HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Automotive News

Global Warming: Are the Skeptics Right?

< Previous Page 3 / 3
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 18/54  >  >>
jeffbiss
User Rank
Gold
Re: Global warming
jeffbiss   1/31/2013 1:17:52 PM
Warren,

You either don't know about greenhouse gas, which doesn't make you look good as it's the central issue behind AGW, you are a right-wing ideologue, which proves my point that it isn't AGW that is the problem but the implications it carries, or you're a corporate shill.

For those readers who aren't knowledgable enough, don't get sidetracked by this denier nonsense. The proof is in the scientific literature showing an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations starting at the beginning of the Inductrial Revolution and the attendant rise in mean global temperature. You must understand that climate is the signal and weather is the noise. So, when humans add greenhouse gases the energy of the system increases, thus changing its dynamic parameters, which is why weather patterns have been changing and becoming more chaotic. It's simple physics.

The fact is that the scientific reasearch supporting AGW is readily available. It is up to deniers like warren to refute it. He can't.

warren@fourward.com
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Global warming
warren@fourward.com   1/31/2013 1:01:21 PM
None of you have any proof of anything but polution.  Polution is not global warming.  It is the same as the evolutionists saying adaptation is evolution.  It ain't buddy.  Again, no proof.

It isn't up to me to show proof, because there isn't any.  Just a lot of creative modeling to push a people-hater agenda.

Nuf said!

CharlesM
User Rank
Silver
Re: Global warming
CharlesM   1/31/2013 10:51:31 AM
The earth is huge! ... But we aren't destroying the earth! There has been a lot of money made in this Al Gore scam by companies and governments. Lots of money. And lots of people hurt.

Wow, those are very scientific observations!  How is this subject at all about Al Gore? Physics cares nothing about his opinion nor yours. For the record, I believe Al Gore was not hurting financially before he dedicated his message to trying to convince knuckleheads like you that physics is real, but since then he has donated all of his climate change work proceeds (where would that come from, exactly, and could it be a fraction of the compensation of fossil fuel executives?) to charity. Please explain how this hoax is supposed to work, because there are billions being made by the fossil fuel industries and there's an obvious incentive for them to invest heavily in massive PR schemes we are seeing, which they can easily afford, to keep the doubts and denialism thriving.

When you mention "people hurt," do you know how many people suffer from respiratory diseases and die every year from fossil fuel pollution? It's easy to google for statistics and they can be staggering.

Do you know how much the Koch brothers have made off fossil fuels or how much they have spent keeping you deniers fat, dumb, and happy? I'd bet they've SPENT more money on disinformation campaigns than Al Gore has RECEIVED from--where again does he "make" this money?-- solar energy sales as a side job??  Did you know that Koch funded a climate study by a famous science skeptic, Richard Muller, who was a darling of the denial industry, and this study turned the scientist's beliefs 180 degrees with a conclusion that global warming is absolutely real and almost certainly caused virtually 100% by human activities?

http://www.businessinsider.com/koch-brothers-funded-study-proves-climate-change-2012-7

Can you back anything up with facts?

 

jeffbiss
User Rank
Gold
Re: Global warming
jeffbiss   1/31/2013 10:43:48 AM
What's sad is that you refuse to deal with the objective scientific evidence the links human activity to global warming in preference of your economic ideology. And, as we've discussed, the source of your denial is that AGW implies that our ideology is the problem and therefore we must change our behavior for the greater good. That, in a nutshell, is your complaint as you have no scientific evidence to refute AGW.

jeffbiss
User Rank
Gold
Re: No insult
jeffbiss   1/31/2013 10:32:54 AM
NO RATINGS
Tiorbinist,

What's your point? Do you have one? I again order you to try writing a coherent and succinct post refuting AGW. You won't because you have nothing to support your allegation!

tiorbinist
User Rank
Silver
Re: No insult
tiorbinist   1/31/2013 10:01:38 AM
NO RATINGS
"I order you to try writing a coherent and succinct post refuting AGW. I double dare you to even try."

Reason and Ignorance, the opposites of each other, influence the great bulk of mankind. If either of these can be rendered sufficiently extensive in a country, the machinery of Government goes easily on. Reason obeys itself; and Ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. -Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man" 1791.


Nice try, Jeffbiss. (And you even spelled my name right!) But as I said, if you want it, you have to ask, politely. Last time I checked, by the way, politely requires a bit more than just using "please" while denegrating everything you can think of about the person you are requesting from.

warren@fourward.com
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Global warming
warren@fourward.com   1/31/2013 5:53:18 AM
It is sad to say, that if the biggest collection of liars ever assembled in the history of man (our government) says there is global warming, then it must not be true. The earth is huge! Our impact is generally confined to pollution and construction and deconstruction (war). We are not the gods we think we are. We have been given the responsibility to tend and care for the earth. Yes, we don't always do a good job. But we aren't destroying the earth! There has been a lot of money made in this Al Gore scam by companies and governments. Lots of money. And lots of people hurt. And it will go on as long as the political correctness dominates science (a plank in the communist platform). We engineers need to make sure we are after truth and not funding...

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Are those skeptics correct??? Or Not???
William K.   1/30/2013 10:00:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Many of the skeptic side do routinely point out various errors in data collection by the believers, and if certainly does appear that some of the data is questionable. It  is certainly correct to ask for further proof when some data is demonstrsted to be incorrect, or even just potentially incorrect.

What I see is a group of people whoi were for many years crying and complaining about how very unfair it was that those of us in the USA had a living standard that was so much higher than many other people. Thyese folks apparently felt, and still feel, it seems, that we here are somehow guilty of some sort of horrible transgressions by having a much higher standard of living. In a free country they are certainly allowed to believe such things, and not die for believing them. BUT then there are others of us who feel no guilt at all about living in houses with real floors and glass in all the windows. I don't regret having electric lights, either. 

My point being that if an individual has repeatedly demonstrated that they have some specific personal agenda, we aould be wise to think that most of their activities would be tending to promote that same agenda. Therefore, it is natural to be a bit skeptical of these folks.

ON a completely different side of the discussion. there are indeed warming and cooling cycles in the history of the earth, and some of them are much longer than others. So is it also possible that we are experiencing the peaks of several cycles rising in unison, which has not happened in quite a while? And note that humans are not responsible for the susn's cycles, we don't think.

jeffbiss
User Rank
Gold
Re: No insult
jeffbiss   1/30/2013 6:55:11 PM
NO RATINGS
Tirobinist,

Where's the support to your contention that AGW is wrong? You haven't posted anything refuting it. Your nervousness notwithstanding.

jeffbiss
User Rank
Gold
Re: No insult
jeffbiss   1/30/2013 6:53:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Tiorbinist,

Another rambling post. If you're not trying to refute AGW, then what's your point? Why waste our time and thread space? So, I order you to try writing a coherent and succinct post refuting AGW. I double dare you to even try.

Remember that science is NOT about beliefs, it's about providing evidence to back up your claims. You haven't posted anything relevant to the AGW discussion.

<<  <  Page 18/54  >  >>
Partner Zone
More Blogs from Automotive News
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the country’s longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
Automobili Lamborghini is joining the ranks of supercar makers who are moving to greener powertrains.
Toyota Motor Corp. will take another small step on the long road to fuel cell viability next year, rolling out a hydrogen-powered production sedan called the Mirai.
An MIT spin-off says it’s on track to do the near-impossible task of making an electric car battery that offers three times as much energy for a fraction of the cost.
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has again committed the colossal sin of speaking plainly, and electric vehicle advocates aren’t happy about it.
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Dec 15 - 19, An Introduction to Web Application Security
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service