Climate Change

In: Environment/weather Science

13 Mar 2013

Recent studies add to the evidence that we are changing the world:

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If you want to see what “climate change” really means, as in what will be changing where, check out the 2013 National Climate Assessment report. It’s fantastic, and chuck full of visualizations:

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One side effect: More shipping in the Arctic:

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6 Responses to Climate Change

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R James

March 16th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

These charts don’t match established data for past temperature. The follow the Hockey Stick of Mann which has no credibility – in fact the stats behind it were shown to be invalid.

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ginckgo

March 17th, 2013 at 2:14 am

@RJames: Your biases are showing. The paleotemperature curves have now been independently refined continuously over the past 15 years, using dozens of different proxies. And guess what, they all confirm the original curve by Mann. The graphs above are yet another confirmation.

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R James

March 17th, 2013 at 4:42 am

Strange – they don’t match any of the data I’ve seen elsewhere. As recently as this week, more doubt is being thrown at Mann’s statistics by McIntyre. How can we be expected to change world economics when there are still so many unanswered questions?

I’m always concerned when Arctic conditions are thrown in, with no reference to Antarctica, which has had at least 30 years of steady increase in ice area.

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ginckgo

March 21st, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I guess you should expand your research outside of the denial echo chamber. Did you notice the part of my comment where I pointed out that there are numerous researchers other than the despised Mann, and dozens of other studies that use different proxies and statistics – and they ALL show the hockey stick curve.

Antarctica has been gaining SEA ice, while losing LAND ice; the latter of course of significance for sea level rise. (http://skepticalscience.com/antarctica-gaining-ice.htm)

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emerson

April 1st, 2013 at 3:23 am

I wonna know how to draw this kind of inforgraphics?

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bill

April 5th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

As best as I can figure out, from the grafts or the link neither of which provide enough information to really make heads or tails of them, the spikes in those first two grafts are predictions not actual data, and from what I understand the predictions that have proven absolutely incorrect. I didn’t bother with the rest after that.

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