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Global Warming Caused by Human Impact is Negligible

Global warming. The term evokes visions of scorching global temperatures, droughts of biblical proportions, deserts forming on an epic scale, and death for mankind. And yet synonymous with the term is that humans are solely responsible for this cataclysm. But is this really the case? The fact is, most people are simply not well enough informed on the subject or have not looked closely at the historical evidence. They are simply left to being persuaded by the negative dogma surrounding the subject that is being perpetuated by those with their own political agendas.....sorry Mr. Gore. The earth is a very dynamic planet, sure it may seem very static and unwavering, but you must think beyond your frame of reference. Our short lives are very insignificant compared to the life cycle of the earth. Ice core data taken from Antarctica reveal that for as long as the records go back, nearly 800,000 years, that the earth has experienced a cyclic pattern or warming and cooling that revolves on a 100,000 year cycle. We are currently in what is known as an interglacial period which is why the glaciers are receeding. In fact, they have been receeding for at least the last 15,000 years, well before human influence and the burning of fossil fuels. Accordng to the latest core samples taken from the sea floor under the Antarctic ice shelf, the glaciers have to melt much more to return to levels that were seen in previous interglacial periods. In February 2013, global warming activists were stunned by the retreat of one of their former UN scientists. Top Swedish Climate Scientist Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of the UN IPCC, declared CO2”s “heating effect is logarithmic: the higher the concentration is, the smaller the effect of a further increase.” So let us try and mitigate our influence upon the earth the best we can, but most importantly, we need to accept that the earth's climate does and will change. Let us prepare for how we will deal with these natural changes when they occur

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    Jun 25 2013: From what I read the ice is actually getting thicker in Antarctica, which indicates that global warming is not happening

    From what I read the temperatures have been going down for the last 15 years

    Al Gore has created a straw man which has lined his pocket
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        Jun 26 2013: Gaah!! I'm all out of thumbs up LaMar! You're doing such a great job here providing valid information and arguments.

        I really admire that since I myself don't have the energy right now.
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      Jun 26 2013: I'm curious about what you read.
      It certainly is a different observation than those people make that do monitor it in real time.
      In fact as things look for now we can cross the North pole by boat within 20 years.
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          Jun 26 2013: You were right Pat.
          I mixed up the North - and South pole.
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          Jul 1 2013: From the link:

          "The numbers for the southernmost ocean, however, pale in comparison with the rates at which the Arctic has been losing sea ice – the extent of the ice cover of the Arctic Ocean in September 2012 was 1.32 million square miles below the average September extent from 1979 to 2000. The lost ice area is equivalent to roughly two Alaskas.

          Parkinson said that the fact that some areas of the Southern Ocean are cooling and producing more sea ice does not disprove a warming climate."

          Mind you, these are comparisons of sea ice cover.
          The Antarctic is a bit different because of the land-ice. From the reading I've done, the land-ice cover is still showing a decline over-all.

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