

    1997-2010 Trend: What Do Most Scientists Believe About Whether Global Warming Is Occurring?

    The percentage of Americans who think most scientists believe global warming is occurring has dropped 13 points from two years ago, and is the lowest since the first time Gallup asked this question back in 1997.

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Scientist have lost their credibility.

    Americans' Global Warming Concerns Continue to Drop

    Many global warming activists have used film and photos of melting ice caps and glaciers, and the expanding reach of deserts, to drive home their point that global warming is already having alarming effects on the earth. While these efforts may have borne fruit over much of the 2000s, during the last two years, Americans' convictions about global warming's effects have waned.

    A majority of Americans still agree that global warming is real, as 53% say the effects of the problem have already begun or will do so in a few years. That percentage is dwindling, however. The average American is now less convinced than at any time since 1997 that global warming's effects have already begun or will begin shortly.

    Meanwhile, 35% say that the effects of global warming either will never happen (19%) or will not happen in their lifetimes (16%).

    The 19% figure is more than double the number who held this view in 1997.

    1997-2010 Trend: When Will the Effects of Global Warming Begin to Happen?
    Fewer See Global Warming as Serious Threat

    In similar fashion, the percentage of Americans who believe that global warming is going to affect them or their way of life in their lifetimes has dropped to 32% from a 40% high point in 2008. Two-thirds of Americans say global warming will not affect them in their lifetimes.

    1997-2010 Trend: Do You Think Global Warming Will Pose a Serious Threat to You or Your Way of Life in Your Lifetime?

    The shift in these views during the past two years has been particularly striking. The percentage who said global warming would pose a serious threat increased gradually from 1997 through 2008. The trend in these responses changed course last year, with slightly fewer Americans saying global warming would have a significant effect in their lifetimes. This year, that percentage is down even more, marking a six-point drop from 2009, and roughly similar to where it was nine years ago.

    Americans Divided on Causes of Global Warming

    In a sharp turnaround from what Gallup found as recently as three years ago, Americans are now almost evenly split in their views of the cause of increases in the Earth's temperature over the last century.

    2003-2010 Trend: Are Increases in the Earth's Temperature Over the Last Century Due to Human Activities or Natural Changes?

    In 2003, 61% of Americans said such increases were due to human activities -- in line with advocates of the global warming issue -- while 33% said they were due to natural changes in the environment. Now, a significantly diminished 50% say temperature increases are due to human activities, and 46% say they are not.

    Americans Less Sure About Scientists' Beliefs

    Since last fall, there have been widespread news accounts of allegations of errors in scientific reports on global warming and alleged attempts by some scientists to doctor the global warming record.

    These news reports may well have caused some Americans to re-evaluate the scientific consensus on global warming. Roughly half of Americans now say that "most scientists believe that global warming is occurring," down from 65% in recent years. The dominant opposing thesis, held by 36% of Americans, is that scientists are unsure about global warming. An additional 10% say most scientists believe global warming is not occurring.

    1997-2010 Trend: What Do Most Scientists Believe About Whether Global Warming Is Occurring?

    The percentage of Americans who think most scientists believe global warming is occurring has dropped 13 points from two years ago, and is the lowest since the first time Gallup asked this question back in 1997.
    The American people have no scientific credibility.

    /end thread.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Test your knowlege of Global Warming ~

    Global Warming Quiz by National Geographic
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The American people have no scientific credibility.

    /end thread.
    Neither do the scientist that keep getting caught in lies and corruption

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Test your knowledge of Global Warming ~

    Global Warming Quiz by National Geographic
    Assuming they are correct about those "correct" answers. Which correctness, as you are well aware, most of the persons disagreeing with you would contest.

    I also noted that a number of those answers, whether answered "correctly" or "incorrectly", contained words indicating they were not entirely sure about the truth/untruth of the answer. Having a true/false question with answers containing such ambiguity is, in my view, disingenuous.

    I got a 58. Guessed wrong on some, got some correct, because I’ve heard so much about the AGW/ACC theory that even if I disagreed, I knew some of what it contained.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Neither do the scientist that keep getting caught in lies and corruption
    You're the guy who said NASA has no scientific credibility by bringing up the work of some obscure TV weatherman's beliefs. You have no credibility.

    /end thread.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You're the guy who said NASA has no scientific credibility by bringing up the work of some obscure TV weatherman's beliefs. You have no credibility.

    /end thread.
    Nice try but Nasa used the same data 2 months in a row and claimed the hottest month. If you do not know about it google.

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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Nice try but Nasa used the same data 2 months in a row and claimed the hottest month. If you do not know about it google.
    No. I'd rather see you for what you are. A person with no credibility using the work of other people with zero credibility to try and discredit the work of the people who put men on the moon. As far as conspiracy theorists and loons are concerned you are bellow nuts who claim we've never been to the moon but above truthers and birthers. Congratulations.
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    Re: Is Global Warming a myth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. I'd rather see you for what you are. A person with no credibility using the work of other people with zero credibility to try and discredit the work of the people who put men on the moon. As far as conspiracy theorists and loons are concerned you are bellow nuts who claim we've never been to the moon but above truthers and birthers. Congratulations.
    Nice try but not true. When you have nothing you attack others.


    The world has never seen such freezing heat - Telegraph


    Climate researchers have discovered that NASA researchers improperly manipulated data in order to claim 2005 as "THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.” KUSI-TV meteorologist, Weather Channel founder, and iconic weatherman John Coleman will present these findings in a one-hour special airing on KUSI-TV on Jan.14 at 9 p.m. A related report will be made available on the Internet at 6 p.m. EST on January 14th at KUSI - News, Weather and Sports - San Diego, CA.

    In a new report, computer expert E. Michael Smith and Certified Consulting Meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo discovered extensive manipulation of the temperature data by the U.S. Government's two primary climate centers: the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) in Ashville, North Carolina and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) at Columbia University in New York City. Smith and D’Aleo accuse these centers of manipulating temperature data to give the appearance of warmer temperatures than actually occurred by trimming the number and location of weather observation stations. The report is available online at http://icecap.us/images/uploads/NOAA...limategate.pdf.

    The report reveals that there were no actual temperatures left in the computer database when NASA/NCDC proclaimed 2005 as "THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD.” The NCDC deleted actual temperatures at thousands of locations throughout the world as it changed to a system of global grid points, each of which is determined by averaging the temperatures of two or more adjacent weather observation stations. So the NCDC grid map contains only averaged, not real temperatures, giving rise to significant doubt that the result is a valid representation of Earth temperatures.

    The number of actual weather observation points used as a starting point for world average temperatures was reduced from about 6,000 in the 1970s to about 1,000 now. “That leaves much of the world unaccounted for,” says D'Aleo.

    The NCDC data are regularly used by the National Weather Service to declare a given month or year as setting a record for warmth. Such pronouncements are typically made in support of the global warming alarmism agenda. Researchers who support the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also regularly use the NASA/NCDC data, including researchers associated with the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia that is now at the center of the “Climategate” controversy.

    Hot Air Blog Archive Hottest October on record … was really a September


    GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

    The error was so glaring that when it was reported on the two blogs – run by the US meteorologist Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre, the Canadian computer analyst who won fame for his expert debunking of the notorious “hockey stick” graph – GISS began hastily revising its figures. This only made the confusion worse because, to compensate for the lowered temperatures in Russia, GISS claimed to have discovered a new “hotspot” in the Arctic – in a month when satellite images were showing Arctic sea-ice recovering so fast from its summer melt that three weeks ago it was 30 per cent more extensive than at the same time last year.

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