Friday, October 8, 2010

Global warming lecture

I found a great lecture on global warming by James Hansen.
http://sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2010/professor_james_hansen.shtml

And I found a cool website that shows the amount of CO2 in parts per million in the atmosphere.
http://co2now.org/

This was the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere last month:

386.80 ppm  

Anything over 350 ppm is considered dangerous.  Clearly, we're emitting too much.

From the website:
Global warming is mainly the result of CO2 levels rising in the Earth’s atmosphere. Both atmospheric CO2 and climate change are accelerating. Climate scientists say we have years, not decades, to stabilize CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
We need to do something fast or we'll either kill ourselves or our progeny.  And YOUR apathy isn't helping.

And to the AGW deniers, if you're going to deny it, fine, just do some research first.  Don't deny it because "hurr durr global warming ain't real cuz it's cold outside!"

I'll leave you with this figure:

Yes, I realize this is a massive appeal to authority, but let's be honest, who's more trustworthy:  the average citizen or a scientist?  I think we all know the answer to that.

20 comments:

  1. I believe in Global Re-Localization of Climate.

    Not that other crap. lol

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  2. interesting lecture insight.

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  3. hmmm well theres some interesting ideas in this

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  4. Don't waste your time talking about global warming. It's not real!

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  5. global warming my ass, its cold over here

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  6. global warming is an issue "its cold where i live" stfu its hot where I live
    your argument is invalid

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  7. Manbearpig! Just kidding, seriously folks, this shit will fuck our day up soon, lol.

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  8. Al Gore is an ass. Even I admit that^^

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  9. were those numbers worldwide or just in certain city?? looks like an alarming number e___e

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  10. Global warming isn't caused by us :D

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  11. I just got done with my GTL session this morning, and I was amused by your post

    keep up the solid work!

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  12. good job here!

    you just inspired more bubbles on "Enhanced by MS Paint"... check it out!

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  13. Cool read, but as someone with a lot of interaction with the scientific community, some scientists are ready to say anything that will help fund their work, for better or for worse. That may affect some of the top 70% AND some of the bottom 6%.

    Read the articles. Look at the data. Look at the scientists. It's JUST like politics, in the end. Don't JUST read the numbers or how people describe them.

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