Climate Change. I'm tired of the right wing's disingenuous assertions... So we have a net change of .75 degrees Celsius over the last 120 years. What would be interesting is if we had this data for the past several thousand years, ca
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#149 - avatarsarefornoobs ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
uh oh someone mentioned something somewhat controversial, everyone pull out your PhDs   
   
   
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uh oh someone mentioned something somewhat controversial, everyone pull out your PhDs


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#11 - tacobadger ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
I like how you made it political in the description.
Twat.
#297 to #11 - daix ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Here have this
Here have this
#343 to #11 - mcmarshakk **User deleted account** (02/10/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N6nhyRZLDSA#t=45s   
I have a feeling he was just making a parody of this...
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N6nhyRZLDSA#t=45s
I have a feeling he was just making a parody of this...
User avatar #345 to #11 - LucifaZ (02/10/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure the description is a reference to Mass Effect 2 when Shepard punches the reporter with the line: 'I've had enough of your disingenuous assertions.'


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#19 to #11 - teranin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
You show me a democrat that denies climate change, and I'll show you a person who won't generalize republicans as climate change deniers anymore.
You show me a democrat that denies climate change, and I'll show you a person who won't generalize republicans as climate change deniers anymore.
#143 to #19 - lightninghedgehog (02/10/2013) [-]
Duane Allen. Born in Taylortown, Texas, and is a member of a very well known Country Music group. He is a democrat. he used to be proud to admit that he is a democrat.....until late 2008.

He hates obama with a red-hot passion, and he does not believe in global warming.
#379 to #143 - terowrath **User deleted account** (02/15/2013) [-]
Well, he's from Texas.
User avatar #97 - pianoasis (02/10/2013) [-]
>Implying that we understand the earth's climate changes

We aren't even sure if temperature fluctuations are a normal thing, we haven't been able to measure them long enough
User avatar #86 - skulldan (02/10/2013) [-]
THANKS OBAMA
#8 - ayero (02/10/2013) [-]
So we have a net change of .75 degrees Celsius over the last 120 years. What would be interesting is if we had this data for the past several thousand years, cause as is, this doesn't particularly scare me.
So we have a net change of .75 degrees Celsius over the last 120 years. What would be interesting is if we had this data for the past several thousand years, cause as is, this doesn't particularly scare me.
User avatar #347 to #8 - stcronin (02/10/2013) [-]
I mean, in the 1400s they could grow grapes in Europe, one of the biggest green house producers are rain forest because of all the decay.

China who constantly gets mad at the US for environmental things is one of the worst offended. They burn so much coal in almost every city you cant see the sky. I have been there and the cleanest haze was in Shanghai because I could actually see the blue sky through some haze once. Not to mention how many migratory patterns they screw up with there transportation systems.

If you really want to make changes you need to start with china, because they are the worst offenders, and have 2B people
#160 to #8 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
youre obviously ignorant about this cause even the littlest increase/decrease DOES matter. But i forgot the kid on funnyjunk knows more than all these other peopleZ with degreez
User avatar #368 to #160 - ayero (02/11/2013) [-]
I am ignorant. I'll openly admit to that. But you'll notice this graph goes up and down. Like I said, if this information was available for the past several thousand years, and if over the past several thousand years we had no net increase after fluctuation, I might start to be scared. Just remember, the only purpose of any political agenda is to scare people into voting. All that matters in the end to these people is power. Environmentalism is just a means to an end.
User avatar #105 to #8 - Viggiator (02/10/2013) [-]
Ohhh, the ignorance. If the temperature raises just 1 degree, it could have terrible consequences. Don't be scared, just be ******* aware!
User avatar #152 to #8 - rainbowrush ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Actually, we do. That is why we can say with over 97% certainty that this is a natural process. Did you know there were next to no ice on Greenland when we discovered it bout a 1000 years ago?
#50 to #8 - xtnega (02/10/2013) [-]
Remember, that just two degrees is enough to rise the global sea level by 25 meters.
Remember, that just two degrees is enough to rise the global sea level by 25 meters.
User avatar #88 to #50 - enorus (02/10/2013) [-]
What is the grey area?
User avatar #94 to #88 - monsieurtimeywimey (02/10/2013) [-]
From Wikipedia: "This showed global patterns of annual surface temperature, and included a graph of average hemispheric temperatures back to 1400 with shading emphasising that uncertainties (to two standard error limits) were much greater in earlier centuries"
#311 to #94 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
So basically, the error makes it possible that changes of this size happened in past centuries regularly.
User avatar #154 to #50 - rainbowrush ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
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#195 to #50 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
And also, enough to turn most forests in the temperate zones into savannah. Soon, our backyards will look like Africa.
User avatar #148 - lmaopwnt (02/10/2013) [-]
The earths overall temperature changes in cycles from warm to cold over thousands of years. Having a chart that goes back only 120 years is like flipping a coin twice to have it land on heads both times, the hypothesizing that it will ONLY land on heads.
User avatar #295 - Viceroy (02/10/2013) [-]
Mass Effect reference in the description. Love it.
#299 to #295 - teranin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Thank You, I was wondering when someone would notice.
#192 - powerfapping (02/10/2013) [-]
Everyone on FJ is now a scientist or politician.
#194 to #192 - teranin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Everyone's entitled to their opinion, and it's only human to try and make that opinion sound as officious and believable as possible, even if it's coming out of the mouth of someone with little to no education or real life experience. I'd bet half the people in this thread are under 18, they may be clever but they simply haven't had time to amass a proper wealth of knowledge.
#236 to #194 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
You shouldn't assume things about people you've never met unless you have some evidence to back it up.
User avatar #98 - zzforrest (02/10/2013) [-]
The earths climate changes around every 600 years, going through ice age like cold sprees, and painfully hot warm sprees. In the dark ages they believed the wars and death were responsible for such high heats. In the early days of america, they couldn't explain why the rivers were freezing over.
So we aren't any fault in this, the earth does it on its own. It's a natural process.
User avatar #338 - TardytheTurtle (02/10/2013) [-]
why is it that people conveniently forget that we're COMING OFF OF A ******* ICE AGE
that **** isn't gone overnight
#146 - swedishassassin (02/10/2013) [-]
Alright, Mr. "HURR DUR RIGHT WING SUX"

I'm guessing you've never heard of "The Little Ice Age", have you? I thought not.

The Little Ice Age was a period spanning from the 16th to 19th century in which global temperatures decreased to -.9 degrees Celsius, and after the mid 1800s, have been slowly coming out of it.

In fact, Earth was at it's warmest around 8,000 to 6,000 B.C., back when the Middle East was a fertile paradise. It's almost as if it was better when it was warmer....moron. Get this uneducated **** off FunnyJunk.
#169 to #146 - teranin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
You should note how this chart says "climate change" not "how humans are impacting the climate" I'm not saying that it isn't a natural progression, I'm saying that science agrees that it is occuring and that ********* need to stop denying it's existence.
#164 to #146 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
Oh **** son! We better go and tell the scientific community! Thank **** we had you to point out something that scientists have obviously just been ignoring.
#168 to #164 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
Please tell me where they said anything more than "temperature is rising" as anything other than speculation.
#180 to #168 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
American Association for the Advancement of Science
"The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society"
American Chemical Society
"Comprehensive scientific assessments of our current and potential future climates clearly indicate that climate change is real, largely attributable to emissions from human activities, and potentially a very serious problem."
American Meteorological Society
"It is clear from extensive scientific evidence that the dominant cause of the rapid change in climate of the past half century is human-induced increases in the amount of atmospheric greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and nitrous oxide."

Feel free to google it...NASA has a huge bank of quotes and sources.
#220 to #180 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
All that's saying is that temperature is rising. I asked for a quote that says that the world is going to end, or anything beyond "the temperature is rising, here's why"
User avatar #62 - ChromedDragon (02/10/2013) [-]
now just zoom out a little bit so we can see more than a very small amount of time that is 130 years
User avatar #65 to #62 - popadoo (02/10/2013) [-]
^

This guy, this guy gets it. The Earth's temperature jumps up and down all the time, over the course of thousands of years. Showing us 130 years proves nothing.
User avatar #70 to #65 - thegorn (02/10/2013) [-]
The graph isn't trying to prove climate change, it's showing how similar climate models are across the world.
#90 to #70 - winglit ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
but the global climate tends to change over time, the planet has gone from being covered in ice, to being a giant desert with only a few forests towards the southern equator, to being a forest filled with giant insects, would you blame those on human actions as well? the whole argument seems a bit like us trying to make ourselves seem more important, and whos to say the world didnt let us evolve so we could make more CO2 for it? maybe the world was a bit chilly so it left us to do as we wanted? its also as stated a tiny graph which shows nothing of the past millions of years of climate change.
User avatar #102 to #90 - thegorn (02/10/2013) [-]
Read my comment again.
#157 to #102 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
True, the graphs are the same, but some people understand that the graphs don't mean **** while others think it's a sign of the end.
User avatar #170 to #157 - thegorn (02/10/2013) [-]
Exactly, everyone who looks at that and say's "Boy, we sure are ****** !" is an idiot, just like anyone who looks at it and says "It's only 130 years durr, that's proof that global warming is a myth, and everyone who thinks otherwise is arrogant!". The reason it only shows the last 130 years is that it's a graph over recorded weather. Before 1880 humans didn't take periodic meteorological measurements.
#4 - samohtdrol (02/09/2013) [-]
This is a very small sample of time to say that the earth is heating up due to global warming though. While it is getting warmer in this short period.... I cant be arsed finishing this .......
#346 - Exar (02/10/2013) [-]
The Earth is 4,500,000,000 years old. You can't make accurate conclusions about long term climate patterns of the whole planet with only 130 years of data...
#358 to #346 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
6000 years*
User avatar #280 - Tyfighter (02/10/2013) [-]
But can they see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch?
#279 - teranin ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
MFW most of these comments completely miss the point.
MFW most of these comments completely miss the point.
#269 - unncommon (02/10/2013) [-]
MFW I have absolutely no idea what I'm looking at.
#243 - ghosttrainhaze (02/10/2013) [-]
And it's only going to get worse with geo engineering.
And it's only going to get worse with geo engineering.
#262 to #243 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
You say that like a higher global temperature means certain doom or something.
User avatar #284 to #262 - belikea ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Well, it kind of would. Global temperature change has a massive effect on the climate. Higher temperatures will change where certain crops can be grown, if at all. The area where the best wine grapes is shifting from France to England, for example. Polar ice caps are melting, and even if you could care less about polar bears, that extra water is going to cause massive changes in weather, and severe flooding. increased temperatures will kill off many specialized species, and since ecological food webs are pretty delicate, this will wreak havoc with basically every related animal species, including species we rely on for economic/food purposes.

And even if you're just trolling (I honestly can't tell), someone else who doesn't know the facts might read this later, and benefit from it
#294 to #284 - anon (02/10/2013) [-]
...are you completely ingnoring the older peron? You know, the time when the Earth was waaaay hotter than it is now? When Egypt had the biggest dick on the planet and Mesopotamia was a paradise? When Siberia was fertile?
User avatar #306 to #294 - belikea ONLINE (02/10/2013) [-]
Yes, the Earth has risen in temperature before. But these changes happened over hundreds, if not thousands of years. The rate at which the earth is heating up as of right now is much higher than any natural climate change, and so life can't adapt, unlike it would with natural warming/cooling. since the 1900's, the global temperature has increased .8 degrees celcius, which isn't that bad. however, two thirds of that change happened after 1980. Some models put forth by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change say that the global temperature could increase by anywhere from 1.1 to 6.4 degrees celcius in this century. That doesn't seem like a lot, but a one or two degree difference on a global scale has extreme consequences.
User avatar #273 to #262 - ghosttrainhaze (02/10/2013) [-]
Nah, but the chemicals they're using to cause the climate changes can most certainly cause death over a prolonged period of exposure. Because really, who likes breathing in particles of metal?
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