Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Global Warming detected on Mars!

Michael Asher over at DailyTech has a good summary in his blog post about Global Warming. He brings together several different perspectives on the issue.

Bottom line: If Mars is experiencing Global Warming and there are no humans there - could it be possible that it is caused by other issues?

Take the time to review what he has posted he ask links to other information and an upcoming documentary.

3 comments:

JoeDuck said...

Very interesting and supports the very strong correlation between sun activity and warming. However it will take a LOT more than this to convince me that the IPCC is wrong, and that there is not a clear association between warming and anthropogenic CO2.

It seems to me the problems are not with the basic IPCC science, which is sound and suggests a 90% liklihood of human caused warming. Rather the problem is that people are overreacting to the news and thinking this means catastrophe when it just means what the report says ... a little more warming and a little higher sea level by the end of the century.

Glenn said...

I think there are two main issues:

1) The politicizing of the issue - that is a problem because the Sheeple are being mislead

2) I find it very hard to believe that we can predict something 100 years in the future based on our limited history and experience.

I also think that there will be continued improvements in alternative energy, etc which in turn will ultimately lead to reduced emissions.

A lot can happen to this planet in 100 years and 99.9% of it we have no control over. Time to relax a little and enjoy the ride for as long as we have it. Afterall we are only guests here.

I never questioned the science behind it, but I don't think people should be attacked for questioning it - especially when the politicians get behind it!

I agree with the overreaction element - very true.

As always Joe you represent a nice calm voice amidst all the confusion.

JoeDuck said...

Both 1 and 2 make sense to me Glenn. I looked up a Newsweek article on "Global Cooling" from 1970s - incredibly, if you replaced "cooling" with "warming" the alarmist tone was very much the same as many stories now.

But more important is what you are saying about a lack of control. In a world where we *can* control a lot of stuff and change things for the better I want to do that rather than squander hundreds of billions in the hopes of delaying warming.