Oh it’s humans alright

Very, very cool Bloomberg feature that runs through all the supposed non-human (“natural cycles!”) explanations for climate change plotted against observed temperatures and then plots greenhouse gas emissions.  Pretty cool.  There’s a debate to be had about the most appropriate steps to take to mitigate the impact.  The fact that only in America do people think we need to have a debate about the science is so utterly depressing.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

4 Responses to Oh it’s humans alright

  1. Mika says:

    Yes, that is very cool feature.

  2. R. Jenrette says:

    The booboisie is a persistent strain in American cultural history. It’s grown strong today, probably because the world has become so complex today that no one can entirely understand it. People thought they knew the important facts in the past but they didn’t know what they didn’t know. Now we have a glimpse of the enormity of what we don’t know.
    In the face of complexity it’s only human to shrug and grab on to dichotomies like black vs white and good vs evil.
    It also points to a big failure in basic science education.

  3. rgbact says:

    18 years straight of no atmospheric warming, while Co2 levels are at record highs. And this chart stops in 2005….ignoring most of that. Nice try. Theres many good studies showing a great correlation to the sun.

    • R. Jenrette says:

      NC and other areas are now one level warmer on the scale developed for plant nurseries than when I moved here.. We see habitats climbing up mountains to keep cooler or disappearing when the climate gets too warm for them even on top of the mountain.
      There’s more to it than sea levels and human comfort levels.

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