Let's get the government to rescue us from the bad deal the government made. We can trust the government to help us to when dealing with Verizon, can't we?
What do you think the "big picture" is? I think the "big picture" is modest warming that falls short of a crisis. In the "big picture", there aren't many effective levers to pull to solve the warming problem, and the cost of pulling them is higher than the benefit.
There's no "save the planet" or not. Because a slightly warmer planet is still a healthy planet. And we'd be better off focusing our resources on solving problems like disease and deprivation than on problems like a small amount of warming over a few hundred years as we advance technologically -- eventually to non-fossil fuel energy sources.
The different methods of doing this serve as a check on each other and even though they produce slightly different results they are in agreement within the margin of error.
The temperature difference that made 2014 the "hottest year ever" is also less than the margin of error.
Historical temperatures are adjusted for comparison. This is well known. There are relatively few sites where the exact same thermometer, in the exact same structure, surrounded by the exact same surrounding structures, developments, and foliage has been in use for a hundred years or more. There are more in the US than in other countries. Many, many adjustments have to be made to the historical temperature readings to normalize them all with current readings and combine them into a global average representation. There are different methods for doing this that produce different results.
You should read up on the subject if you're interested in understanding it. If you just want to shoot down conspiracy straw men, then proceed. No knowledge or understanding of the subject is required.
Does your food contain DNA? Why aren't there mandatory warning labels for foods containing DNA?
If I can bound the period of time in my favor, the chances will be pretty high -- maybe not 50%. If I'm the one in charge of adjusting historical temperatures for comparison, I can probably do better than 50%.
You can forecast "hotter" and have about a 50-50 chance of being correct for any random period of time. How many models forecast these temperatures? It seem like the answer is most didn't come very close.
Unless the President's plan is enacted. If we do what the President suggests, sea levels will rise 1 or 2 mm less. Everyone shorter than 2 mm will thank us for our sacrifice.
It's opportunity to advance petty political nastiness under the banner of science. It's interesting that science is so frequently used this way, instead of being used as a method to advance knowledge.
Do scientists think using science this way is helping anyone?
Nothing is going to be done about climate change. But this is especially true if the climate change alarmism side wants to engage in petty political nastiness instead of legislative compromise.
I also find it hard to accept a wide array of wacky statements. Whenever I see a statistic or comparison that would be interesting if true, I assume it's not true. Usually such statements are, at best, highly exaggerated.
Everyone with your attitude sold their stock a year ago when the Fire Phone came out.
The IRS targeting of political opponents killed any chance this will ever happen. There's no basis for anyone to trust any government agency in the US. A few people will still trust blindly, or temporarily while their team is in charge, but it won't be many. Not for a long, long time.
I live in the 8th largest US city by population. Lots of cities have huge problems -- maybe even most of them.
Is municipal broadband only meant for people in a few well-managed cities? What about everyone else then?
The protection should be from reasonable doubt. If the prosecution hasn't explained their case so the jury understands it, the case isn't proven to the jury beyond a reasonable doubt. It is very reasonable to doubt someone when you don't understand what they're saying.
I don't want to hold my elected officials accountable for my broadband. They can barely keep the roads paved.
I'm wondering why everyone seems to think so highly of their local officials. What cities have such great local officials that we want to give them all these new responsibilities?