Arctic sea ice is trending near record lows for this time of year, abnormally warm ocean water helped spawn the earliest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in North Carolina, and a rash of heat waves have plagued cities from India to California to the Middle East.
Yikes, that all sounds alarming right? Except...
Except nothing. You can nitpick by look at this year or that, but look at the trend. Summer minimum extent has dropped by half and is accelerating: http://www.woodfortrees.org/pl...
Just the fact that people in the past have tracked down my comments just to mod them down is a pretty good indication that they take me seriously.
Only you could think that getting modded down is a sign that people take you seriously.
the ice figures on that site you linked to are measured from 1979. You might want to ask yourself why.
It is because that's when they launched the satellite. But I'm guessing you believe there is a conspiracy to hide data from 1978 showing lower sea ice? I'd also wager a guess that you have doubts as to the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate.
There are examples where papers on global warming tried to game the system but were found out in short order. For an example see this article where Dr. Roy Spencer sneaked a botched paper past the peer-review system by submitting to an off-topic journal. Because the reviewers were not familiar with the topic they were not aware that the methodology described in the paper had already been refuted by previous literature. Within days the journal editor had resigned: http://science.slashdot.org/st...
“The problem is that comparable studies published by other authors have already been refuted in open discussions and to some extend also in the literature (Trenberth et al. 2010), a fact which was ignored by Spencer and Braswell in their paper and, unfortunately, not picked up by the reviewers.”
Only people with absolutely zero knowledge about the physical, chemical, and biological science involved would ever think that this would be of any scientfific value.
So... you're saying there is no point in studying the carbon cycle further? The science is settled? Really?
earth's temperature will not spiral out of control
What does "spiral out of control" mean? The literature shows that there will be economic consequences to increased warming and that mitigation will be cheaper than adaptation. You will not find "spiral out of control" in the literature.
Record levels? Not even close. Not even half: http://euanmearns.com/energiew...
If they had kept nuclear the picture would be even rosier. Hopefully other countries will take a more pragmatic approach, but it is amazing what they have accomplished even while shutting down nuclear.