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  •  Oh, and if Arctic sea ice is not restored (0+ / 0-)

    what will prevent continued warming of the Arctic Ocean and the decomposition of Methane Hydrates (and release of Methane gas) that will result?

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 12:47:58 PM PDT

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    •  Depends... (0+ / 0-)

      First, what do you mean by ice-free? I pointed out that complication earlier. Seasonal loss is different from permanent and would have different consequences on the ocean below.

      Second, the dynamics of what the ocean below will do are not clear. Many things are likely, but when, how and over what period the methane release will occur is by no means clear. You seem to assume it will all bubble out at once. Not necessarily true.

      Point is you seem to be making claims as if you know with 100% certainty that the Arctic will be COMPLETELY ice-free soon and that methane will all be released within a very short period of time.

      I don't dispute most of the individual elements of your view. Your calling me "denialist" was a meaningless taunt. I have clearly agreed with you on the basic science. But I believe you go beyond the science and take worst case scenario as a 100% certainty in a short period of time and advocate surrender. In fact seem to get angry when people advocate action (actions along the lines I cited before coming from scientists).

      Quote me one non-denialist scientist who advocates inaction?

      FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

      by mole333 on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 12:57:03 PM PDT

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      •  It seems you are willing to misrepresent (0+ / 0-)

        (or fantasize) pretty much everything you imagine I'm saying in order to "win" (whatever it is you think you're winning).  Whatever.  Make up whatever you want to make up, and "argue" with it however you want . . . just stop putting my name on it.

        In fact why don't you just stop replying to my comments altogether, since you have nothing honest to add to them.

        Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

        by Deward Hastings on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 01:39:26 PM PDT

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