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The Myth of Climate Change

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Texas Museum Censors Exhibit on Climate Change

Some museums admit they're reluctant to display the topic prominently. "We try to avoid saying things that are not necessary to be said," said Carolyn Sumners, vice president for astronomy and the physical sciences at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The museum doesn't use the term "global warming" except in a historical context, such as the natural warming that took place during the time of the dinosaurs.

Visitors are just as unlikely to find overt references to evolution. "We don't need people to come in here and reject us," Sumners said. The museum does have an extensive display about human origins and human ancestors — a subtle approach that one might call "just the artifacts."

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The Biggest Climate March Ever!

[yesterday] Hundreds of thousands of people marched in New York and in over 2000 other communities around the world. It was a beautiful expression of our love for all that climate change threatens, and our hope that we can save this world and build a society powered by 100% clean energy...

Kathmandu, Nepal

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New York City->120,000 people

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Honolulu. USA

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Athens, Greece

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Nairobi, Kenya

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Sri Lanka

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Delhi India

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Papua New Guinea

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Genoa, Italy

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Spain

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https://secure.avaaz.org/en/climate_march_reportback/?bmgWkeb&v=46379

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"Climate change" is a fact. It's a natural process that's been going on ever since we've had a "climate". IOW, a pretty LONG time.

"MAN-MADE climate change" is unproven speculation, and one heavily swayed by political agendas.

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Google will stop supporting climate change science deniers, calls them liars

Controversial group also opposes net neutrality and municipal broadband.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today said it was a "mistake" to support the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that has said human-created climate change could be "beneficial" and opposes environmental regulations. Schmidt said groups trying to cast doubt on climate change science are "just literally lying."

Google's membership in ALEC has been criticized because of the group's stance on climate change and its opposition to network neutrality rules and municipal broadband. Earlier this month, Google refused to comment after 50 advocacy groups called on the company to end its affiliation with ALEC.

That changed today when Schmidt appeared on The Diane Rehm Show and was asked by a listener whether Google is still supporting ALEC. The listener described ALEC as "lobbyists in DC that are funding climate change deniers."

Schmidt responded, "we funded them as part of a political campaign for something unrelated. I think the consensus within the company was that was sort of a mistake, and so we're trying to not do that in the future."...

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/09/google-will-stop-supporting-climate-change-science-deniers-calls-them-liars/

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Scientific consensus has gotten a bad reputation--and it doesn't deserve it

It's used by both sides in the climate debates, but consensus is part of a process.

by John Timmer - Sept 4 2014, 5:00am PST

One of the many unfortunate aspects of arguments over climate change is that it's where many people come across the idea of a scientific consensus. Just as unfortunately, their first exposure tends to be in the form of shouted sound bites: "But there's a consensus!" "Consensus has no place in science!"...

... Just as fields reach a consensus about what constitutes evidence, they reach a consensus about what that evidence has demonstrated.

Confusion about the potential causes of AIDS dominated the early years of the epidemic, but it took researchers only two years after the formal description of the disorder to identify a virus that infected the right cells. In less than a decade, enough evidence piled up to allow the biomedical research community to form a consensus: HIV was the causal agent of AIDS.

That doesn't mean that every single person in the field had been convinced; there are holdouts, including a Nobel Prize winner, who continue to argue that the evidence is insufficient...

... On its own, the existence of a consensus seems trivial; researchers conclude some things based on the state of the evidence without that evidence ever rising to the level of formal proof. But consensus plays a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of science as well...

... t first glance, this may seem like it can stifle the appearance of ideas that run counter to the consensus. But any idea in science carries the seeds of its own destruction. By directing research to the areas where there are outstanding questions, a consensus makes it more likely that we'll generate data that directly contradicts it. It may take a little while to get recognized for what it is, but eventually the data will win out...

... It's easy to find examples of how a consensus operates from any area of science, and the field of climate science is no different. A strong consensus has formed about the broad outlines of climate change, although there are still some details, like the precise impact of aerosols, that are recognized as uncertain...

... You're never going to convince everyone in the field, but a variety of studies have suggested that over 95 percent of the scientists with the relevant expertise are on the same page about the general outlines of climate change...

... people have used a variety of methods--literature searches, polling of scientists, and so on--to measure the state of the consensus. Each of those attempts has put the consensus number for climate change in the area of 97 percent agreement.

A consensus definitely exists. Does that mean it's right?...

... in the popular debate, these things frequently get lost to the extent that polls consistently show that a large fraction of the US public doesn't even think that the temperatures have gone up, much less that humans might have anything to do with it...

... But simply pointing out that a consensus exists won't help much if the public doesn't understand that consensus is a natural part of the process of science, something arrived at by a careful evaluation of evidence.

Mentions of the consensus are best made in the context of a conversation about how it functions within science rather than when people are attempting to shout each other down. And discussions on climate change far too often veer to the latter.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/scientific-consensus-has-gotten-a-bad-reputation-and-it-doesnt-deserve-it/

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/scientific-consensus-has-gotten-a-bad-reputation-and-it-doesnt-deserve-it/2/

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Climate vs. Weather

... In a 2012 survey, a majority of Americans blamed global warming (or "climate change") for erratic weather patterns in the country, especially heat waves...

... Weather may change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space and changes in overall climate tend to be gradual...

... There is extensive evidence that human activity such as agriculture and industry results in inadvertent weather modification. Acid rain, caused by industrial emission of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, adversely affects freshwater lakes, vegetation, and structures. Anthropogenic pollutants reduce air quality and visibility. The effects of inadvertent weather modification over the long term may pose serious threats to many aspects of civilization, including ecosystems, natural resources, food and fiber production, economic development, and human health.

Climate change caused by human activities that emit greenhouse gases into the air is expected to affect the frequency of extreme weather events such as drought, extreme temperatures, flooding, high winds, global warming and severe storms.

Global Warming is often euphemistically referred to as "Climate Change".

Study of climate vs. study of weather

Climatology is the study of climate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time and is a branch of the atmospheric sciences.

Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting...

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Climate_vs_Weather

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East Enders Attend People's Climate March in New York City

Several residents attended the march holding posters highlight East Hampton Town Board's recent adoption.

... The march was a way to highlight the negative impact of climate change and call out for action from leaders. Over 400,000 people participated in the march...

... Don Lenzer of Amagansett, Anna Leidreiter (Global 100 Renewable Energy initiative), and Gordian Raacke of East Hampton attended the march holding posters that read "Small Town - Big Change" and "East Hampton, N.Y. 100% Renewable by 2020".

The posters were to highlight the recent adoption by the East Hampton Town Board setting a goal of meeting 100% of community wide electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2020, according to Gordian Raacke, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Long Island...

http://patch.com/new-york/easthampton/east-enders-attend-peoples-climate-march-new-york-city#.VCGsPleClFs

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Uh-oh! This isn't going to sit well.....or get any mainstream press coverage.

Gov't Scientists: Higher West Coast Temps Due to Natural Causes, not 'Climate Change'

Weather and climate are two different things. This is sort of along the lines of claiming climate change doesn't exist because it was colder today than yesterday.

I'm sure it was by accident, but Breitbart for some reason forgot to include the clarification the authors of the study were careful to point out;

"There is no doubt that regionally, the changes in temperature are dominated by changes in the atmospheric circulation that likely have little or nothing to do with climate change," Trenberth said. But, he added, "this does not call into question the concept of global warming."

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