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TomIOW

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  1. TomIOW

    Report Climate change ipcc

    I read the IPCC climate change report and came here thinking I would find an intellectual conversation on the subject. Oh how wrong I was..... Instead I am frankly astonished, this threat reads like half a bunch of tin foil hat wearing climate change deniers. I find it bizarre and staggering that with an overwhelming majority of the worlds experts in the relevant fields stating the facts, that some people deny its happening. Especially in this forum of all places. I suppose a similar thing would have happened if the internet was available when flat earth believers were more abundant in society. Don't even start your pathetic argument that climate change is not man made. I genuinely think people do not have a simple grasp on time. The earth naturally warms and cools over many millennia, not 50 years!!! And just because you are not waking up, looking out of the window and seeing extreme weather on a daily basis, does not mean that it is not happening. The following graph is based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. Taken directly from Vostok ice core data. https://imgur.com/a/OrsPm1E Note the previous warming and cooling phases have closely matched the CO2. You have to be certified insane to think that this is not the reason why the earth is dramatically warming and being irreversibley damaged at the same time. Incidently if your argument that the earth goes in cycles then we should actually be in the cool part not the warm part! The met office produced this handy video today that was probably targeted at people who are struggling with the concept of visualizing temperatures from man made climate change (my 5 year old daughter quickly grasped the concept so I have faith fully grown educated adults will be able to). Coral reef decimation, ocean acidification, melting glaciers will be the least of your worries. Once tipping point has been reached, permafrosts will contribute to gas emissions at an uncontrollable rate. Even if its not you, or your children, it will certainly be your childrens children that suffer. But I guess as long as you can smugly say that the scientists got it wrong by 5 or 10 years, you won't really care about the mass migrations, disease, food shortages and endless other list of problems that will become very real. The problem with the human race is that if its not effecting you personally, at this very moment in time, then who the hell cares!!
  2. I am driving from the Isle of Wight to Rochester in Kent tonight for work in the morning. Heading off at 6pm tonight. Is this a good idea?
  3. i have my christmas works do on monday evening in newport on the isle of wight. I was going to get a taxi home but looking at this chart I might just flap my arms and get blown home.
  4. also on the isle of wight and have to drive from cowes to shanklin for work on monday morning, should be interesting
  5. Looking forward to a sultry weekend!

  6. Slightly staining my pants and the thought of my ferry travel this week!

  7. Gloomy and chilly outside, making it nice and cosy inside!

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