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#DeepFreeze14 [Feb. 11th, 2014|07:28 am]
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No work. No pants.

Global Warming is Real™!



Just got an email from work stating they'll be opening at 1000. Here's hoping they decide to just keep the building shut all day.



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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2014-02-11 01:42 pm (UTC)

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I know its only stupid science, but an interesting article I read recently explained what the term "global warming" encompasses (a global trend toward warmer temperatures - not like, "Its cold today so global warming must me a myth") and how that trend affects the jet-stream (hint: it can cause weather patterns to be unusually and unseasonably cold). Again, just stupid science stuff, so probably not for the creationism-only-in-schools crowd.

Still, I found it interesting. I try to consider all-points of view (and like, science) when considering polarized political hot topics.
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2014-02-11 01:50 pm (UTC)

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Since you like to consider all points of view (even if they come from "stupid science" as you claim or those that believe in creationism-only-in-schools as you [wisely] disdain), you might want to take a look at these links since you appear to be a man wont to read articles on the internet (as implied by your recommending one to me.)
[User Picture]From: ehowton
2014-02-11 02:17 pm (UTC)

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Absolutely and thanks for sharing! Although those appeared to be more opinion pieces (I did click the referring links to read the source material) I did read the counter to some of those claims on Skeptical Science, though I did notice where the author of the first link states his opinion of that web site as dishonest.

As neither a skeptic nor a catastrophists, the only thing I find abhorrent is statements such as "Global Warming is Real™!" amidst such a divisive debate. Given the controversy, it would be foolish for me to pick a side when the data is inconclusively contested.
[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2014-02-12 01:30 am (UTC)

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Those poor polar bears are losing their habitat in the arctic and those poor penguins habitat in Antarctica is growing so fast the don't know what to do with all the ice.

Edited at 2014-02-12 01:31 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2014-02-12 01:33 am (UTC)

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Believe it or not, my History professor made a comment in class talking about those who don't believe in gospel of climate catastrophe saying something along the lines of, "When polar bears are getting sunburned, you know something's going on."

I can't believe such an educated person would make such an ignorant statement.
[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2014-02-13 03:37 am (UTC)

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Yea, I know what you mean. My Texas history prof. at A&M, Dr. Calvert said the sole cause for the Civil War was slavery. I've always wished I had debated him on that, but then again he was also my academic advisor, so I was probably prudent to let it go.
[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2014-02-13 03:41 am (UTC)

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The History professor I mentioned in my previous comment also happens to be the dean of the school. I feel your pain.
[User Picture]From: ehowton
2014-02-24 05:50 pm (UTC)

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On another thread debating this topic someone posted this link which is entitle, "Climate Change: A Guide for the Perplexed" but it soon became apparent perplexed was being nice - I am downright ignorant of the body of research. Fascinating read for those in particular who like to shrug off highly complex interactions with simplistic retorts.
[User Picture]From: gradumacated
2014-02-12 10:38 pm (UTC)

Global warming vs Climate change

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The trend that I've been noticing over the past few years is that the term global warming has been relegated to a few "news" organizations and that the more reputable ones are going with climate change.

And I think that's reasonable to me. It may not be as fast or as drastic as some models point out, but it's true that discernible trends are taking place.

Human activity certainly has a role to play in events too, I think that much is obvious.