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Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime
Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Nina Chestney

Posted on 10/23/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT by mdittmar

(Reuters) - Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned.

"Certain levels of climate change are very likely within the lifetimes of many people living now ... unless emissions of greenhouse gases are substantially reduced in the coming decades," said a study on Sunday by academics at the English universities of Reading and Oxford, the UK's Met Office Hadley Center and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

"Large parts of Eurasia, North Africa and Canada could potentially experience individual five-year average temperatures that exceed the 2 degree Celsius threshold by 2030 -- a timescale that is not so distant," the paper said.

Two years ago, industrialized nations set a 2 degree Celsius warming as the maximum limit to avoid dangerous climate changes including more floods, droughts and rising seas, while some experts said a 1.5 degree limit would be safer.

It is widely agreed among scientists that global pledges so far for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are not strong enough to prevent "dangerous" climate change.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; chickenlittle; could; globalscamming; manbearpig; might; perhaps; possibility

1 posted on 10/23/2011 10:24:14 AM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

I think I’d like to have my house 2 deg warmer for free.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 10:27:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mdittmar

I hope it starts this Winter!

So SICK of freezing my ass off!


3 posted on 10/23/2011 10:27:49 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: mdittmar

“could”?

Anything at all, can be stated this way in a headline.

Literally anything.

“Alien spacecraft could land at the Whitehouse next week”.

“China could begin allowing American imports”.

“Obama could resign tomorrow”.

(the last one is my favorite)


4 posted on 10/23/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: mdittmar

Where’s the “barf” alert?

A complete and total crock. Not climate change, that’s been occurring for millions of years. Normal.

Going back to living in caves under a one world government won’t change a damned thing, climate wise. Great for those who want to rule the world. Sucks out loud for everyone else.

What a putz.


5 posted on 10/23/2011 10:28:31 AM PDT by Tigerized ("Mr. President? I think your vagina is showing again...")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
You're right. They're reporting speculation for one thing, and it is speculation based on iffy (at best) computer models based on tainted/cherry-picked data. (again, that is probably too kind)

This isn't reporting, it is propaganda and manipulation.

6 posted on 10/23/2011 10:30:47 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

yes, it “could” in the minds of k-12 and university screwl students.

/s


7 posted on 10/23/2011 10:30:47 AM PDT by ken21
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To: mdittmar
"Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime"

And then again, maybe not.

This also...If Pigs had wings, they might be able to fly!

8 posted on 10/23/2011 10:30:59 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: mdittmar

A little warming during the coming ice age is a good thing.


9 posted on 10/23/2011 10:31:26 AM PDT by pallis
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To: mdittmar
It is widely agreed among scientists that global pledges so far for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are not strong enough to prevent "dangerous" climate change.

Based on junk science, questionable data, and bad assumptions, it is widely agreed among selected "scientists" that global pledges so far for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are not strong enough to prevent "dangerous" climate change.

10 posted on 10/23/2011 10:31:39 AM PDT by olezip
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To: mdittmar

Really?
And what is a “safe” level?
These clowns are getting desperate, lest more facts surface to get in the way of their anti-industry, population control agenda.


11 posted on 10/23/2011 10:31:47 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Tigerized

You know its a crock when they use the words—widely agreed among scientists.


12 posted on 10/23/2011 10:32:01 AM PDT by ully2
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To: mdittmar

Nature is global warming HQ.

But even Nature just ran an article suggesting that the British Isles are about to go into a little ice age.

Well, which is it? I think I’ll stick with the observation of woolly bear caterpillers. They seem to be predicting another cold winter, I’m afraid.


13 posted on 10/23/2011 10:33:17 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Paladin2; All
And in related rueters news.

NY winter to test Occupy Wall St protest momentum

14 posted on 10/23/2011 10:38:09 AM PDT by mdittmar (i)
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To: mdittmar

Breaking news - the world is not a safe place...


15 posted on 10/23/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: mdittmar
global pledges so far for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are not strong enough

Haven't they noticed that the biggest "emitter," Red China, hasn't made any pledges?

16 posted on 10/23/2011 10:42:34 AM PDT by hellbender
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Remember How You Felt Before Finding FR?

Click The Pic

17 posted on 10/23/2011 10:45:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mdittmar
" Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels .."

Could? Or could not!

18 posted on 10/23/2011 10:47:08 AM PDT by avacado
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To: mdittmar

Hog wash!


19 posted on 10/23/2011 10:48:39 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: ully2
You know its a crock when they use the words—widely agreed among scientists.

Were are the scientist police when you need them?
These fake scientists with their fake research are costing us billions and billions of dollars in unnecessary expenditures because of the hysteria that they are promoting. If it could be shown that their research is purposely biased (it has) in order to secure more grant money for "further studies", they should be arrested.

20 posted on 10/23/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: oldbrowser
Were = Where.
21 posted on 10/23/2011 10:50:42 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: mdittmar; Nervous Tick; SteamShovel; Tunehead54; golux; tubebender; Fractal Trader; ...
No end in sight to hysterical lies from the ecotard left. It's all they've got.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

22 posted on 10/23/2011 10:56:53 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: mdittmar

Or not.


23 posted on 10/23/2011 10:59:21 AM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: mdittmar

All I can tell Nina is we already seen it, damn it was hot in West TX this year. Now atch us freeze our butts off this winter.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 11:01:25 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: mdittmar
Heavens to Mergatroid, Nina. Didn't you get the memo? Global Warming is a hoax. All that data is fiction.

Sheesh. Poor girl doesn't know when she's being punk'd.

25 posted on 10/23/2011 11:03:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: mdittmar

Nobody’s buying it anymore, greenshirts.


26 posted on 10/23/2011 11:25:34 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mdittmar

Ridiculous premise that “industrialized nations” decided on the temperature that would be dangerous (they couldn’t even all agree on the number) so presto magico that will mean floods, famine, etc.

And not to quibble but which lifetime is “this lifetime”? A baby born today may see 100 years.


27 posted on 10/23/2011 11:28:37 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: mdittmar

Yeah, that sure will be awful to see warmer temps in Alaska and Canada. I bet they love those thirty/forty below winter temps. (smirk)


28 posted on 10/23/2011 11:30:31 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: mdittmar

The Medieval Climate Optimum (that’s what warm periods were called before the AGW rubbish started) was about .8 degrees Celsius warmer than now. The Roman Climate Optimum was about 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer. The Minoan and Holocene Climate Optima were 2 and a little over 2 degrees Celsius warmer than now. They all seem to have been fine times for humanity. 2 degrees Celsius colder than the present would be bad news.


29 posted on 10/23/2011 12:08:40 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: mdittmar
They continue to push AGW even after it has been debunked and they have no real foundation.

Reminds me of how Wile E. Coyote just kept on going off a cliff...and usually didn't fall until he looked down.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 12:18:27 PM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: mdittmar

Al Gore? Al Gore? is that you?


31 posted on 10/23/2011 12:32:49 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: mdittmar

Within the next 12 months, Obama “could” seek treatment for his his homosexual and pedophilia propensities.


32 posted on 10/23/2011 12:57:11 PM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: mdittmar

We stand a much higher chance of experiencing a nuclear winter in our lifetimes.


33 posted on 10/23/2011 12:58:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: mdittmar
Well, according to the recent Berkley BEST study, the Earth has warmed by 2 C since about 1813. And guess what ? We are still doing fine.
34 posted on 10/23/2011 3:44:32 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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