xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline

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  1. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    A timeline of earth's average temperature since the last ice age. http://xkcd.com/1732/ entertaining until you get to the bottom and then it's just scary.

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    What would the global temperature be if we had continued our transition to clean, greenhouse-free nuclear power which began in the 1950s and was thwarted by radical-leftist environmentalists in the 1970s? I suspect CO2 levels would have peaked forty years ago and fallen ever since.
     
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    uh there has been proof of causation...
     
  5. APlotdevice, Sep 12, 2016
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    Power generation is not the sole or even majority source of greenhouse gases. A whole lot of it actually comes from transportation (cars, etc) and industrial processes.
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    Right wing talk show hosts do not equal scientific experts.
     
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    Journalist in total do not equal scientific experts, hell they barely managed to pass as native English speakers.
     
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    Hello, Mr. Nye!
     
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    journalists don't claim to know it...they just report on scientific papers
     
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    Always blame consumers regardless of how careless the supply side can be when polluting to make this stuff, or how much it manipulates people to become customers by creating artificial need, artificial scarcity, and so on. But the supply side is God and is never culpable, regardless. It is always the person with the wallet who is solely to blame for everything going to hell. Always. With a cherry on top. Especially as their P&L statement would make the people who buy those variable value pieces of paper (stocks) cry if the net profit was $15,000,000,000 instead of $17,000,000,000 because more environmentally friendly means to manufacture, with better quality materials to prevent planned obsolescence, and workers paid halfway decent wages... And yet the unemployed are called the lazy leeches of "society", how odd...
     
  10. APlotdevice, Sep 12, 2016
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    Ah, so at present time they do pass as native English speakers? That's good to know.

    There are also a couple issues with your punctuation.
     
  11. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    No it doesn't, but then again there is such a thing as parsimony. In any case we're doing the experiment to confirm the causation now ... a global uncontrolled experiment.

    'God does not roll dice' - humans do.
     

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