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Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time
Clearlight.com ^ | Sept. 2003 | Monte Hieb

Posted on 06/05/2006 8:11:34 PM PDT by jaime1959

Global Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time 


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carbondioxide; climatechange; co2; dangus; geologic; globalcooling; globalhysteria; globalwarming; temperature; time
I came across this chart while searching the net over the weekend. I think it's about the most effective rebuttal to the Global Warming hysterics that I've ever come across.
1 posted on 06/05/2006 8:11:35 PM PDT by jaime1959
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To: jaime1959

We should just call it what it is: Global Hysteria.


2 posted on 06/05/2006 8:17:35 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Wow... eternal bump!


3 posted on 06/05/2006 8:19:04 PM PDT by dangus
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To: jaime1959

Hmmm, judging by your chart and the extreme dip in temperatures in the Carboniferous period looking a LOT like the dip in the Tertiary period, does this mean dinosaurs are going to make a comeback? The age of the dinosaur started in the Triassic.


4 posted on 06/05/2006 8:21:47 PM PDT by xrp (Fox News Channel: MISSING WHITE GIRL NETWORK)
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To: jaime1959
Gee, when viewed in its proper context in this chart, it is obvious that Average Global Temperature is slowly but steadily declining (Global Cooling!!!), which is what you would naturally expect given that the Earth's only heat source, the Sun, also has a steadily declining average temperature.
5 posted on 06/05/2006 8:21:55 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!!--Keep your "compassion" away from my wallet!)
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To: jaime1959

YEC INTREP


6 posted on 06/05/2006 8:32:41 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: jaime1959
Here's another one that goes back a little further:

One of the things you notice right off the bat is that we're in one of the coolest periods of the last three-quarters of a billion years or so. And these cool periods are always very short-lived. In other words, the earth's temperature appears to be inherently unstable at these cool temps. So don't expect it to remain at these levels long.

For most of the earth's history during the last 750 million years or so it's been much, much warmer. Up to 10 degrees celsius warmer (about 18 degrees fahrenheit...ouch!). And it's stable at those high levels, sometimes remaining there for up to 100 million years at a time and beyond.

7 posted on 06/05/2006 8:42:11 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

It is NOT hysteria! The threat of another Ice Age is REAL and your chart is evidence!!!


8 posted on 06/05/2006 8:42:38 PM PDT by RBroadfoot
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To: rottndog

The SUN?!!?

We all know its Bush's fault.

;)


9 posted on 06/05/2006 8:43:24 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: jaime1959

Looks like we've been in a real decline in temperature for the last thirty years or so - confirms what I remember reading in Time Magazine back in the 70's - that we're headed for another ice age......


10 posted on 06/05/2006 8:46:57 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: jaime1959
I fixed your chart to reflect the truth...


11 posted on 06/05/2006 8:49:24 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Intolerant in NJ

We need to start burning fossil fuels like coal. We need more green house gasses!!!


12 posted on 06/05/2006 8:50:42 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: jaime1959

save


13 posted on 06/05/2006 9:02:19 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: jaime1959

bump


14 posted on 06/05/2006 9:04:27 PM PDT by orlop9
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To: jaime1959
You might want to copy these three charts as well:



15 posted on 06/05/2006 9:10:36 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: jaime1959
in order to relate these charts with yours the global average temperature for 2001 is calculated at 14.52 degrees Celsius
16 posted on 06/05/2006 9:14:28 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: xrp

does this mean dinosaurs are going to make a comeback?

They already did. Look at the democrat leaders of the senate.


17 posted on 06/05/2006 9:31:14 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: LibWhacker
This reminds me of a documentary shown ~10 years ago. In it, the featured scientist (as I recall it was a woman), was pointing out that the earth is currently in an Ice Age (defined as a period with Ice at the poles). She also pointed out that Ice Ages are an abnormal occurrence on earth, and are not a stable state.

Most interesting, as I recall, was that she pointed out how much CO2 was being dumped from the dissolving of the limestone in the Himalayas and the Chinese Steps. I don't recall the numbers, but the amount of CO2 was very large. She opined that recent geological activity was the cause, and that there was no effective way to stop it. There was also a short blurb implying that earth would be much more habitable when the Ice Age concludes.

If anyone recalls the name, etc. of this documentary, I would very much enjoy the opportunity to see it again.
18 posted on 06/05/2006 9:39:07 PM PDT by Deek
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
does this mean dinosaurs are going to make a comeback?

There's hope for the NYT.

19 posted on 06/05/2006 10:06:33 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: RBroadfoot

What really scares me is that Gore has the worst timing of anyone I have ever seen. Whenver he comes out and says something, the opposite always occurs.

Given this, I'm scared that Al Gore is the sign that an ice age is about to happen.


20 posted on 06/05/2006 10:28:39 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Deek
I saw the same documentary--haven't seen it since (wonder why?). The theory was that CO2 is self regulating--because the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau are at such a high altitude, they experience an enormous amount of precipitation. As water travels down the mountains and streams, a chemical reaction with the geology results in the absorption of CO2--they confirmed this by monitoring CO2 levels increasing in the water as it traveled downstream. If there is more rain, there will be more absorption of CO2, and hence more CO2 pulled from the atmosphere. Lower CO2 levels would lead to less rain, which would result in less CO2 being absorbed from the atmosphere, which would result in higher atmospheric CO2 levels.
21 posted on 06/05/2006 11:26:52 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!!--Keep your "compassion" away from my wallet!)
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To: Deek
Hi, Deek... Interesting. Never heard that theory before. Is this what you're referring to? Raymo also says a little bit about it on her website.
22 posted on 06/05/2006 11:56:14 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: jaime1959

bump


23 posted on 06/06/2006 5:25:34 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: LibWhacker
Is this what you're referring to?

That sure looks like it, thanks!
24 posted on 06/06/2006 7:24:29 AM PDT by Deek
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To: jaime1959
pinging myself for keepers

prisoner6

25 posted on 06/23/2006 12:46:11 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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