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Climate change is real, NASA expert says

By Christine Metz · February 9, 2011 · Comment on this

Based on data, climate change is real, NASA official Jack Kaye says. But part of the difficulty is discerning how much of the change is caused by nature and how much from humans.

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notajayhawk 3 years, 2 months ago

"Based on data, climate change is real, NASA official Jack Kaye says. But part of the difficulty is discerning how much of the change is caused by nature and how much from humans."

And that pretty sums up the debate, doesn't it?

The chicken-little crowd will crow about how zJack Kaye, NASA expert, said climate change was real. Those who don't believe the sky is falling will point out he also said it's not proven how much of that is caused by humans. Both sides are correct based on the statement above. Imagine that.

Nobody disputes that the climate is changing. It has done so for eons. But the liberals seem incapable of seeing the issue in pieces. If you say man is not causing the climate to change, you must be ignoring the scientific evidence that the climate is changing at all.

Hey, guys - I have just computer-modeled that mankind is responsible for the sun rising in the east! It's true! I can prove it! For Pete's sake, folks, how can you deny what I'm saying? Are you too blind to see that the sun comes up in the east? Sheez.

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notorious_agenda 3 years, 2 months ago

When land ice melts and runs off sea level Does Not necessarily rise. There are too many factors involved to make such a baseless claim. Water is not immune to the effects of gravity, and water has its own physical properties involving using chemical bonds to appear to defy gravity to a certain point(ie. put a one end of a paper towel in a glass of water and watch the water climb). Those are facts. Water uses low energy bonds to bind to water, remember studying the meniscus of water in test tubes in science class.

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sr80 3 years, 2 months ago

what if what is actually happening is the erosion of the island and not the sea level change.think about alantis and other islands in the mediterranean sea.

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grigori 3 years, 2 months ago

So if climate change is real then does that mean a lot of people are liars? I heard a politician say it was a hoax. Politicians wouldn't lie. . . would they?

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sr80 3 years, 2 months ago

can you imagine living on a desolate island,do you think you would be concerned or even notice/care about climate change?? its for people who like to stir up controversy!!

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 2 months ago

"This is where you've decided to direct your energies? Semantics?

Shows a tremendous depth of insight. Well done."

It was a joke, Bobbey. A meme, if you will.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 2 months ago

"climate change is real,"

Aren't they supposed to use Global Warming instead of Climate Change?

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autie 3 years, 2 months ago

I don't know bout all that but it sure is cold out this morning.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 2 months ago

There's no paper over here. Would somebody pass me a carbon credit?

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KSWingman 3 years, 2 months ago

Sven,

You took your entire post from Orr's website, with the publisher's summary of his book: http://www.davidworr.com/books.html. You did not attribute or source the material. That is called "plagiarism", and shows a lack of integrity.

How can the voters of Lawrence trust you, when you shamelessly steal someone else's words and work?

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petronius 3 years, 2 months ago

READ, 'Down to the Wire' by David Orr

is, rather, in how we orient ourselves to the generations to come who will bear the consequences, for better and for worse, of our actions."

So writes David Orr in Down to the Wire , a sober and eloquent assessment of climate destabilization and an urgent call to action. Orr describes how political negligence, an economy based on the insatiable consumption of trivial goods, and a disdain for the well-being of future generations have brought us to the tipping point that biologist Edward O. Wilson calls "the bottleneck." Due to our refusal to live within natural limits, we now face a long emergency of rising temperatures, rising sea-levels, and a host of other related problems that will increasingly undermine human civilization. Climate destabilization to which we are already committed will change everything, and to those betting on quick technological fixes or minor adjustments to the way we live now, Down to the Wire is a major wake-up call. But this is not a doomsday book. Orr offers a wide range of pragmatic, far-reaching proposals--some of which have already been adopted by the Obama administration--for how we might reconnect public policy with rigorous science, bring our economy into alignment with ecological realities, and begin to regard ourselves as planetary trustees for future generations. He offers inspiring real-life examples of people already responding to the major threat to our future.

An exacting analysis of where we are in terms of climate change, how we got here, and what we must now do, Down to the Wire is essential reading for those wanting to join in the Great Work of our generation.

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Ken Lassman 3 years, 2 months ago

typo alert: it's aerosols, not aresoles

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