[LMB] Effects of "Global Warming"

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Sep 12 19:35:16 BST 2011

On Sep 12, 2011, at 11:01 AM, William A Wenrich wrote:

> What are they saying we should do after it happens?    Build dikes?   Move
> farms to Canada and Siberia?   Prepare for refugees from the tropics?
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> Assuming for the sake of argument (IMNSHO a large assumption) that almost
> all of the warming for the last 160 years is due to the release of
> greenhouse gasses. They do not, despite the name, act the same as a
> greenhouse. If the average increase in temperature is one degree Celsius,
> toward the high end by the latest estimates, most of the change will be at
> night and at high latitudes. This would reduce the temperature differences
> between the polar and tropic regions. (Remember storms are heat engines that
> work off temperature differences not absolute temperature.)
> The outside high water level increase is predicted to be less than half a
> meter, despite the movies insistence that it will be two orders of magnitude
> greater. 
> Who said that the optimum global temperature was in 1850 and not during the
> Roman or Medieval warm periods, both warmer than now? Where is the climate
> better, Helsinki or Athens? According to Weather Underground, the current
> temperature in Albuquerque, NM varies by four degrees Celsius inside the
> city limits. Am I supposed to get worried about the temperature less than
> three miles from my house?
> The problems I have with "Global Warming" / "Climate Change" is not with
> science, it is with the political and economic actions that are hung on the
> science.
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So what *should* the preparation be for whatever comes?

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