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The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by qubit, Feb 9, 2015.

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Do you think that the "global warming" crisis is a massive scandal?

  1. Yes

  2. Leaning towards yes, but not really sure

  3. Not sure

  4. Leaning towards no, but not really sure

  5. No

  6. I live under a rock and have never heard of this "global warming"

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  1. FordGT90Concept

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    Truth is, there's already been actions taken regardless of what Washington thinks. Miami is elevating roads it is building. Energy efficiency in cars has gone up substantially because of Corporate Average Fuel Economy and consumer demands for fuel efficiency. Power companies have put in place a lot of incentives for people to replace old equipment with new, efficient or smart replacements. Power companies are also building wind turbines where they're feasible and adding capacity through natural gas instead of coal.

    The thing that inspired the "time to act" is charts like this:
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    :shadedshu: The things we could do to make this a nonissue, we're not doing.
     
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    I'd actually like to hear more about the state of Miami after the flood is cleared a bit more. Haven't heard much about their progress, and this must've been a huge setback.
     
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    "What will it take for people to recognize that a community of scientists are learning objective truths about the natural world and that you can benefit from knowing about it?" --Neil deGrasse Tyson
     
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    It will take them not taxing people to death and associating with politicians.

    That alone would do wonders. Easier said than done though...apparently.
     
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    Simple enough solution: elect better representatives.
     
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    It's still a matter of definitions and certainly not a mark against his science credibility.
     
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    Bah! Pluto is definitely a planet. Damn Earth supremacists.
     
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    But it's not because it's part of the Kuiper belt. The new, IAU definition of planet has three criteria and one of those is that it cleared its neighborhood (the mass of the planet caused objects in the same orbit to fall into it becoming one massive object). Pluto has a lot of neighbors in its orbit.
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    Wow, having revisited this page after a while its good to read that some people have started to change their minds about Climate change. :)
     
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