Skip to comments.Effects of Climate Warming Already in Evidence
Posted on 04/03/2002 9:57:45 AM PST by cogitator
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Abstract: There is now ample evidence of the ecological impacts of recent climate change, from polar terrestrial to tropical marine environments. The responses of both flora and fauna span an array of ecosystems and organizational hierarchies, from the species to the community levels. Despite continued uncertainty as to community and ecosystem trajectories under global change, our review exposes a coherent pattern of ecological change across systems. Although we are only at an early stage in the projected trends of global warming, ecological responses to recent climate change are already clearly visible.
(It's got 97 references. Holy cow.)
Here in Central Ohio, we had a very mild winter.
I love it!
What ever we're doing, Lets do more!!!!
Not everyone buys into the enviromentalist groupthink. And those who don't, get vilified.
The climate fluctuates, this happens, one year doesn't necessarily predict the next, one area doesn't necessarily reflect another. The only thing we know for sure is that ice ages last longer than temperate times so we should count ourselves lucky.
In New York too! Its been so mild. Its already 72 degrees. The only thing we need is rain.
watch out 51,
Yesterday it was 70
Today it's 39 - and headed your way....
all in all, alot nicer than when I was a kid.
we'll send you some rain!
"This temperature update presents the NASA satellite measurements of monthly temperature anomalies-the difference between the observed values and the 19791998 mean values. Global satellite measurements are made from a series of orbiting platforms that sense the average temperature in various atmospheric layers. Here, we present the lowest level, which matches nearly perfectly with the mean temperatures measured by weather balloons in the layer between 5,000 and 28,000 feet. The satellite measurements are considered accurate to within 0.01 deg C and provide more uniform coverage of the entire globe than surface measurements, which tend to concentrate over land.
"February 2002: The average global temperature departure was 0.206 deg C, with a Northern Hemisphere departure of 0.307 deg C and a Southern Hemisphere departure of 0.106 deg C.
"Below: Monthly satellite temperatures for the Northern Hemisphere (top) and Southern Hemisphere (bottom). Trend lines indicate statistically significant changes only."
Not only is the "increase" in the northern hemisphere much less than the rate predicted by the global-warming doomsters, it is (partially) offset by a distinct cooling of the southern hemisphere. In any event, nothing in this report or anywhere else can demonstrate that any warming trend--or cooling trend--is of human origin.
Much more likely to be of natural origin; e.g., changes in the solar "constant."
But these people are pursuing a hidden agenda, which is socialist and Luddite. They want to cause a precipitous rash of bad decisions based on panic--decisions which would never be adopted if cool reason held sway.
In sum, my response: Get back to us when you have a few millennia of solid, corroborrated data...then we might begin to decide if there's a problem.
Typical liberal environmental science. It is all anecdotal with no firm statistical analysis
But I'll never live in the snow belt. It takes about 5 minutes to recover from heat once you get in air conditioning, compared to the hour or so it takes to warm up again coming in out of the cold (I used to live in Chicago, I know cold).
It has been funny watching the global warming arguement from here though. Since that vicsious spike in 1990 things here have been definitely cooler. We went from snow every 5 years to snow every year (not "real" snow, it never sticks here, just white crap falling from the sky and screwing up traffic for a couple of hours), and the last couple years we've had multiple snow or near snow (melts before hitting the ground but if you work in a tall building you can see it) days. Meanwhile the last few summers have been comparitively mild.
Those Freepers not used to seeing the raw data from which these "scientists" make their predictions should take a close look at these plots. Do any of you in the lay public see any consitent trend in the data over the last several decades? The "signal to noise ratio" is very high.
Should America be volunteering to gut our economy and send our money to the developing world based on these data?
HELLO!?!?!?! Have not 99.9% of all thr species of plant and animal life that have existed on the Planet Earth become extinct before man existed?
Since we know the earth goes through natural warming and cooling cycles, and that we are currently in an interglacial period when one would expect natural warming, why does global warming carry a more ominous tone than a study confirming that the sun will rise, winter will arrive, and the tides will indeed come in?
Good! Spring is life. Only a moron would want more dead winter.