Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Global Warming History

Thanks to Rose for this graph on historical global temperature averages

15 Comments:

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now we know?

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Nick Bravo said...

I'm certain that we're adding to it but I wonder if we're actually having much of an effect given the cyclic nature of climate which is a far greater cycle than the human lifespan.

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Rose said...

The thing is - most charts on global warming only show the last 100 or so years, and the temperatures are rising. We are on a steady climb out of a little ice-age.

This chart goes much farther back. Why is this information never shown?

 
At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is shown. Ever Google "global climate change chart"?

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Global climate is an important issue to debate, but it is sad that what is communicated often has a clear shifting towards the worst-case scenarios and the doomsday theories. There is no reason to scare people by giving them only one side of the argument.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/sanandaji9.html

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Yeah, 7:05, and what I get 10-1 is scare tactics and doomsday scenarios and 100 year charts. I guess if I keep going through the pages I'd get to one that showed this chart or its equivalent. All the arguments that run counter to global warming get short shrift.

The fascinating thing (which was pointed out to me) is that the peaks in temperature coincide with great advances in human history.

I just find it interesting. That's all.

Maybe global warming is something to look forward to. Not fear.

 
At 11:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Rose. You didn't look did you? There are dozens of charts that go back millions of years.

Here's just one site.

 
At 11:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and another

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Thanks! I'll check it out.

 
At 12:27 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Found some better ones, too.

 
At 3:20 AM, Blogger Captain Future said...

If you have the patience to look at some real science instead of politically motivated nonsense in the form of graphs, go here:

http://illconsidered.blogspot.com/2006/01/one-hundred-years-is-not-enough.html

Why is it that there is hardly a credible scientist not on the payroll of right wing think tanks and the oil companies who doesn't believe our civilizations and our planet's current life are in big trouble because of the climate crisis we're already demonstrably in?

As for normal variations in climate, the indicators that go well beyond temperature show that we're way past that.

Is this about ignoring a crisis because government might have to do something about it, and you guys all hate government? Be sure to explain that to your grandchildren.

 
At 3:49 AM, Blogger Nick Bravo said...

As far as I know there were no climatologists thousands, much less millions of years ago. I am not convinced that this "climate change" is not just another small slice of a climate cycle that repeats every couple thousand years or so.

 
At 5:16 AM, Anonymous Pogo said...

Government=Good Private=Rightwing/Bad
There won't be any grandchildren. We're all going to DIE unless the government comes up with a plan to save us!

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger Nick Bravo said...

why the hell is it the govt's job to "save" anybody? All your doing is replacing the judeo-christian Jesus with your own brand of Collectivist Gov't.

 
At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick should go to those links.

 

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