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Sea Floor Sinking from Melting Glaciers.

By Onvacation following x   2018 Jan 24, 6:13am 7,259 views   67 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


#humor
researchers explain how they used a mathematical equation known as the elastic sea level equation to more accurately measure the ocean floor.

http://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-sinking-ocean-rising-sea-levels-772862?amp=1
1   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 24, 4:07pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Oh, hey, let me come out with some snarky dismissive comment here that showcases the bluff of presumption of some rare and superior knowledge.

tut-tut

Seriously though the writer fails to communicate why sinking ocean floors equates to UNDERestimated sea level rise.

As a result, scientists have underestimated how much sea levels are rising by as much as 8 percent.
2   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 24, 4:12pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

anon_4460e says
Oh, hey, let me come out with some snarky dismissive comment here that showcases the bluff of presumption of some rare and superior knowledge.

I thought the entire article is bluff of presumption of some rare and superior knowledge that is available only to those smart enough to be dismissive of climate science.
3   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 24, 4:44pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This would explain why Manhattan is still above water. It makes sense that the weight of frozen water would push the land down and then when it melted it would push the sea floor down and thus raise up the land. Its amazing that we have not yet measured sea level falling.

This is just one of the many climate feedback mechanisms that we don't understand. The science is far from settled.
4   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 24, 4:45pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

I guess they are now trying to explain why sea levels haven't risen, even though they claim they have. Like I explained in my own post, no one has been able to show me where sea levels have actually risen. This nonsense is getting silly.Whether the water on the Earth is frozen, liquid, or gas, it is still the same mass pressing on the Earth's surface, including the atmosphere, which has weight. Therefore the whole premise is stupid. Secondly, as I and others have tried explaining to people, melting ice takes up less volume than frozen ice, so to try to say sea level will rise because frozen ocean melts is also stupid.

These alarmist scientists are riding one of the few gravy trains left in science. They are alarmists and should be dismissed as such.
5   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 24, 4:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_4460e quotes from article

As a result, scientists have underestimated how much sea levels are rising by as much as 8 percent.

Explains why Manhattan and Florida are still above water.
6   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 24, 4:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
Explains why Manhattan and Florida are still above water.

You mean it's not because the earth is actually cooling?
8   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 24, 7:04pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
so to try to say sea level will rise because frozen ocean melts is also stupid.


I've noticed that every time the ice in my drink melts, the water overflows out of the glass.

Oh wait, the level never changes when the ice melts.

But the alarmists want us to believe that when the ice melts at the poles, we will all drown.
9   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 24, 9:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_48f8d says
But the alarmists want us to believe that when the ice melts at the poles, we will all drown.

Since you, obviously, don't know what scientists are saying and why they say sea levels will rise, you should re-calibrate and re-evaluate whose premise is silly.
11   HEYYOU   ignore (25)   2018 Jan 24, 11:10pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

All the coral found above sea level today proves that the oceans are sinking or the land is rising?
Must be the only answers.
Scroll to page 112.

"Fringing coral reefs that grow along stable conti-
nental margins provide one of the best indicators of
the relative height of LI sea levels compared to the
present-day."
"The Western Australian coastline Fig. 5 has
many exposed fossil reefs of LI age. The southern-
most exposure occurs at Rottnest Island on Fair-
.
bridge Bluff Playford, 1988 located approximately
10 km offshore of Perth."

How manyies is 10km?


Page 113 has picture & schematic cross-section
of the LI reef showing heights and typical occurrence of
Porites and Acropora corals.

Page 126 &127 under Conclusion:
" This catastrophic
sea level rise event that marked the initiation of the
LI is a factor of =10–20 faster than the current
estimates of sea level rise due to global warming 
with business as usual scenarios Houghton et al.,
.1996 . By analogy with the LI, the possibility of a
very rapid 2–4 m increase in sea level cannot be
discounted, especially if the Earth again steps into a
deglaciation mode. We are perhaps fortunate that for
the past; 6000 years, we have lived in an inter-
glacial period with unusually stable sea level, and
summer insolation in the NH, the main driver of
glacial–interglacial changes, decreasing steadily.

http://studentresearch.wcp.muohio.edu/CORALREEFS/CoralsSeaLevelChange00.pdf
12   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 25, 6:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

You mean it's not because the earth is actually cooling?

Is it? Maybe? .
-0.09 degrees is very little cooling. We will have to wait a couple years to see if the trend continues down.
Time will tell whether co2 or the sun is the bigger climate driver.
Meanwhile, it is lucky we have that "elastic sea level equation to more accurately measure the ocean floor."
13   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 7:48am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

anon_48f8d says
I've noticed that every time the ice in my drink melts, the water overflows out of the glass.


Not possible unless you have the ice stacked above the rim. If you fill a glass with ice and then fill it to the top of the rim with water, I can assure you it won't overflow as it melts. Sorry to turn your reality upside down.

http://smithplanet.com/stuff/iceandwater.htm
14   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 7:51am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says
Since you, obviously, don't know what scientists are saying and why they say sea levels will rise, you should re-calibrate and re-evaluate whose premise is silly.


I have an open challenge out to anyone on the web to show where sea levels have risen, or where any doom and gloom alarmist theory came true. I only hear crickets and insults.
15   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 8:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_48f8d says
Malcolm says
so to try to say sea level will rise because frozen ocean melts is also stupid.


I've noticed that every time the ice in my drink melts, the water overflows out of the glass.

Oh wait, the level never changes when the ice melts.

But the alarmists want us to believe that when the ice melts at the poles, we will all drown.

Place a board next to the lip of the glass. Place ice on the board. Let the ice melt. Let the melted ice run into the glass. What happens to the water in the glass? The board is land.
16   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 8:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
anon_48f8d says
I've noticed that every time the ice in my drink melts, the water overflows out of the glass.


Not possible unless you have the ice stacked above the rim. If you fill a glass with ice and then fill it to the top of the rim with water, I can assure you it won't overflow as it melts.


You must have missed the second line:

anon_48f8d says
Oh wait, the level never changes when the ice melts.


That was already stated, it WON'T overflow.
17   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 8:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

anon_1fe2e says
Place a board next to the lip of the glass. Place ice on the board. Let the ice melt. Let the melted ice run into the glass. What happens to the water in the glass? The board is land.


I believe I clearly said floating ice in my comment. There are people who literally think floating ice sheets melting will raise sea levels, they don't. What you describe is part of the normal water cycle. If you can't demonstrate actual sea level rise, then please stop asserting it. It simply hasn't happened.
18   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 8:27am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_4dce6 says
You must have missed the second line:


My bad, the first line threw me off.
19   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 8:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
anon_4dce6 says
You must have missed the second line:


Nope, took it as sarcasm, since most people don't start a thought by saying something that is false, to then correct themselves.


Yes, it was sarcasm, sometimes it takes a ridiculous statement to prove how out of touch the alarmists are.
20   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 8:47am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_1fe2e says
Place a board next to the lip of the glass. Place ice on the board. Let the ice melt. Let the melted ice run into the glass. What happens to the water in the glass? The board is land.


If you want to go that route, how many rivers and water flow into the ocean everyday from land?

How much treated sewage water runs into those rivers and into the ocean, where the original source of the water comes from wells underground?

How much rainwater that falls on land runs into the ocean every day?

How much ice and snow melt from the mountains runs into the ocean everyday?

Yet, somehow the alarmists want to tell us that melting ice at the North and South pole is going to put the country underwater, net none of what I just listed makes any change to the ocean levels.
21   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 9:40am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_4dce6 says
If you want to go that route, how many rivers and water flow into the ocean everyday from land?

How much treated sewage water runs into those rivers and into the ocean, where the original source of the water comes from wells underground?

How much rainwater that falls on land runs into the ocean every day?

How much ice and snow melt from the mountains runs into the ocean everyday?

Yet, somehow the alarmists want to tell us that melting ice at the North and South pole is going to put the country underwater, net none of what I just listed makes any change to the ocean levels.


What about all the water that evaporates off of land from lakes, ponds, rivers, pools, irrigation of agriculture and lawns, powerwashing, car washes, snow, etc. and then falls as rain on the ocean? How come that doesn't cause the oceans to rise?

Inquiring minds want to know?
22   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 9:47am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
These alarmist scientists are riding one of the few gravy trains left in science. They are alarmists and should be dismissed as such.


Yup and the well is drying up, Al Gore was a pig, ate as much as he could, then he bounced. He has a nice big mansion though, so it wasn't for nothing.
23   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Jan 25, 10:02am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

The Earth was warmer than this in the last interglacial and the sea levels were about 15 feet higher, Antarctica and Greenland glaciers still existed then though somewhat reduced.

It won't happen overnight, it took many centuries, but Catastrophists act like one day people will wake up to find Miami or Manhattan under water.

And the truth is Miami needed better flood controls 5 decades ago and still hasn't installed them, so if you see Brickell under water that happens after any kind of major storm, esp. if it happens during high tide.
24   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 25, 10:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Summary: GW models calculate the volume of water created as land ice melts. That is converted to sea level rise by area of the oceans. This research points out that the ocean floor is changing and that it will take more water to raise the sea level. This is the typical progression of science as new studies help expand our understanding.

There's no reason for the denialists to blow their snark load over this.
25   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 10:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
Summary: GW models calculate the volume of water created as land ice melts. That is converted to sea level rise by area of the oceans. This research points out that the ocean floor is changing and that it will take more water to raise the sea level. This is the typical progression of science as new studies help expand our understanding.


Beautifully stated, so will the alarmists please concede that your point of view might change in the future because you don't have all of the answers. Please stop pretending that you can predict climate or understand all of the variables of natural and man-induced variables.
26   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 10:20am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Next excuse for lack of sea level rise:

The oceans are not rising because thirsty fish and other aquatic life are drinking the water as they swim in it. Anyone with a home aquarium knows the water level goes down over time as the fish gulp the fluid.
27   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 10:29am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
Beautifully stated, so will the alarmists please concede that your point of view might change in the future because you don't have all of the answers. Please stop pretending that you can predict climate or understand all of the variables of natural and man-induced variables.


Bingo.

But if they accept that fact, then the grant money will start disappearing...
28   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 25, 10:32am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
This is the typical progression of science as new studies help expand our understanding.

The science is far from settled.
FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
There's no reason for the denialists to blow their snark load over this.

Malcolm says
I only hear crickets and insults.
29   Tenpoundbass   ignore (13)   2018 Jan 25, 10:38am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

If all of the ice melted we would get more land mass or Terra firma, not less. The sea levels would not rise nor sink.
The weight of the excess water would force water on the bottom of the ocean deeper into the earth, actually pushing crust up and expanding the earth's girth of the earth Terra firma with more water under it. We would also gain new spectacular Waterfalls, rapids, rivers, perhaps dried up lake beds all throughout the southwest would bubble up with water for the first time in 10's of thousands of years. Or when the great Glaciers melted from the last iceage.
30   Tenpoundbass   ignore (13)   2018 Jan 25, 10:43am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Here's a little diddy I call water under pressure moving landmass around. It's in the key of Sea.

https://weather.com/news/news/2018-01-24-alaska-earthquake-florida-wells-shaking
31   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

All the deniers make the same logical error---presuming that one needs 100% proof. Life is lived uncertainty. All decisions are made by amassing as much data and determining the best course of action. Whether it's limiting risk or maximizing potential outcome, there is never complete data.

But that doesn't stop one from making a decision and taking action. Any argument that says we should do nothing until we are 100% certain that global warming will destroy the planet is not thinking clearly.
32   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_4dce6 says
anon_1fe2e says
Place a board next to the lip of the glass. Place ice on the board. Let the ice melt. Let the melted ice run into the glass. What happens to the water in the glass? The board is land.


If you want to go that route, how many rivers and water flow into the ocean everyday from land?

How much treated sewage water runs into those rivers and into the ocean, where the original source of the water comes from wells underground?

How much rainwater that falls on land runs into the ocean every day?

How much ice and snow melt from the mountains runs into the ocean everyday?

Yet, somehow the alarmists want to tell us that melting ice at the North and South pole is going to put the country underwater, net none of what I just listed makes any change to the ocean levels.

Seriously? 90% of the earth's ice is locked in the Antarctica. That melts...
Your point is meaningless as the majority of the water you mentioned is already part of the system.
33   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
anon_1fe2e says
Place a board next to the lip of the glass. Place ice on the board. Let the ice melt. Let the melted ice run into the glass. What happens to the water in the glass? The board is land.


I believe I clearly said floating ice in my comment. There are people who literally think floating ice sheets melting will raise sea levels, they don't. What you describe is part of the normal water cycle. If you can't demonstrate actual sea level rise, then please stop asserting it. It simply hasn't happened.

Did the person I was responding to say that? No.
34   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_f934e says
What about all the water that evaporates off of land from lakes, ponds, rivers, pools, irrigation of agriculture and lawns, powerwashing, car washes, snow, etc. and then falls as rain on the ocean? How come that doesn't cause the oceans to rise?

Inquiring minds want to know?

I very much hope that was sarcasm.
35   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsPlissken says
It won't happen overnight, it took many centuries, but Catastrophists act like one day people will wake up to find Miami or Manhattan under water.

No they don't. The timescales you refer to in the past and what is happening now are rather different. Hundreds of years is a very short period of time. Even if the sea level rises only by a few feet in that period, it will be a disaster, so I'm not sure what your point is.
36   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 10:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
Next excuse for lack of sea level rise:

The oceans are not rising because thirsty fish and other aquatic life are drinking the water as they swim in it. Anyone with a home aquarium knows the water level goes down over time as the fish gulp the fluid.

If sea ice melts first and 90% of ice is on land in the Antarctic, then what direction do you think things are going?
37   HEYYOU   ignore (25)   2018 Jan 25, 10:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The earth's not a glass of water & glaciers aren't ice cube.
Sorry to destroy your "Keep it simple stupid" delusion.
....
Tenpoundbass @ 29
If true,I'm holding out for earthquakes,volcanic eruptions & tsunamis
from the massive increase in the weight bearing down on fault lines.
Volcanic winter will be so much fun.We will be able to ski in our neighborhoods &
skiing to work will definitely eliminate traffic jambs. No one will be restricted to roadways.
38   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 25, 11:03am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_8f378 says
Any argument that says we should do nothing until we are 100% certain that global warming will destroy the planet is not thinking clearly.

What percent is your certainty? What is the solution to ACGW?
I say that we adapt to whatever challenge nature throws at us. It has worked over millenniums.
39   Tenpoundbass   ignore (13)   2018 Jan 25, 11:05am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The sea level is maxed out at 38,000 feet about 8,000 feet higher than commercial jets fly. let that sink in just how much water is in the ocean and how much pressure all of that water is placing on ocean sea floor.


Here's a little math to help you comprehend it.
https://image.slidesharecdn.com/fluidmechanics1-130517071300-phpapp02/95/fluid-mechanics-1-26-638.jpg?cb=1368774836
40   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 12:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
Beautifully stated, so will the alarmists please concede that your point of view might change in the future because you don't have all of the answers. Please stop pretending that you can predict climate or understand all of the variables of natural and man-induced variables.

The weight of evidence is overwhelmingly against you. You can keep repeating the same points over and over again, but the science still remains against you.
41   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 12:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
anon_8f378 says
Any argument that says we should do nothing until we are 100% certain that global warming will destroy the planet is not thinking clearly.

What percent is your certainty? What is the solution to ACGW?
I say that we adapt to whatever challenge nature throws at us. It has worked over millenniums.

It has worked with a very small population with fairly minor climate changes over longer periods than we are talking about now. If you are wrong as the vast majority of scientists say you are, then the likely changes that you are dismissing will not be dealt with by simple adaptation. They will cause enormous upheaval - mass migration, huge food shortages, wars, the loss of many coastal cities, etc., etc. This needs to be tackled to the best of our abilities to mitigate the damage.
You like asking the same question and then pretending you haven't got an answer. How about you answer me these two questions? If I'm wrong about climate change, what will the consequences be? If you're wrong...
42   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 12:42pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_1fe2e says
90% of the earth's ice is locked in the Antarctica.


That's true, because all the ice in the Arctic has melted, according to Al Gore.


Oh wait, maybe not.

So, currently there is no ice in the Arctic, only in the Antarctic?
43   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 12:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_1fe2e says
anon_f934e says
What about all the water that evaporates off of land from lakes, ponds, rivers, pools, irrigation of agriculture and lawns, powerwashing, car washes, snow, etc. and then falls as rain on the ocean? How come that doesn't cause the oceans to rise?

Inquiring minds want to know?

I very much hope that was sarcasm.


Maybe not:

Why Does California Let Billions Of Gallons Of Fresh Water Flow Straight Into The Ocean?

.." Even on the driest year in recorded history in 2013, it still rained 3.6 inches in Los Angeles. An inch of rainfall in L.A. generates 3.8 billion gallons of runoff, so you’re talking about more than 12 billion gallons of water that could be captured, but that flows within hours down our concrete streets and into the ocean.
https://blog.treepeople.org/treepeople-news/2015/04/forbes-california-billions-gallons-fresh-water-flow-straight-ocean
That's only from CA, what about all the other states, countries around the world?? It's only a "few" BILLION gallons, right?

Oh yeah, only melting ice from the polar caps adds to the level of the ocean, silly me!!
44   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 12:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
This is the typical progression of science as new studies help expand our understanding.


Stop the bus!!!

The Alarmists have been yelling for decades that the science is settled!

Are you telling us NOW that the science ISN'T settled, but ever changing, (like climate CHANGE (since they had to throw out the term Global Warming))?

I need a strong drink!

Paging Al Gore............................. please come to the science desk....... STAT.....
45   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 12:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_1fe2e says
They will cause enormous upheaval - mass migration, huge food shortages, wars, the loss of many coastal cities, etc., etc.


46   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 25, 12:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_1fe2e says
The weight of evidence is overwhelmingly against you. You can keep repeating the same points over and over again, but the science still remains against you.

By overwhelming evidence do you mean 1 degree and 10 inches of searise over the last century?
And why can't you Malcolm says
concede that your point of view might change in the future because you don't have all of the answers?
47   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 1:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_4fb0c says
Maybe not:

Why Does California Let Billions Of Gallons Of Fresh Water Flow Straight Into The Ocean?

.." Even on the driest year in recorded history in 2013, it still rained 3.6 inches in Los Angeles. An inch of rainfall in L.A. generates 3.8 billion gallons of runoff, so you’re talking about more than 12 billion gallons of water that could be captured, but that flows within hours down our concrete streets and into the ocean.
https://blog.treepeople.org/treepeople-news/2015/04/forbes-california-billions-gallons-fresh-water-flow-straight-ocean
That's only from CA, what about all the other states, countries around the world?? It's only a "few" BILLION gallons, right?

Oh yeah, only melting ice from the polar caps adds to the level of the ocean, silly me!!


And this is the guy who thinks he's smarter than the best climate scientists.
48   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 25, 2:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Your buddy says that a train could come by your town at 10pm. At 11pm, the train is not yet there. It is getting close, but it is not there yet. Do you (A) Say that your buddy was a bit wrong about the time he said it MIGHT come, but was correct about the train coming through town or (B) Go go lie across the train tracks while smugly asserting that your buddy was wrong and is therefore a discredited liar.
49   HEYYOU   ignore (25)   2018 Jan 25, 2:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Sea floor sinking will push up America's mountain ranges.
We will have mountains over 35,000 feet.
Great challenges for climbers & skiers.

Runoff from rain into the oceans will be evaporated again & fall somewhere.
Water even evaporates from lakes & reservoirs.
Warmer temps evaporate more.
I'm a syintist.
50   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 2:15pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

I'm not even a huge climate change debater on either side but OnVacation is making some convincing points.
51   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 25, 2:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

The science being 'settled' doesn't mean that scientists know everything and can predict temperature and sea levels from year to year over the next 100 yrs. It means that scientists know the general trend, they know why, and they are figuring out more and more about how to more accurately quantify the global and local temperatures and weather patterns. For the record, the generally accepted predictions from the 20th century have been proven to be about correct over the 50-100 yr range.
The denialists really have to stop arguing against straw men. It's blatantly obvious what you are doing.

Goran_K says
Malcolm says
Beautifully stated, so will the alarmists please concede that your point of view might change in the future because you don't have all of the answers. Please stop pretending that you can predict climate or understand all of the variables of natural and man-induced variables.


Bingo.

But if they accept that fact, then the grant money will start disappearing...

If scientists knew everything, how could they justify grant money? That would be a ridiculous proposition. The justification for research is that a lot is known, the known risks are high, and there are unknowns. People compete for money to find answers and reduce the unknowns. So-called global warming alarmists have a great track record.

The denialists are the black night
52   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 3:20pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
The science being 'settled' doesn't mean that scientists know everything and can predict temperature and sea levels from year to year over the next 100 yrs.


Talk about a straw man and back peddaling..

The IPCC declared the science was settled decades ago, only to find out they were wrong on their predictions, graphs and alarms. These predictions were for GW alarms a decade away, not 100 years away.

Why can't the alarmists just own their failed predictions without all this back pedaling and Monday morning quarterbacking?
53   Goran_K   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 3:22pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
If scientists knew everything, how could they justify grant money?


Uh, leftist/democrats have been claiming this is "settled science" for over a decade...
54   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 25, 3:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_8f378 says

And this is the guy who thinks he's smarter than the best climate scientists.

Who knows more about climate than I do?

Please put forth your champion.
55   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 25, 3:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
Your buddy says that a train could come by your town at 10pm. At 11pm, the train is not yet there. It is getting close, but it is not there yet. Do you (A) Say that your buddy was a bit wrong about the time he said it MIGHT come, but was correct about the train coming through town or (B) Go go lie across the train tracks while smugly asserting that your buddy was wrong and is therefore a discredited liar.

Wouldn't I see, hear, and or feel the train coming?
56   Onvacation   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 25, 3:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Science used to try to understand nature. Now some scientists are trying to predict and control nature.

We can't even predict and control the weather.
57   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 3:44pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_8f378 says
All the deniers make the same logical error---presuming that one needs 100% proof. Life is lived uncertainty. All decisions are made by amassing as much data and determining the best course of action. Whether it's limiting risk or maximizing potential outcome, there is never complete data.


Not correct, every bold prediction about climate change has fallen flat on its face so far. Now the predictions just keep on coming with more urgency and alarm, yet no one can actually show me sea level rise or an accurate climate model from the past.
58   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 25, 3:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says
Wouldn't I see, hear, and or feel the train coming?

You're going with option B, then. At least you are consistent.
59   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 3:56pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Onvacation says

We can't even predict and control the weather.


Actually we do a pretty darn good job of predicting the weather.
60   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Jan 25, 5:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
Not correct, every bold prediction about climate change has fallen flat on its face so far. Now the predictions just keep on coming with more urgency and alarm, yet no one can actually show me sea level rise or an accurate climate model from the past.


Or even just say that a 100ppm increase in CO2 will result in X degree C/F Global Average Temperature Increase
61   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 6:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
Not correct, every bold prediction about climate change has fallen flat on its face so far. Now the predictions just keep on coming with more urgency and alarm, yet no one can actually show me sea level rise or an accurate climate model from the past.


That's not true. What happened is that statements of what MIGHT happen were turned into "bold predictions" and memes by dishonest members of the AGWC. And than parroted on sites like this as if they were true.
62   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 6:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsPlissken says

Or even just say that a 100ppm increase in CO2 will result in X degree C/F Global Average Temperature Increase


That wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference to the AGWC.
63   theoakman   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 25, 6:47pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_1fe2e says
It has worked with a very small population with fairly minor climate changes over longer periods than we are talking about now. If you are wrong as the vast majority of scientists say you are, then the likely changes that you are dismissing will not be dealt with by simple adaptation. They will cause enormous upheaval - mass migration, huge food shortages, wars, the loss of many coastal cities, etc., etc. This needs to be tackled to the best of our abilities to mitigate the damage.
You like asking the same question and then pretending you haven't got an answer. How about you answer me these two questions? If I'm wrong about climate change, what will the consequences be? If you're wrong...


Most scientists in this so called vast majority that have opinions on this matter have never taken a single climatology, environmental, or geology class in their life. I have a bachelors in Chemistry, PhD in Physical Chemistry and a minor in Geological Sciences. None of that even qualified for me to develop an educated opinion on climate change.

The enormous upheaval scenario is ludicrous and anyone that believes otherwise is incapable of understanding time scales. Mass migration? Doubtful. The time scale that these changes are predicted to occur on is over the course of centuries. Yet, the left wants to characterize a bunch of people packing up their belongings and fleeing a flood. The time scale that these changes occur on are a full order of magnitude larger than it takes to build a major city.

The idea of food shortages is completely laughable. Florida's growing season lasts longer than New Englands. Why is that? I'd like you to cite one year since the 1940s that the food supply has drastically decreased. It hasn't and it won't. With the onset of automation, the amount of agricultural production is poised to go up even more.

If you're wrong, we waste trillions of dollars for a problem that didn't exist. People who think we are doomed are the real science deniers who can't fathom how we can easily adapt.
64   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 25, 8:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

theoakman says
we waste trillions of dollars for a problem that didn't exist.


I think that's Al Gore's plan, he needs the money, it's expensive for him to heat and cool that 12,000 sq ft mansion of his.

theoakman says
People who think we are doomed are the real science deniers who can't fathom how we can easily adapt.


Oh, now you went and did it. The Alarmists can NEVER answer the question on how people can adapt and live year round on the Arctic Circle and how people can adapt and live year round on the Equator.

But, but, but, a 1.7 degree F rise over 130 years is CATASTROPHIC.... We're all going to be "wet bulbed" to death!!! RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
65   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 8:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_3b28c says
That's not true. What happened is that statements of what MIGHT happen were turned into "bold predictions" and memes by dishonest members of the AGWC. And than parroted on sites like this as if they were true.


Wrong again, I have heard this stuff over and over for my whole life. It is never what might happen, it is always non-debatable scientific fact that these things will happen. if the actual results were the same as what was predicted over recent decades, it would be a moot point. No one would care about indiscernible changes to global temperatures and sea levels. Since you don't believe me, here are some of the best of climate change alarmists over time.

66   MisterLearnToCode   ignore (4)   2018 Jan 25, 8:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Malcolm says
Wrong again, I have heard this stuff over and over for my whole life. It is never what might happen, it is always non-debatable scientific fact that these things will happen. if the actual results were the same as what was predicted over recent decades, it would be a moot point. No one would care about indiscernible changes to global temperatures and sea levels. Since you don't believe me, here are some of the best of climate change alarmists over time.


I concur completely, I've literally heard this since the 2nd Grade, something like 35 years ago.
67   Malcolm   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 25, 8:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is a good one as well. These are permanent records. You alarmists will never be able to back-pedal and say such idotic lies as, "they were saying what MIGHT happen, not "bold predictions."

Hey, when there are numerous times in these historic compilations where they actually say, "scientists predict.....," that tends to mean they are making a prediction. As alarming as they were, even back then, I think most reasonable minds would consider them bold.



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