Originally posted by Palynka
I'll state a few things. Please indicate with numbers your responses.
1. I believe it to be true
2. I believe the opposite to be true
3. I believe neither this nor the opposite is true
4. I have no opinion about it.
The number of apples in the world (tNoAitW) is rising.
1. If you think tNoAitW is rising
2. If you think tNoAitW is lar activity increases world temperatures.
H. Solar activity has been high in the last years.
A. Global temperatures have a positive trend -- 1 (recent time frame)
The issue is whether or not it's just part of a normal climate cycle.
B. Higher concentration of C02 increases world temperatures -- 4
That's the CORE issue in the global warming debate. I'm still undecided. Much hinges on the water vapor question which I just posted about.
C. The presence of greenhouse gases increases world temperatures -- 1
greenhouse gases are always present. I assume you mean the increase in greenhouse gases.
D. C02 concentration has a positive trend -- 1
E. Human activity has lead to an increase in C02 concentration -- 1 (probably)
This is another CORE issue. It is very important to nail this one down firmly.
F. The sea level has an upward trend. -- 1
although this isn't the main thing I'm concerned about regarding rapid global warming, insofar that this warming is occurring.
G. Higher solar activity increases world temperatures -- 4
H. Solar activity has been high in the last years -- 4
I know that we're currently at the lowest part of the sunspot cycle. but I'm not sure how much solar activity explains the climate data
Overall: there are two groups of people. Those who want to have a legitimate discussion about this very important issue - and are willing to go wherever the facts and logic take them. And there are those (on both sides) who have already made up their minds and are going to play political games. I am looking forward to whatever input you are planning to offer.