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  •  There's a lot of hand-waving here (3+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, dewley notid, chondrally

    and a presumption that the vast majority of climate scientists have ignored water vapor's impact.

    Because of Quantum mechanics, Relativity and chaos theory and Avogadros number...

    This feels like a post designed to raise doubt, especially with the strange insertion of fuzzy scientific-ese.

    To what end? Five degrees would be ruinous to civilization as we know it.

    And let's not forget about ocean acidification, which CO2 will continue to increase quite independent of "warming."

    Carbonic acid prevents krill and other phytoplankton, not to mention oysters, coral, crabs, etc., from forming their shells. Catastrophic.

    Faux science can be dangerous in times like this.

    All the news that scares us silly: ApocaDocs.com

    by mwmwm on Thu May 28, 2009 at 11:56:48 AM PDT

    •  agree, the relativity bits over the top, but (0+ / 0-)

      Chaos is surely in it for sure, even at the simulation stage with numerical algorithms....
      QM is at the base of aerosol theory.... and avogadro is everywhere.... this isn't hand waving, i'm just saying a cubic litre of air contains N = PV/R/T molecules approximately if we don't use van der waals or more advanced models....for virial coefficients....
      Five degrees would be ruinous for civilization, so we should hedge our bets too, i'm just saying,  they don't really know,  swim in the ocean and find out.
      YES we should be very worried about ocean acidification
      this is a good article
      'http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v458/n7242/full/4581104a.html
      and this one
      'http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v454/n7200/full/454046a.html
      I have other papers too which i quoted in my previous article.....

      Without constraints it is unlikely that anything of any value will ensue!

      by chondrally on Thu May 28, 2009 at 01:36:26 PM PDT

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