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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 1, 2012 12:22pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: New NASA study confirms man-made influence over global warming

What are NASA Scientists, and 97% of the World's Leading Climate Scientists saying? Bill McKibben is an environmental author of a dozen books about the environment. He says, "Warm air holds more water vapor than cold air. The Earth is getting warmer now. The planet's climate is 4% wetter than it was forty years ago. This causes devastating weather extremes that are linked to human-caused climate change." McKibben was interviewed about this last year.

Atmospheric CO2 levels have increased dramatically since 1900, when The Industrial Revolution took hold. Today these CO2 levels are being measured at 392 ppm. Increasing our annual CO2 emissions cannot be sustained.

• Conclusion about Global Warming Facts Reported by The Mainstream Media:
Mark Hertsgaard is an investigative reporter who has worked for more than 20 years on climate change. He is the environmental correspondent for The Nation magazine. His new book is Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

In an interview last year Mark Hertsgaard says, "[Here's] the problem. They [U.S. Senator James Inhofe, Fox News, U.S. Mainstream Media] are climate cranks. They like to be called "climate skeptics." And the media, I’m very sorry to say — the mainstream media, at least — calls them climate skeptics. They are not skeptics. Genuine skeptics are invaluable to science. That’s how science progresses, is with skepticism. But a true skeptic can be persuaded by evidence. They cannot. They have made up their minds for economic reasons or ideological reasons that they’re not going to believe in this. And because our country has allowed them to dominate the debate for 20 years, we’re now stuck with 50 more years of rising temperatures."
It’s very important to stay calm. If you got upset about any of this, you might forget how important it is not to disrupt the record profits of our fossil fuel companies. If worst ever did come to worst, it’s reassuring to remember what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told the Environmental Protection Agency in a recent filing: that there’s no need to worry because “populations can acclimatize to warmer climates via a range of behavioral, physiological, and technological adaptations.” I’m pretty sure that’s what all the Sheeple are telling themselves.