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Old 12-30-2010, 01:26 PM   #318 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by t vago View Post
Yup, we're just a bunch of knuckle-dragging [Neanderthals]...
Actually, everybody outside of native Africans have ~1-4% Neanderthal genes...

Hey Good Lookin': Early Humans Dug Neanderthals : NPR

More snow in some places is not contradictory to anthropogenic global climate change. Is is somewhat warmer overall on average, but things are also scrambled because of the greater heat energy changes the patterns, and the greater amount of water vapor in the air (because of more evaporation) means more precipitation, of all sorts.

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How does a variable star like the Sun affect global climate, and to what extent compared to mankind?

Why do deserts have such wide fluctuations in temperatures on a day-to-day basis, given that they should be blanketed with the same carbon dioxide as the rest of the planet?

Why is it that Antarctic ice experienced a net increase in mass over the last few years?

Why don't you go about banning dihydrogen monoxide, given that it's also a greenhouse gas produced by combustion of fossil fuels, and given that it affects global temperatures much more strongly than carbon dioxide?
The climatologists have the data on the sun output, and it is included in their models. Of course it affects our climate -- it is the ultimate source of most of the energy we have.

Antarctica is a desert -- in fact it is the driest desert on Earth.

I think your source on increasing ice on Antarctica is mistaken. The NOVA program I linked to earlier, and every other source I have ever come across says that it is reducing. By the way: how much of the Earth's fresh water is frozen on Antarctica? How much of it is frozen on Greenland?

Water vapor? There was a recent study that showed that it takes an increase in carbon dioxide to trigger the increase in water vapor. So it is an amplifying effect; not a primary one.
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