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5/18/2012 10:18:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I cant even spell warming right
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5/18/2012 10:18:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I failed. Miserably.
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5/18/2012 10:19:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:18:59 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
I failed. Miserably.

what was your score?
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5/18/2012 10:20:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:19:51 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:18:59 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
I failed. Miserably.

what was your score?

I didn't go through all the way.

Probably like a 60.
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
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5/18/2012 10:21:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:20:30 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:19:51 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:18:59 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
I failed. Miserably.

what was your score?

I didn't go through all the way.

Probably like a 60.

oh lol, I finished and got 90%
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5/18/2012 10:26:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
When they said that the Greenhouse Affect has less impact than solar variations, I quit.

Since the 1970s, solar sunspots have decreased, but warming has not.
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5/18/2012 10:28:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:26:20 PM, Contra wrote:
When they said that the Greenhouse Affect has less impact than solar variations, I quit.

Since the 1970s, solar sunspots have decreased, but warming has not.

Warming has stopped since 1998. Also the sun is getting hotter.
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5/18/2012 10:30:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:28:28 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:26:20 PM, Contra wrote:
When they said that the Greenhouse Affect has less impact than solar variations, I quit.

Since the 1970s, solar sunspots have decreased, but warming has not.

Warming has stopped since 1998. Also the sun is getting hotter.

Inevitably, since the Sun will become a Red Giant, it will get warmer.

http://www.npr.org...

^ 2010 was the warmest year on record (2011 unsure).
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5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I got 6/10
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5/18/2012 10:32:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:30:04 PM, Contra wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:28:28 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:26:20 PM, Contra wrote:
When they said that the Greenhouse Affect has less impact than solar variations, I quit.

Since the 1970s, solar sunspots have decreased, but warming has not.

Warming has stopped since 1998. Also the sun is getting hotter.

Inevitably, since the Sun will become a Red Giant, it will get warmer.

so the sun is a factor in the warming.


http://www.npr.org...

^ 2010 was the warmest year on record (2011 unsure).

This shows your lack of understanding of climatology. Year to year fluctuations are common. When in a warming or cooling or flat line phase there will be year to year peaks and dips. One must look at the trends before claiming victory over one year. For 14 years there has been no warming, and maybe some cooling. That's a trend.

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5/18/2012 10:33:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
I got 6/10

I read 2 books on the subject so I got 90% ;)
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5/18/2012 10:35:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:32:50 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:04 PM, Contra wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:28:28 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:26:20 PM, Contra wrote:
When they said that the Greenhouse Affect has less impact than solar variations, I quit.

Since the 1970s, solar sunspots have decreased, but warming has not.

Warming has stopped since 1998. Also the sun is getting hotter.

Inevitably, since the Sun will become a Red Giant, it will get warmer.

so the sun is a factor in the warming.


http://www.npr.org...

^ 2010 was the warmest year on record (2011 unsure).

This shows your lack of understanding of climatology.

An attack

Year to year fluctuations are common. When in a warming or cooling or flat line phase there will be year to year peaks and dips. One must look at the trends before claiming victory over one year. For 14 years there has been no warming, and maybe some cooling. That's a trend.

I haven't really looked much at global warming debates recently. Right now I'm reading "The Conscience of a Liberal" by Paul Krugman.

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"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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5/18/2012 10:38:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:35:05 PM, Contra wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:32:50 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:04 PM, Contra wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:28:28 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:26:20 PM, Contra wrote:
When they said that the Greenhouse Affect has less impact than solar variations, I quit.

Since the 1970s, solar sunspots have decreased, but warming has not.

Warming has stopped since 1998. Also the sun is getting hotter.

Inevitably, since the Sun will become a Red Giant, it will get warmer.

so the sun is a factor in the warming.


http://www.npr.org...

^ 2010 was the warmest year on record (2011 unsure).

This shows your lack of understanding of climatology.

An attack

an education ;)


Year to year fluctuations are common. When in a warming or cooling or flat line phase there will be year to year peaks and dips. One must look at the trends before claiming victory over one year. For 14 years there has been no warming, and maybe some cooling. That's a trend.

I haven't really looked much at global warming debates recently. Right now I'm reading "The Conscience of a Liberal" by Paul Krugman.

Read that, then read: MacRae, Paul. " Alarm: Global Warming-- Facts versus Fears." Victoria, B.C.: Spring Bay, 2010. (by an investigative reporter)
or
Singer, S. Fred, and Dennis T. Avery. "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years." Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 (by an environmentalist and scientist)


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5/18/2012 10:39:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:33:16 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
I got 6/10

I read 2 books on the subject so I got 90% ;)

There's so much controversy around this subject I just try and steer clear lol :P
The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of people's money."_Margaret Thatcher

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."_Thomas Jefferson

"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."_Thomas Jefferson

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5/18/2012 10:41:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:39:08 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:33:16 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
I got 6/10

I read 2 books on the subject so I got 90% ;)

There's so much controversy around this subject I just try and steer clear lol :P

No controversy, its a skeptic shows the best data and the alarmist yells the debate is over and kicks them out of the IPCC. :P
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5/18/2012 10:42:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:38:38 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
I stopped when it asked if the earth was warming with no clarification on the time frame.

lol. It was using the current interglacial, that was implied. XD
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5/18/2012 10:43:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:41:53 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:39:08 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:33:16 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
I got 6/10

I read 2 books on the subject so I got 90% ;)

There's so much controversy around this subject I just try and steer clear lol :P

No controversy, its a skeptic shows the best data and the alarmist yells the debate is over and kicks them out of the IPCC. :P

Lol. What books did you read? I'll have to try them if I ever get the time? :P Was it the one you posted on my page?
The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of people's money."_Margaret Thatcher

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."_Thomas Jefferson

"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."_Thomas Jefferson

"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them that they have been fooled."-Mark Twain
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5/18/2012 10:47:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:43:29 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:41:53 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:39:08 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:33:16 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
I got 6/10

I read 2 books on the subject so I got 90% ;)

There's so much controversy around this subject I just try and steer clear lol :P

No controversy, its a skeptic shows the best data and the alarmist yells the debate is over and kicks them out of the IPCC. :P

Lol. What books did you read? I'll have to try them if I ever get the time? :P Was it the one you posted on my page?

MacRae, Paul. " Alarm: Global Warming-- Facts versus Fears." Victoria, B.C.: Spring Bay, 2010. (by an investigative reporter) *the one posted on your page*
or
Singer, S. Fred, and Dennis T. Avery. "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years." Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 (by an environmentalist and scientist) *one that focuses only on the sun*
https://www.youtube.com...
https://rekonomics.wordpress.com...
"A trend is a trend, but the question is, will it bend? Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end?" -- Alec Cairncross
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5/18/2012 10:49:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:47:25 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:43:29 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:41:53 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:39:08 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:33:16 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
I got 6/10

I read 2 books on the subject so I got 90% ;)

There's so much controversy around this subject I just try and steer clear lol :P

No controversy, its a skeptic shows the best data and the alarmist yells the debate is over and kicks them out of the IPCC. :P

Lol. What books did you read? I'll have to try them if I ever get the time? :P Was it the one you posted on my page?

MacRae, Paul. " Alarm: Global Warming-- Facts versus Fears." Victoria, B.C.: Spring Bay, 2010. (by an investigative reporter) *the one posted on your page*
or
Singer, S. Fred, and Dennis T. Avery. "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years." Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 (by an environmentalist and scientist) *one that focuses only on the sun*

Cool. If I find time, I'll check 'em out :D
The problem with socialism is that, sooner or later, you run out of people's money."_Margaret Thatcher

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."_Thomas Jefferson

"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."_Thomas Jefferson

"It is easier to fool someone than to convince them that they have been fooled."-Mark Twain
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5/18/2012 10:50:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 10:49:16 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:47:25 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:43:29 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:41:53 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:39:08 PM, EvanK wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:33:16 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 5/18/2012 10:30:46 PM, EvanK wrote:
I got 6/10

I read 2 books on the subject so I got 90% ;)

There's so much controversy around this subject I just try and steer clear lol :P

No controversy, its a skeptic shows the best data and the alarmist yells the debate is over and kicks them out of the IPCC. :P

Lol. What books did you read? I'll have to try them if I ever get the time? :P Was it the one you posted on my page?

MacRae, Paul. " Alarm: Global Warming-- Facts versus Fears." Victoria, B.C.: Spring Bay, 2010. (by an investigative reporter) *the one posted on your page*
or
Singer, S. Fred, and Dennis T. Avery. "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years." Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 (by an environmentalist and scientist) *one that focuses only on the sun*

Cool. If I find time, I'll check 'em out :D

The first one I think is shorter and more to the point :D
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5/18/2012 11:00:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The trick to these tests is to answer in the extremes and answer counter-intuitively. Most tests become exercises in predictability once you understand the goal of the test-giver.
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5/18/2012 11:04:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/18/2012 11:00:45 PM, Maikuru wrote:
The trick to these tests is to answer in the extremes and answer counter-intuitively. Most tests become exercises in predictability once you understand the goal of the test-giver.

Its a skeptic site, so I have an A- in skepticism ;)
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5/18/2012 11:07:59 PM
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I took the liberal version, I got a B- on it
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I did my homework
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