corky1970 said:blueish swede said:Corky, I think you are missing the point somewhat.
Global warming is happening at a faster rate than has ever been previously observed (looking at geological record etc). This increase in the warming rate is due to human activity. CO2 is a green house gas, it absorbs the suns energy reflected from the earths surface and holds it in the atmosphere causing an increase in temperature.
We are in the middle of an extinction event right now. It may not be obvious to us in our daily lives but it is predicted that by the end of this century half of all species will have become extinct. The direct effect on people isn't important, or the effect on pandas, elephants, tigers or polar bears. It is the effect on trees and insects that is the biggest threat. If they cannot adapt fast enough as the climate changes then we are all totally screwed.
man being a **** with a gun is the reason Panda's elephants and tigers are diminished, not because its got a bit toastie !!
blueish swede said:
blueish swede said:
asgoodasitgets said:To save me trawling the whole thread, could someone tell me whether I need a big coat or a pair of speedos ?
Skashion said:Such a lazy response from you. I'll just quote an old post:Damocles said:We know more than enough, you're out of date, go and do some research.
EDIT: And a 200ft seas level rise is a prediction of a model based upon Greenland and parts of the Arctic melting. I have no idea where you've goten thousands of years from. I'm not sure you understand the logarithmic effect of warming climate
Skashion said:LOSU is low in some radiative forcings
If the entire East Antarctic ice sheets melted, yes, we'd have 200ft of sea level rises. Calculate how long that would take. Actually, I'll save you some bother. They're not losing mass at the moment so it would take infinite years. Even if you take the most crazy extreme estimates, it would take several thousand years for this to happen.
I don't give a fuck if you're not sure, because I am sure.
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