Saturday, April 05, 2008

As with most Republicans Tiahrt said global warming is a myth

It’s hard to believe there are still sceptics about global warming. Obviously Most of these people have made so much money, such as oil and coal companies, and Tiahrt selling him his vote, they are willing to ignore reality to make money from short term profits. Scientist are already telling us to brace for the worst and yet idiots as Tiahrt just can’t stay off the conservative bandwagon and ignoring the obvious.
From The Wichita Eagle:

Tiahrt still a warming skeptic
Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, recently told an Arkansas City audience that the Holcomb coal-plant denial was “a political decision, not an energy decision,” and said he’s still not convinced that human-caused carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming, the Arkansas City Traveler reported. If so, he’s ignoring a host of inconvenient facts, starting with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
As Robert Watson, former chairman of the panel, said back in 2001, “The overwhelming majority of scientific experts, whilst recognizing that scientific uncertainties exist, nonetheless believe that human-induced climate change is already occurring and that future change is inevitable.”

Also from National Geographic:

The Planet Is Heating Up—and Fast
Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than in the last 650,000 years.

One July morning I went up the Stubai Glacier with glaciologist Andrea Fischer and her team of students from the University of Innsbruck. They were there to give the glacier its weekly checkup, measuring how much it had melted under the various types of protective fabric—large squares of wool, hemp, plastic, and combinations of these that lay in rows across the slushy ice.
One experimental square, made of plastic, had dropped almost a foot in a week. "It's quite normal that glaciers are gaining or losing mass," Fischer said. What's not normal, say climatologists, is how fast it's happening today. Fischer and her students made note of which material had slowed the melting most effectively. Various materials, including a new white fleece, had slowed the melting to an impressive two inches.

March 26, 2008—A section of Antarctic ice seven times the size of Manhattan has broken away from a large ice shelf. Scientists say it is a sign of continued global warming.

Humans play a part:

By all accounts it has changed significantly in the past 150 years.
Walking through the various labs filled with cylinders of standardized gas mixtures, absolute manometers, and gas chromatographs, Tans offers up a short history of atmospheric monitoring. In the late 1950s a researcher named Charles Keeling began measuring CO2 in the atmosphere above Hawaii's 13,679-foot (4,169-meter) Mauna Loa. The first thing that caught Keeling's eye was how CO2 level rose and fell seasonally. That made sense since, during spring and summer, plants take in CO2 during photosynthesis and produce oxygen in the atmosphere. In the fall and winter, when plants decay, they release greater quantities of CO2 through respiration and decay. Keeling's vacillating seasonal curve became famous as a visual representation of the Earth "breathing."
Something else about the way the Earth was breathing attracted Keeling's attention. He watched as CO2 level not only fluctuated seasonally, but also rose year after year. Carbon dioxide level has climbed from about 315 parts per million from Keeling's first readings in 1958 to more than 375 ppm today. A primary source for this rise is indisputable: humans' prodigious burning of carbon-laden fossil fuels for their factories, homes, and cars.

Still playing the fool!

No stopping the greenhouse gasses.

The polar ice caps, mountain tops and glaziers are melting at an alarming rate.

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