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What are your thoughts on the National Academy of Sciences report "Advancing the Science of Climate Change"?

A main conclusion of the new NAS report on climate science is "Some scientific conclusions or theories have been so thoroughly examined and tested, and supported by so many independent observations and results, that their likelihood of subsequently being found to be wrong is vanishingly small. Such conclusions and theories are then regarded as settled facts. This is the case for the conclusions that the Earth system is warming and that much of this warming is very likely due to human activities." One of the conclusions of the report is that there hasn't been enough research on the potential impacts of “extreme” climate change (i.e. greater than 6°C warming). You can read the 'report in brief' here: http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/materials-based-on-reports/reports-in-brief/Science_Report_Brief_Final.pdf And purchase the full report here, or read the summary for free: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12782 What are your thoughts on this report from America's best scientists? Who the heck gave CO2 expeller thumbs-up for that garbage? Probably the same people who gave Edward O thumbs-up. Eric's source is Dick Lindzen, who no doubt is lying as usual because he's spiteful that he's not a good enough scientist to be an NAS member. http://arxiv.org/vc/arxiv/papers/0809/0809.3762v1.pdf

Asked By: Dana1981 - 5/19/2010
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Boy, I really wish that was available for free... More
Answered By: QTgogreen - 5/19/2010
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If a theory has been tested many times, there has to be proof unless someone is hiding something from society through a bribe. Most can actually be witnessed in real life. The whole debate on global warming. It may not be what we expected but in some parts of the country, strange weather patterns are taking place that... More
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Answered By: East Indians are smart - 5/19/2010
 
My thought is that they are not the world's best scientists. They do not use the scientific method and do not deal with real problems, yet instead imagine way to exaggerrate the problems that they are looking at to the point of being able to scare govts out of research funding... More
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Answered By: I expel CO2 everytime I breathe - 5/19/2010
 
well, that depends on who i am... More
Answered By: linlyons - 5/19/2010
 
Congress asked for the reports, NAS responded, Congress will now proceed to ignore the recommendations... More
Answered By: virtualguy92107 - 5/19/2010
 
GW is one of, if not the biggest hoaxes ever. Thank you Al Gore- where did you get YOUR facts- Sesame Street?
Answered By: Edward O - 5/19/2010
 
Anyone who has study this matter knows that there are far too many unknowns in climate science (which the IPCC also acknowledges, such as clouds and aerosols)and this statement is a load of garbage. Such statements advance the notion that this is indeed a political matter and not a scientific one... More
Answered By: Eric c - 5/19/2010
 
If you weren't so political biased yourself, you would easily see the political bias from from the statements in the NAS. They are just politics as usual with very little substance... More
Answered By: jim z - 5/19/2010
 
I agree with them. There is nothing radical about their statement.
Answered By: Richard the Physicist - 5/19/2010
 
There's an excellent article in the March 2010 edition of Smithsonian concerning the collection of climate science and data in Alaska. Currently the effort isn't to determine if there is 'climate change' or to even 'prove' that human activity is the culprit...all of that is already proven. The current scientific... More
Answered By: Noah H - 5/19/2010
 
The report does not surprise me, nor does the garbage in the responses here. But I guess the NAS, and the hundred Nobel prizewinners who signed the Nobel centennial warning letter, will survive CO2's poor opinion of them. Can Eric C give a credible reference for his story about NAS?
Answered By: Paul B - 5/19/2010
 
"The best scientists are in the Pharma industry and other sectors that still actually use the scientific method. Further these people are paid to do real work that has made a difference... More
Answered By: beren - 5/19/2010
 
I expel CO2 everytime I breathe... More
Answered By: Gary F - 5/19/2010
 
Good day Danna and everyone! The point I'd like you to attent is the question: "What are we doing or what can we do to respond in order to help future generations to keep life living in Earth... More
Answered By: little anta - 5/20/2010
 
I am not a climate scientist, or a scientist at all, but it would seem that we should be dealing with the effects of global warming and how to reduce those effects. Arguing about whether global warming is happening is a waste of my time: the science has been proved...why these deniers persist with their nonsensical... More
Answered By: squid - 5/20/2010
 
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