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    Feb. 7, 2013 9:54 p.m.

    "There is no longer any scientific doubt that the Earth’s average surface temperature is increasing and that changes in ocean temperature, ice and snow cover, and sea level are consistent with this global warming."

    Correct (at least up until 15 years ago). However, there is also no scientific proof that it has anything at all to do with atmospheric CO2 or human activity. The warming started 150 years ago or so. We may have finally reached the peak, as global temperatures haven't done much for 15 years. According to NOAA, a 15-year cessation of warming invalidates the theory of human-caused global warming at the 95% level.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 7:43 p.m.

    The Republicans will soon be green as well as pro immigration, women etc., only ten percent without a party fail to acknowledge the problem.

  • Badgerbadger Murray, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    Global warming is just a bunch of hot air. (pun intended!)

    Man-made global warming is a total farce.

    Too bad we can't harness it. Heat is energy you know, so the trick is how to use this natural cycle of extra energy to our advantage.

    What we should do is stop paying global warming alarmists to run around with their hands in the air, and hire energy engineers to develop uses for the added energy blessing from the warm part of the climate cycle.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    To "LDS Liberal" again, you attack the source because it proves you wrong.

    Look at the graphs they present. They pulled the published NASA data and graphed it. They show that the raw NASA data indicates cooling over the past 30 years, but the adjusted data shows warming.

    Why would NASA have to adjust the data if their stations were properly located in the first place? If they are adjusting them because of improper placement, why are they relying on data from improperly placed weather stations?

    Here are what other news organizations have said about NASA's ever changing data.

    "NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits" Fox News (yes we know you hate fox)

    "Doctored Data, Not U.S. Temperatures, Set a Record This Year" Forbes

    "Error in NASA climate data sparks debate" at American Geological Institute

    Apparently some other investigative reporters found that NASA has been adjusting data to validate their claims.

    Again, why trust the lies that the alarmists spread?

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Feb. 6, 2013 2:42 p.m.

    RE: Redshirt - "wow, you really hate me. I don't know if I should be honored or not"

    I think I would be honored!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 1:56 p.m.

    I sighted a local University study conducted right here in Utah.

    You however, once again -- sight a foreign tabloid from off the internet as a legitimate news source.

    The UK Register (nicknamed El Reg or The Reg) is a British OPINION website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee and John Lettice.

    Hardly a reputable or creditable news source.
    But thanks for at least sighting your references.

    BTW - for years it used to add creedance to your arguements,
    until I started looking them up for myself.

    ...tabloids...that explains it...

  • donahoe NSL, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    If you want facts, contact JPL. The US has a number of satellites collecting an array of weather data that will end your speculation. This includes open ocean temperatures, probably the most significant indicator.

    Please take time to read these webistes, and please do not be afraid to ask the experts via email. Keep your emails to a specific question rather than an ideological statement, if you expect an answer. Also, do not hesitate to contact your local public universities.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    To "Open Minded Mormon" wow, you really hate me. I don't know if I should be honored or not.

    I have never denied that the climate is changing. The earth's climate has always changed, the geological record shows that. It is your ilk that is demanding that it remain constant and not change.

    If you want junk science, just look to the Climate change alarmists. They are driving global policies based on models that they themselves have stated do not balance.

    The other problem is that there is no proof that human acivity is having any effect on the earth's climate.

    In Forbes we read "New NASA data blows gaping hole in Global Warming Alarmism" where NASA admits that new data shows large gaping holes in the climate models that your ilk believes faithfully in.

    One of the best articles about the lies being perpetuated by the alarmists is in the UK Register. See "Painting by numbers: NASA's peculiar thermometer" where not only do they show NASA adjusting data to fit their hypothesis, also shows that the satelite data indicates a global cooling trend.

    The big question is why do you believe the alarmist lies?

  • LDS Tree-Hugger Farmington, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    Salt Lake City, UT

    One of the things that made January as cold as it was is the snow cover we have.


    The unprecidented 20 days of inversion in the Salt Lake Valley didn't help much with the global warming sketpics knot-hole view of the rest of the world either.

    While shivering in the valley and complaining about global warming being a hoax, they never take into account the 54 degree heat wave (yes, it's been 30-40 degree ABOVE normal) we had 8,000 feet higher up at the ski resorts.

    But their world views can be so easily formed from their little old back door steps,
    and validate everything they heard on KNRS.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 12:19 p.m.

    "The ongoing melting of our polar icecap and the mountain and coastal glaciers has a strong global cooling effect"

    One of the things that made January as cold as it was is the snow cover we have. As one can tell with sun glare reflecting off of snow, snow and ice have a high albedo (albedo is the ratio of solar energy that's reflected off the ground back up rather than absorbed into the surface). Grass, dirt, rocks, etc have a lower albedo. More solar radiation is absorbed into those surfaces. So if we have snow/ice covered mountains and that melts the albedo of the mountain is reduced, more solar radiation is absorbed, and that's a warming effect, not a cooling effect.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Feb. 6, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    Man made Global Climate Change is a hoax I tell you . . .

    One perpetrated for who knows what reason (but we know it can't be money - the real money is on the other side of the debate).

    One that involves tens of thousands of researchers of nearly every (adult) age, creed, nationality, culture, language, etc.

    One that serves to advance the socialist agenda (even though most of the scientists are not socialists - but that is just a convenient cover).

    And finally one that, despite being immensely difficult to manage, all falls together because of the phenomenal charisma of one man - Al Gore (because only HE has the charisma to make them all toe the line in unison).

    And there you have it Ladies and Gentlemen. The vast global conspiracy to make Al Gore king . . .

    One that

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:46 a.m.

    Re: "In Utah, the average temperature during the past decade was higher than observed
    during any comparable period of the past century . . . ."

    Yeah -- if you properly "norm" the data sets and "smooth" the raw data.

    Otherwise -- you see a pretty flat curve.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    Re: "Continental drift has been proven beyond doubt."

    Yeah -- and the socialists really missed that bus.

    They could STILL be demanding we throw away all our freedoms and make all our national treasure available to them and their crony capitalist buddies to stop the dreaded "Continental Drift Crisis."

    But, they've learned their lesson.

    They're not going to let this "Global Warming Crisis" pass them by.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    Re: "When [substitute whatever you want -- ice melts, in this case] we will have full-bore global warming."

    Yeah, yeah. That's been the socialist refrain for, going on, what, three decades, now?

    And the second verse, is always the same -- "If we don't worship trees, replace freedom with tyranny, throw enormous sums of money at socialist and crony capitalist scams, and don tinfoil hats and run to the basement, we'll all die next Thursday."

    It's getting kinda old and boring. It'll at least be fun to watch current tree-huggers scurry to whatever becomes the next socialist crisis scam.

    "Population bomb," bombed. "Food shortages" was short on substance. Maybe the left will use asteroids, war, pestilence, and/or famine as their next "crisis" that can only be "solved" by abandoning civilization, anointing them our leaders, and overlooking their disingenuity.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    one old man
    Ogden, UT

    Agreed. Good comment.

    As noted -- other avid deniers [RedShirt in particular]
    Believe in Abiotic oil (aka, the earth makes oil faster than we can possible burn it),
    Global Warming is a farse,
    Obama is not American,
    and his latest Anti-Science stance - that the Earth absoluelty is only 6,000 years old [per some article about the speed of light slowing down.]

    Junk-Science, Techno-babble.

    The far-right-wing conspiracy theorists fall for them all - hook-line-and-sinker.

    The Tea Party is our 21st century John Birchers...
    tin-foil hats, moon landings, and flouride part II.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    When I was studying geology in college back in the early 1960's, the debate over the new theory of continental drift has causing a furor.

    Not much different than the furor now. Continental drift has been proven beyond doubt.

    What will we discover regarding warming?

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Feb. 6, 2013 9:55 a.m.

    Bountiful, UT
    What happened to global warming? , it seems to have missed Utah.

    9:32 a.m. Feb. 6, 2013


    Utah State University ~

    There is no longer any scientific doubt that the Earth’s average surface temperature is
    increasing and that changes in ocean temperature, ice and snow cover, and sea level are
    consistent with this global warming.

    In Utah, the average temperature during the past decade was higher than observed
    during any comparable period of the past century and roughly 2oF higher than the 100 year

    But I know, I know...

    Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity [all college drop out millionaire radio talkers, let alone accredited Climate Scientists] know more about it than Scientists do.

    There's no changing YOUR mind.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    What happened to global warming? , it seems to have missed Utah.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    Feb. 6, 2013 8:57 a.m.

    The choir agrees but the conservatives won't accept any proof of man causing changes in the climate until the people they trust say it. But good on you to keep trying.