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Old 08-30-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Austin Bound
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Not so long ago 97% of geography experts believed the Earth was flat. To dissent to was to be burned at the stake.
Yeah, and now that example gets dragged out over and over again as an excuse to ignore piles and piles of data. (Vaccines cause autism! There is no man-made climate change!)
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow, Texas
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Or it will bring out some pompous d-bags who never have to look past the mirror to find the smartest person in the room. It's funny, our vaunted climate scientists cannot predict the weather a day before (wasn't Irene supposed to be a monster storm?) yet if one dares challenge the groupthink of a "global warming" disaster coming in a million years they are labeled "anti-science."
I think those are called news-casters. we rarely hear from real experts ever
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think those are called news-casters. we rarely hear from real experts ever
Yeah,
I don't remember the last time an economist with a Phd was interviewed on TV (if it's ever happened)
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What's the point of this? This is no different than those on the other side of the argument boasting facetiously "I guess Al Gore was right" anytime it snows in the south.

And why even start an argument in the first place? It's not like there is widespread dissension among climate experts regarding human influenced climate change. Infographic: 97 out of 100 climate experts think humans are causing global warming
Sloppy science. The words "Cause" and "contribute" have slightly different meanings. I would say most of the public would agree with "contribute".
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Not so long ago 97% of geography experts believed the Earth was flat. To dissent to was to be burned at the stake.
A better analogy would be to link present day climate change deniers to the flat-earthers of antiquity... i.e. those that can't see the world beyond their local horizon.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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I'm sure this thread will bring out some wonderful southern ways of thinking. Anti-science, anti-logic, anti-thinking, anti-rationality. Opening the floor for Bubba to speak, so the rest of us can get a chuckle.
Hey, Bubba! Whay yat?

Ronnie
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What's the point of this? This is no different than those on the other side of the argument boasting facetiously "I guess Al Gore was right" anytime it snows in the south.
The point of this is to talk about Houston's record heat.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Tomorrow should be the last day of 100 and above for the year.

69 is low next week.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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All this heat is telling me that this is going to be one of the worst winters EVER! I fully expect to be swimming in my pool on Christmas Eve and Day. Even thinking about making the holiday a pool party as if we went to the Caribbean for Christmas.

I 30s dammit! It's going to be hot as hades this winter.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm just worried Mom nature is going to play catch-up with the precipitation.

I think our month of hundreds is almost over. Rain this weekend.
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