CamKing wrote:Those are some fudged numbers
On average, man made CO2 output is upwards of 125 times greater than volcanic CO2 output. (Source: USGS)
CamKing wrote:If you can, look and see if you had the same weather conditions in the early 80's.
The last time we had these weather pattern hre in the US was in the early 80's.
In the early 80's, we had a very large El Nino in the pacific that was effecting the weather paterns.
Right now, we also have a very large El Nino in the pacific, but the "Climate Change" followers seem to be ignoring that fact.
So the weather isn't much different in the North America, except it's hotter now than it was in the early 80's. Here in Australia we had 13 years of severe drought during the La Niña periods.
SWR wrote:The level of snow were the same 6-6.5ft, and the lowest temps (according to the cabin "log" we write in after every visit where we log the coldest and hottest temps of every visit amongst other things) were just 2 degrees C different in february 1983 vs '09.
2°C. So if that continues in a linear fashion, it will be just
7°C hotter again by 2100? I actually believe that when the Gulf Stream & North Atlantic Drift slow & grind to a stop, the British Isles & Northern Europe will become very cold places.
Lets pretend that the global warming isn't happening and/or isn't actually a problem: We still have the huge problem of ocean acidification which will lead to dead oceans. How many millions of people need fish for food? How many trillions of dollars will be lost by people who make a living from seafood & tourism? The BP oil spill might give us just a small taste of that if much more crude leaks in to the gulf.
And what happens to plants that grow in higher levels of CO2? Yes, they grow faster but their protein content takes a nose dive. That's really bad if you eat plants or you eat animals that eat plants.
I'm not a tree hugger, I am just a regular guy who thinks ahead. None of these things will affect us & probably won't affect our children, but our grand children & great grand children will be very unhappy.