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LINK Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week - The Washington Post

Global Weirding continues - how can there still be climate change deniers????

By poetdi56
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A few years back I assigned my 8th grade science class to research and present findings on global warming. I no longer assign that research topic as the science does not paint a probably happy outcome for our climate as we have initiated several positive feedback loops.

To answer your "how can there still be climate change deniers" . . . Faith. Same reason (and for the most part same people) that still assert a god (supported by faith (belief without evidence and supported in defense of evidence to the contrary). Faith damages a person's ability to accept reality and make informed decisions.

NoMagicCookie Level 7 July 13, 2018
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That’s just the atmosphere. The interior temperature of the earth has remained the same and these lying ass scientist are cherry picking the data.

indirect76 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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You do our life form depends on the atmosphere? The oceans are also warming. [epa.gov]

@NoMagicCookie Woosh

@indirect76 A bit of advice for you:

Via Facebook posts, I have found it beneficial to introduce sarcasm with "SARCASM ALERT".

I find it amusing (as in lucky you) that you do not understand how many people actually assert "That’s just the atmosphere." and are completely serious about that assertion defending their position against climate change.

Yes, this is a Face-Palm stupid assertion but I have on numerous occasions during face-to-face debates with theists/climate change deniers that use you argument as what the think is a defence against climate change. Seriously. Some people are that stupid. Last week I ran across TWO flat-earthers. Yes, they were serious.

In you defence you may incorrectly assume that these pages are filled only with rational people. I really wish that was the case.

I have encountered a level seven user on this website that assert faith is a better method of finding truth then Science, and another level 6 user that claimed science is dangerous and we will suffer because we trust science. And finally the most annoying of cognitively impaired theists (level 7) that asserts the default position is to believe in a god and the burden of proof is on the person who does not accept a positive god assertion.

Although you are most likely not in the league of of the rather sad examples I have sighted, Clearly identifying SARCASM will clarify that you are not among those that honestly assert stupidity.

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They believe. They know there is an existential threat in the air. Why else would fascism be on the upswing?

[irishtimes.com]

Faithless1 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Because people are stupidly ignorant. Smart ignorant people can be educated, but stupid ignorant people cannot.

Gwendolyn2018 Level 7 July 12, 2018
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"Fake news..." The devil's making it look like that so that he can deceive us to believe in science and evolution.

Benthoven Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Wow!
"As we reported, Quriyat, Oman, posted the world’s hottest low temperature ever recorded on June 28: 109 degrees (42.6 Celsius)."

bingst Level 7 July 12, 2018
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I thought that was determined with the last ameriKKKan election that there is no Global Warming?

GipsyOfNewSpain Level 8 July 12, 2018
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But there is a Jesus and a Santa Claus!

@Gwendolyn2018 Darn... you are a spoiler!!!

@GipsyOfNewSpain Not the first time I have been told that! No, wait--I was told that I was spoiled.

@Gwendolyn2018 You deserve to be spoiled!

@GipsyOfNewSpain Then spoil me, dammit!

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Nobody denies climate change the debate is about what is really causing the change it is still within normal parameters based on the past nobody is going to do anything about reducing the energy we just turn our air-conditioners up and wear comfortable. If we stopped using energy it would cause the most severe recession we have ever seen in our lifetime.

dc65 Level 6 July 12, 2018
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We can not "stop using Energy." Folks who study this problem know that well. The trick is to use energy in a sustainable way. That means ramping up solar and other alternatives as fast as we possibly can.

@marmot84Nuclear power is the only viable source of electrical energy that can supply 24 /7 power with our present technology. And we're not going to do nuclear because people feel it's too dangerous. We better learn to live on the earth we are making, like I said we can always turn on our air-conditioners. And if it continues getting warmer we need to quit draining the water off the land and start using it to arrogate the farmland that produces our food. Nobody's looking at this problem. The usage of fossil fuel is increasing worldwide at 1 to 1 1/2% a year and it is not slowing down.

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"Nobody denies climate change"

No.

I wish you were correct but there are many theists that will actively deny climate change. I ran into two earlier this week. Both of these theists were also flat earthers. I assure there are some profoundly stupid theists in this world.

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I live in Florida, it's always hot here, so I never notice the difference.lol.
But seriously, How exactly much more evidence do the Science deniers need?

TristanNuvo Level 6 July 12, 2018
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I'm in FL as well, so I'm used to it - but it is much hotter in California than usual right now - crazy heat!

@poetdi56 It is climate change

@poetdi56 we've had some pretty had summers in Australia the last couple of years. Temps of mid to high 30's have been hitting 43-45. Not fun when humidity kicks in as well up north

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I can only laugh 😂
Af kors!
Climate is ALWAYS changing!
Science is also a subject of bargain on guillable public market!!!

Morganfreeman Level 7 July 12, 2018
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Yes, the climate is "always changing". This time humans are responsible for the unusually rapid change. We can still do something about it and avoid the worst of it. We have an international agreement that the United States is unfortunately leaving. We need to start making strong efforts now to avoid the worst of this anthropogenic climate change.

@marmot84 unfortunately the magnitudes of human influence to climate change is minuscule.
Climate has been changing since day one and never stopped changing. It’s been a very pleasant cool off in central Ohio with mornings below 70F
About to hit voleyball than swim at the beach 🏖
No need to go far to recreation!

@Morganfreeman Absolutely incorrect. Our scientific understanding shows that we humans and our Greenhouse gas emissions are having the largest impact on climate change by far at the moment.

@Morganfreeman Are you using personal experience as proof of your claim?

@Gwendolyn2018 no I’m using history

@Morganfreeman Then cite your sources, explain how past episodes of climate change relate to this one, and I suggest that you refrain from making comments such as "It’s been a very pleasant cool off in central Ohio with mornings below 70F" that sound as if you are using the temps in Ohio to support your point.

@Gwendolyn2018 yes, but tomorrow I can use different area and so on and on

@Gwendolyn2018 it’s just simple mechanics and math and that’s where I’m god and make my living

@Morganfreeman You might be good at adding 2 + 2, but the point about locations is a logical fallacy and would not hold up in a debate.

@Gwendolyn2018 query also years from day one when Earth was born till now —
You will see even worse shit than right now!
How many more variables you’d like to hear from me?
I plug in numbers to anything you wanna know and show

@Gwendolyn2018 an you do 2+2 by any chance?

@Morganfreeman Nah, I am an English teacher, but I do know the pratfalls of logical fallacies and recognize when people do not support their claims with stats and facts from experts in the field (which are not the same as doing math).

@Gwendolyn2018 see? You can’t judge 👩⚖️. You can only rely and have faith on that peculiar subject.
I explain in terms of MAGNITUDE of an impact
Even botanist can realize true scientific difference to the subject instead of 2+2 kinds of argument
I’m skeptical, because I would not invest much effort to that nonsense

@Morganfreeman I am not sure that you understood my points. Of no matter, be well.

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The evidence for climate change is irrefutable. But still the anti-science politicians deny the truth!

david7wk Level 6 July 12, 2018
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Wow, last week we were in the 80s and this week we're in the hundreds, crazy.

Sheannutt Level 8 July 12, 2018
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What's keeping the PNW so cool, I wonder. 🤔

memorylikeasieve Level 7 July 12, 2018

It is climate change of course

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It was 101 today at 11:30

helionoftroy Level 6 July 12, 2018
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