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American Meteorological Society Report Confirms 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

By | August 10, 2017

  • August 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm
    Boonedoggle says:
    Hot debate. What do you think?
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    Fake news. Donald Trump, newly annointed spiritual of the evangelical religious righteous people says global warming is a hoax.

    • August 11, 2017 at 3:06 pm
      Alice says:
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      Obviously he blew that one!!!!! It’s no hoax like he thinks.

      • August 12, 2017 at 2:13 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        I agree. It’s a bigger, hyuuuuger hoax than PresidenTrump thinks.

  • August 11, 2017 at 8:34 am
    Doug Fisher says:
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    NEWSFLASH:

    Dramatically increasing the amount of heat-trapping particulates in the air causes the Earth to warm!

    Scientists were quoted as saying, “no, duh”

    More at 11.

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    To deny climate change is to deny a cause & effect relationship between actual provable data about what has always accompanied warming trends across 400,000 years of data and what data points are present on Earth today.

    • August 11, 2017 at 9:54 am
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

      • August 11, 2017 at 9:57 am
        Doug Fisher says:
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        Nobody is getting into it with you anymore.

        Enjoy being downvoted by “Soros-funded bots” and people using multiple usernames to cheat the system.

        • August 12, 2017 at 2:17 pm
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          I don’t enjoy being down-voted by Soros-funded BOTs because they are now blocked on IJ. But I can tell you for sure that I’m not yet tired of winning.

          And, uh oh! Here’s ANOTHER article on this polarity inducing topic…

          http://www.climatedepot.com/2017/08/12/global-temperatures-cooler-now-than-when-gore-won-nobel-prize-in-2007/

          I will point out, for clarity, that the STARTING point of the above temperature movement is ARBITRARY… as regards temperature changes. But it is pertinent to Al Gore’s hoax and warnings 10 yrs ago… i.e. Nobel Prize award to Gore.

          • August 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm
            Ron says:
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            I would imagine it is extremely difficult to get tired of doing something that you never have even started.

          • August 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm
            Doug Fisher says:
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            Any discerning elementary school student would be laughed out of their classroom if they tried to use ClimateDepot.com as a trustworthy source.

            Just look at that page for 10 seconds: Banner ads with half-naked women. A website called ClimateHustle.com being advertised talking about hoaxes and frauds, etc. and then the content of the article sources all the sorts of crazy right-wing conspiracy sites.

            Seriously, source some vetted scientists not funded by fossil fuel companies and we will talk. Source how each of the last 4 years have been the hottest years on record (137) and the hottest years in thousands of years.

            Source something that refutes how increased CO2 levels have always correlated to temperature increases and then how that magically won’t correlate this time around now that they are higher than they have ever been in thousands and thousands of years.

            The internet gives us this amazing access to unlimited knowledge, but it has convinced the layman that he is as well-versed and that his opinions somehow refute scientific fact.

          • August 15, 2017 at 4:32 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Anyone would be foolish to rely on ‘Climate Scientists’ as contrasted with ‘Scientists’. Understand the distinction to understand the destruction of ignorance.

      • August 11, 2017 at 10:42 am
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        For your second question, it’s because thats how most studies work. Data is gathered and collated by people who need it, not just to do it.

        Do you want every study to be a study of measurements taken by other people?

        • August 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          Measurements were taken improperly, and SOME LOWS were ignored or erased, to bolster the avg temps. Boom! Data gathering is now discredited. QED.

          • August 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm
            Doug Fisher says:
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            Prove it.

            You can’t. You probably read that on a conspiracy theorist site with advertisers that extoll the benefits of deer antler spray to ward off bad humors and other nonsense, though, right?

          • August 16, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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            Already debunked on these boards and you ignored it. Go away, you are making the industry look clownish.

  • August 11, 2017 at 9:56 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Explain why you believe 137 years of record-keeping covers a FULL climate cycle… Ready, steady, … GO!

    • August 11, 2017 at 10:38 am
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      Explain why you believe 137 years of record-keeping is the only information upon our conclusions are based. Explain why you believe 137 years of record-keeping wouldn’t be enough… Ready, steady, … GO!

      • August 12, 2017 at 2:21 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        My answer is seen above. You feared the truth, so you replied to my query with a redirection via a similar question. Coward!

        • August 14, 2017 at 8:28 am
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          So, resorting to insults again, huh Yogi? Why do you insist on name-calling all the time?

          • August 15, 2017 at 10:57 am
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            Why are some posts which clearly aren’t insulting to other posters being censored while others are allowed to name-call? Odd to me.

          • August 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm
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            Some of you complain that your comment was deleted while so-and-so’s comment was not. We don’t have the staff or the desire to monitor this comment section 24/7. It is meant to be self-regulating.

          • August 16, 2017 at 8:55 am
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            I hear you, Andrew. I do. But, there seems to be one outlaw who continues to rob the bank and get away with it, while some of us are being locked up for petty theft.

        • August 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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          It’s self-regulating, Planet, unless you are of one political ideology, or one specific person, who has a comment with a personal insult that remains, while mine, with no insults is gone (as I’m sure this one will be soon too).

          • August 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm
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            I’d have to agree with you on this one, UW. I suppose it’s a squeaky wheel gets the grease scenario with the fascists on the board, though.

            PS: It’s okay to namecall the other side politically, as long as we don’t insult them directly. That is what I understand by reading every active article throughout the day and noticing consistent insult drops and belittling someone’s intelligence.

  • August 14, 2017 at 10:51 am
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    ** yawn ** the planet is warming – but the ‘who is at fault’ part is very much in need of more scientific investigation and less of Al Gore pointing his uninformed finger at everyone but Al Gore.
    Decaying plant and animal matter creates more ozone depleting gases than does mankind at about a 10 – 1 ratio every year. A volcanic eruption of some consequence, belches more destructive gases, poisons, etc. in to the atmosphere than anything and everything man has ever, in total, managed to do.
    That doesn’t mean that humans haven’t and aren’t contributing to the ozone’s demise because we have and we are. And it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to do more to reduce that amount, because we should. Our ozone is very fragile/ we can’t fix it/ and if we continue to lose it at the current rate, our planet will not be inhabitable. Not by humans, anyway.

    So you and I could both choose to ride a bike and that would help, but until the ‘WORLD’ decides we have to do something about it, I’ll keep driving because China, Russia and numerous other countries aren’t doing anything to help and they are doing a lot….a whole f’ing lot to hurt our planet. Until they get on board……we run the risk of our ‘Blue Planet’ becoming another ‘Red Planet’.

    • August 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm
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      Don’t listen to Al Gore, but listen to 10s of thousands of scientists around the globe that agree: It is largely man’s fault.

      You are making caveat’s on top of caveats for all sorts of things like dead animals and plants, which are mostly man’s fault. Cattle methane gas, plant burning and especially deforestation accounts for tons of carbon entering the atmosphere.

      Volcanoes, which you describe as one eruption equating to outdoing all of what man has been able to do in the history of ever is the most unscientific thing I have read in a long time. I don’t say that to be mean or demeaning, but volcanic activity on a yearly basis is a fraction of the pollution caused by cars, factories, and power plants. A fraction.

      You agree that our Ozone layer is fragile, and that the possibilities of Earth becoming inhabitable is a very real eventual possibility, but are not willing to get behind strict climate laws to actually make a difference? Is it a money thing? Because if we don’t take it upon ourselves each and every one of us to fix because we are too busy pointing the finger at China for not doing their share, then we can all have fun dealing with the effects of climate change. And if not us, than our children and children’s children.

      Oh yeah, and China? They are BY FAR the biggest producer and user of renewable energy in the world. They do pollute a ton, but they are taking more active steps than anyone to build renewable energy into their grid.

      • August 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm
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        Doug, sounds like you might be rationalizing a bit. Or maybe a lot. Dead and decaying plant and animal matter has been taking place for hundreds of thousands….millions (?) of years and if you think that is man’s fault….come on. And it is a substantial cause of the gases that deplete the ozone. No one with any understanding of the subject will refute that. (Deforestation does not add carbon to the atmosphere, but it does reduce one of the very best ‘carbon cleaning tools’ on the planet. I oppose deforestation totally)

        Everything I posted above is substantiated by science….not just my opinion or some guy at the barber shop, but legitimate science. I read a lot of it…..lots from lots of different sources. What you fail to grasp is that when a volcano does do it’s thing, the effects are long term……very long term, and it is very scientifically noted & documented. You need to do a little more reading from some source other than the ones you currently use…..if at all…because your comments mirror what the “it’s man’s fault” scientists say….but nothing else. There is a lot more to it, but if you simply go to Huff Post, or CNN or MSNBC you’ll never see any other side of this, which would be unfortunate.

        Do you drive a car, Doug? Ever hop a flight somewhere ? Ahem…..you sir, are part of the problem….no need to get up on your soap box with me, please.

        Despite what China may do regarding renewable energy….have you seen video imagines from China….the smog is so …..nevermind. You express yourself, your opinions and ideas very clearly on this message board, but based on what you write, I feel pretty certain that you should broaden your base of knowledge by finding other sources of this kind of data and then reading it thoroughly, even if you decide 25 words in that you disagree. That doesn’t mean that you will have to switch teams or anything, but you might figure out that there aren’t nearly as many ‘certainties’ in this debate as some folks would like to think.
        BTW: 10s of millions of scientists sounds better than 10s of thousands……just sayin.

  • August 15, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    There is absolutely something each individual can do about climate change, and it’s not buying an electric car or recycling. The major contributor to carbon gas emission is from agricultural production for meat. Reduction in your personal intake in meat and moving toward more of a plant-based diet will not only improve your health, but reduce carbon emissions. Did you know that, “Ruminants such as cattle were responsible for 47 percent of production-related greenhouse gas emissions in the agricultural sector.” Agriculture contributes to more green-house gas emissions than the entire transportation sector.

    In addition to this, forests and trees (Trees that take in carbon and produce oxygen)are being plowed down to create more land-grazing for more cattle and adding to the problem of carbon reduction. (Attached is a link for a is a 90-page paper for Yogi to pick at since he has nothing better to do than be on the insurance journal all day.)

    World Resources Institute: Installment 11 of “Creating a Sustainable Food Future”
    http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/Shifting_Diets_for_a_Sustainable_Food_Future_1.pdf



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