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Official global warming PF Earth forum poll!

  1. I am a "global warmer" who sides with AGW

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  2. I am a "global warmer" who sides with non-anthropogenic global warming

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. I am skeptical of AGW

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  4. I am skeptical of a global warming occurring right now

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  5. There is controversy concerning global warming

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  6. There is little or no controversy concerning global warming

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  7. Information regarding the subject is often incorrectly regarded as fact in the media

    10 vote(s)
    50.0%
  8. Information regarding the subject is usually correctly regarded as fact in the media

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Actions must be taken to fight the menace, whether anthropogenic or natural

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  10. We should not take action, either because actions are futile, or there is nothing to fight.

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Sep 8, 2006 #1

    Mk

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    Ok guys, this is the poll. Is there only a very small minority of educated people that are AGW skeptics? Global warming skeptics? I think most of us here are aquainted with the subject's aire de academia, but, please vote only if you know more than what was served to you on a silver platter, i.e. the mass media (magazines, editorials, blogs, newspapers, television news, internet news, radio, gossip and rumors, etc..)
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2006 #2

    Bystander

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    You omitted "insufficient data to say anything."
     
  4. Sep 8, 2006 #3

    Mk

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    I only get 10 options, I can't fit everything it. That is under skeptical, no?
     
  5. Sep 9, 2006 #4

    Bystander

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    Conditionally --- I know the quantity and quality of the data --- I can state minimum quantity and quality necessary for constructing hypotheses about climate --- I can compare the minimum quality and quality to that extant --- (no skepticism so far) --- do I have doubts about the qualifications and motives of the people constructing the "Rube Goldberg" cause and effect mechanisms? To some extent. Can I accept n-fold "if" statements as "science?" No --- science proceeds through tests of a single "if" at a time.

    Fair 'nuff?
     
  6. Sep 9, 2006 #5
    That is like:

    If I'm driving too fast and
    If the brakes are worn down a bit and
    if there is a sharp turn ahead and
    if there is a abyss next to the road and
    if the guard rail is too weak then
    I'm in big trouble
    endif
    endif
    endif
    endif
    endif
     
  7. Sep 10, 2006 #6
    There is a real problem with the temperature data. Averaging the high and low numbers in an irregularly distributed series of numbers does not produce a mathematically reliable result. The high or low number on a specific day may represent the temperature for a few minutes or for a few hours.

    If average temperatures are going to be used the readings must be taken at specific intervals during each day.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2006 #7

    Pythagorean

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    check

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