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by Essan
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

why in this heated debate are the climatologists then the only ones not getting their 15 mins of fame on TV? Surely this debate would be better served if they did come out of hiding? They're not exactly in hiding ....... but there are thousands of them all around the world. One or two get prominenc...
by Essan
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

(are not known outside of climatological circles. ) Why not? Are they shy? Why should they be known? They're scientists, not rock stars ;) How many palaeontologists do you think the average man in the street could name?* And dinosaurs are a lot more popular and sexy that studying gas in ice cores o...
by Essan
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

(The time lag is debated, but this is nonetheless irrelevant. No-one has ever claimed that interglacials are caused by rising levels of CO2. ) So what did? Till you can explain that how on Earth can you ignore the possibility that the sequence is repeating? 8 winters spaced 12 months apart would at...
by Essan
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

Consider, to create an accurate model of how Earth's works you need accurate data on such things as, ocean currents, how they interact with seas around them and the land masses, their seasonal and long term variations. Similarly for the jet streams. Green house gases, water vapour being much more e...
by Essan
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

The earths atmosphere is 0.034% Co2 Currently 0.0385% Co2 is the most insignificant of all the greenhouse gases It's always been regarded as the most significant, in part due to it's longevity compared to others like methane. However, it's true the water vapour is the most common greenhouse gas. Of...
by Essan
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

When reputable scientists who object to the drama and hysteria currently associated with GW start receiving death threats, as some have reported, I see little difference between that and Galileo's stand before the inquisition. The difference being that there are lots more equally or even more reput...
by Essan
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
Views: 291015

Well a superflood, from an ice dam burst, for example, could well last for several hours or even days, whereas a tsunami would be over in a matter of minutes. Of course, if the 'flood' were so massive that it drastically altered the contours of the landscape, leaving what was once fertile farmland a...
by Essan
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
Views: 291015

Granted Essan. But the earth is not a porcelain bathtub with smooth sides. I think there are areas that can swiftly be inundated by rising sea levels . The Black Sea theory proposed by Ryan and Pitman was very well done some time back, but has come under much criticism recently. But that's the sort...
by Essan
Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
Views: 291015

Most of the models I have seen do not call for a slow meltdown, though. All models and data indicate a gradual meltdown, punctuated with the occasions ice dam collapse - but even the worst of these would only have produced global sea rises of a few inches. Although in geological terms it was pretty...
by Essan
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

More journalistic spin then. Never trust the media, they are somewhat prone to 'misquoting out of context' - always check out the original source of the story. Hmmm, what was Hancock's occupation again? :lol: btw the actual research does look interesting :) Though not, I suspect, pertinent to curren...
by Essan
Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
Views: 291015

Thermal expansion of sea water? http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/mva/WR1987/WR1987.html Too bl**dy complicated for me! But the simple answer is that it's not a big effect. As far as the past goes - I think tropical sea temperatures are estimated at around 1-2c lower than today. Arctic waters were, o...
by Essan
Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Archived Discussion Forum
Topic: Fingerprints of the Gods - Book Review
Replies: 846
Views: 291015

He mentioned, in a conversation with GH, that the Mediterranean Sea was dry at the end of the last ice age. :shock: Sea levels were lower but it wasn't dry. Can't find a map off hand, but the main differences were Malta and Sicily joined to Italy, the top half of the Adriatic dry, and many of the A...
by Essan
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2006/04/14/outdoors/out_41.txt Some cool pictures comparing montanas glaciers of today to pics taken in the early 1900's. IN the early 1900s we were not long out of the Little Ice Age. It's a bit like comparing snow cover in March with snow cover in September .......
by Essan
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

The UN published its findings in 2001 called its Third Assessment Report showing two graphs, one of the rising CO2 levels and the other of rising temperatures. When superimposed they show temperature rises taking place BEFORE CO2 levels rise. No one can say with certainty whether, in the past, CO2 ...
by Essan
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Global warming.
Replies: 828
Views: 83250

Mike Flaugher is not a name I recognise. The most recent research on this subject (is GW caused by the Sun) was carried out by Krivova and Solanki and reported in 2004 http://www.mpg.de/english/illustrationsDocumentation/documentation/pressReleases/2004/pressRelease20040802/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/...