Originally Posted by flip
Looking around... All surveys points toward an increase in agreement that global warming is for real. What was your point really?
Temperature is rising. 97 percent of climate scientists see no signs that we are cooling down, but that we go a bit down, then soar up, a bit down and then soar up. Let me suggest some real stats from real scientists, not some .org or .com sites.
"Lastly, seven of the eight warmest years on record have occurred since 2001 and the 10 warmest years have all occurred since 1995.
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Graphs have the tendency to look impressive when you reduce the scale to very small sizes. Secondly, I was referring to changes in global temperature in the last 10 years which have been essentially static and not rising.
No one is disputing that global warming has been occurring. Not I. However, the dispute has to do with the notion that it was all human caused and we're the main culprit and driver on global warming with our additional introduction of CO2 into the atmosphere. Here, let me help and borrow a graph to illustrate this point about global temperature over the last 10 years (1998 - 2007, and this was before a cool 2008 year, too).
It's all about scale. Time. Magnitude.
Once more, it is misleading to present that 97% claim. I've explained why and how you got caught with that display of intellectual dishonesty. Make a clarifying comment about the 97% claim.