By Keith Page
June 26, 2006
While I'm not a scientist, I do consider myself a pretty smart
guy. When I examine the Global warming evidence it seems more
apperent to me that those who don't believe aren't really trying
to find truth but defending their own unfounded conclusion.
While the solar activity and volcanic explosions do cause changes
in climate that can last years, even decade scientist using the
same "proxy" measurements have looked at tempature
changes after major volcanic activity in the past, as well as
from recent eruptions like St. Helens, with this information
they are able to determine how much effect those events have
had on climate change. Their conclusions is these two factors
can only cause a change in overall climate that amounts to small
percentage of a degree.
What is the most startling evidence to me however is the Glaciers.
Up here in Calgary our rockey mountians have a glacier known
as the Columbia Ice fields, in the last 125 years these have
retreated 1.5 km from their former tips and lost more then 1/2
their volume. On the other side of the world, in Antartica scientist
are watching Glaciers they have dated to over 10,000 years old
collapse and fall into the ocean. If an ice cube that has existed
in the coldest part of the planet for 10,000 years suddenly breaks
apart and melts in the span of 5 years we know the planet is
warmer there then it has been in 10,000 years.
We see the same in the Artic North ice roads that lasted 250
days a year now last 75, the Innuit people's homes are collapseing
because they were built on the ice, 50 years later those house
collapse as the ice beneath melts. The tempature in the artic
has risen more then 5C.
For those who doubt just look for the evidence, stop dismissing
things out of hand and actually research what you doubt.
I would start with wikipedia, if you find something wrong and
you can back it up you can change it for everyone's benefit.
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