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Claim: ‘Global warming’ could cause humans to develop webbed feet, cat’s eyes and gills

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Watch: University of Kent paleoanthropologist Dr Matthew Skinner describes how human physical appearance could evolve if melting ice caps cause rising sea levels due to climate change.

Via: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3396624/Webbed-feet-cat-s-eyes-gills-Features-just-humans-evolve-deal-water-world-global-warming-second-ice-age.html

By COLIN FERNANDEZ, SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 19:03 EST, 12 January 2016

Humans may evolve bizarre features such as webbed feet and eyes like cats in response to changing environments, a scientist claims today.

Experts calculated how our physical appearance could change under a number of scenarios, including a ‘water world’ if melting ice caps cause rising sea levels.

They also considered what would happen in a second ice age which could be triggered by an asteroid strike, and if humans colonised other planets.

Dr Matthew Skinner, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Kent, examined the three scenarios and worked with artist Quentin Devine to help visualise how humans could look in the future.

Dr Skinner said some changes – such as webbed feet and hands becoming widespread – could take place very quickly as some humans already have a genetic mutation that produces webbing.

 

Experts calculated how our physical appearance could change under a number of scenarios, including a 'water world' if melting ice caps cause rising sea levels. They also considered what would happen in a second ice age. These artist's impressions show how women may evolve to develop webbed feet and hands and cat's eyes

Experts calculated how our physical appearance could change under a number of scenarios, including a ‘water world’ if melting ice caps cause rising sea levels. They also considered what would happen in a second ice age. These artist’s impressions show how women may evolve to develop webbed feet and hands and cat’s eyes

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3396624/Webbed-feet-cat-s-eyes-gills-Features-just-humans-evolve-deal-water-world-global-warming-second-ice-age.html#ixzz3x8FvEliL

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Claim: ‘Global warming’ could cause humans to develop webbed feet, cat’s eyes and gills
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  1. Did this happen at the end of the Ice Age or Little Ice Age? Did we develop fur during the Maunder Minimum?

    This “global warming” is producing one of the coldest winters in the UK ever and an impending snow storm. Break out the SPF 30.

      • “Don’t worry — they’ll clearly explain everything to us regardless of reality.”

        Climate Depot?

        Yeah… that’s what they’re paid to do.

        …although I don’t know why anyone is paying them for stories so ridiculous!

        “Marc Morano is the executive director and chief correspondent of ClimateDepot.com, a project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Morano is also the Communications Director at CFACT, a conservative think-tank in Washington D.C. that has received funding from ExxonMobil, Chevron, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars from foundations associated with Richard Mellon Scaife. According to 2011 IRS Forms, Morano was the highest paid staff member with a salary of $150,000 per year. Morano’s blog Climate Depot regularly publishes articles questioning man-made global warming.”

        http://www.desmogblog.com/marc-morano

          • “I don’t know why anyone is paying this ‘scientist’ for stories so ridiculous!”

            lol! What scientist, sweetie?

            How might any scientist have changed Mr. Morano’s well-known dishonesty about the dangerous nature of fossil fuels?

            earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/files/2015/06/no-slow-down-in-global-warming-720×546.jpg

              • “If a ‘scientist’ says it, people believe it.”

                Some people do!

                …and some people have been trained by neofascist propaganda that all scientists on Earth are conspiring against them.

                Are all scientists on Earth conspiring against you, Geezer?

                Are the greenhouse gasses produced by burning fossil fuels warming the planet?

                “In the 19th century, scientists realized that gases in the atmosphere cause a “greenhouse effect” which affects the planet’s temperature.”

                http://www.aip.org/history/climate/co2.htm

                • Yes! Some people!
                  Gullible people.
                  Ignorant people.
                  Illogical people.
                  Irrational people.

                  But you’re not one of them.

                  You’re a pretender.
                  A neo-fascist propagandist.

                  Your main arguments consist of obtuse deception and being gratuitously vile.

                  • “You’re a pretender.”

                    I am not!

                    The fact that we warm the planet by producing greenhouse gasses really has been known for over a century.

                    Do we warm the planet when we produce greenhouse gasses, Geezer?

                    …see if you can come up with a coherent reply this time instead of pure projection…

                    I know you can do it!

                    “In January 1859, Tyndall began studying the radiative properties of various gases… Tyndall’s experiments… showed that molecules of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and ozone are the best absorbers of heat radiation”

                    earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Tyndall

                    • You’re not a pretender?

                      To recap:
                      You pretended Morano made up this ‘ridiculous story’ and was paid to lie by ‘BIG OIL,’ quoting a website dedicated to lying about and smearing skeptics.
                      You pretended I claimed that Morano was the scientist, then changed the subject.
                      You pretended that all skeptics are ‘neo-fascists,’ ‘propagandists,’ and ‘conspiracy theorists,’ then changed the subject, again.
                      You pretended to not being a pretender, then changed the subject … again.
                      You pretended to not notice the article about the scientist who committed fraud.

                      For someone who claims not to be a pretender, you sure do a lot of pretending!

                    • “You pretended Morano made up this ‘ridiculous story'”

                      His name is on the article, sweetie!

                      …that’s kindof the thing that stands out most as what’s not in debate…

                      Can you find me an article on Climate Depot about what’s caused the clear and unambiguous warming that’s been going on for decades now?

                      If this weren’t a propaganda outlet, isn’t that something you should be able to do?

                      “2015 Unambiguously the Hottest Year on Record… 2015 set the record with 99.996% confidence.”

                      berkeleyearth.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2015-Hottest-Year-BE-Press-Release-v1.0.pdf

                    • Still pretending that Morano made up the quote?

                      I thought you DENIED being a pretender … sweetpea!

                      Are you accusing Sarah Knapton, who wrote about the same ‘ridiculous story’ in the Telegraph, of making up the quote?

                      How about Julie Sprankles of Bustle?

                      How about the authors of all the other articles written about the ridiculous Skinner prediction? There are dozens of them. Morano is only one of many … are all of them liars in the pay of BIG OIL, or is Morano the only one?

                    • “are all of them liars in the pay of BIG OIL, or is Morano the only one?”

                      Silly goose!

                      All of your propaganda can be traced right back to the same place…

                      “Christopher Booker of The Sunday Telegraph”

                      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker

                      “Christopher Booker was a speaker at the Heartland Institute’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change.”

                      http://www.desmogblog.com/christopher-booker

                      “several prominent global warming skeptic organizations are actively working to sow doubt about the facts of global warming… Heartland received more than $675,000 from ExxonMobil from 1997-2006. Heartland also raked in millions from the Koch-funded organization Donors Trust through 2011.”

                      http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/solutions/fight-misinformation/global-warming-skeptic.html

                      Still not getting the picture?

                      Is it possible you’re that stupid?

                    • Christopher Booker was not the author of the Telegraph article. You know it, I know it. Stop pretending.

                      Follow your own link … the story isn’t there.

                      As stated earlier, many, many news sites reported on the doofus Skinner predictions.

                      You are pretending to be unaware of the widespread coverage of Skinner’s silly AGW predictions of human mutations … after denying that you are a pretender.That is, of course, obtuse deceit.

                      Then you continued on to repeat lies/smears about people not even connected to this story … and finished up by calling me stupid. That is, of course, being gratuitously vile.

                      You are staying right in character.

                    • “Christopher Booker was not the author of the Telegraph article.”

                      lol! Sweetie, what Telegraph article!?

                      What in the world are you talking about?

                      Who is “Skinner” and what does he have to do with this dishonest propaganda piece?

                      “Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the “greenhouse effect” “

                      climate.nasa.gov/causes

                    • … what Telegraph article!?

                      What in the world are you talking about?

                      Who is “Skinner” and what does he have to do with this dishonest propaganda piece?

                      My goodness! Are you admitting defeat? Or are you admitting you have Attention Deficit Disorder? Or are you …

                      Still crazy after all these years.

                    • “Are you admitting defeat?”

                      lol!

                      I don’t think so!

                      Are you blind? Did you miss the question in my question?

                      Who is Skinner and what does he have to do with this dishonest propaganda piece?

                      You brought it up!

                      What was the point of doing so if you aren’t going to explain yourself?

                      “The continent of Antarctica has been losing about 134 billion metric tons of ice per year since 2002, while the Greenland ice sheet has been losing an estimated 287 billion metric tons per year.”

                      climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/land-ice

                    • Who is Skinner and what does he have to do with this dishonest propaganda piece?

                      Didn’t read the article, huh?

                      Are you a pathological liar?

                    • “Didn’t read the article, huh?”

                      Of course not!

                      Why would I waste my time doing something like that!?

                      Did you verify the claims in the article are true?

                      …or did you just believe them without question?

                      Is that what you think a true skeptic would do?

                      “A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.”

                      http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-148

                    • Why would I waste my time doing something like that!?

                      Oh, I don’t know … maybe so you know what you’re talking about???

                      When most people critique an article, and then calls the author ‘dishonest’ and a ‘propagandist,’ the expectation is that the critic actually read the article.

                      Of course, most of the time, the ‘critic’ doesn’t reveal himself to be the dishonest propagandist, himself … who is also a pathological liar.

                      But thanks for admitting exactly who and what you really are. I always knew you were a nasty piece of work, but your admission really takes the cake.

                    • “maybe so you know what you’re talking about???”

                      I know that Mr. Morano is a liar, and well-known for attempting to mislead the public about the dangerous nature of fossil fuels.

                      If he’s not, find me an article he’s written that explains why the planet is warming.

                      I’ve already asked you to do that, BTW… Did you bother looking?

                      “Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities… The main human activity that emits CO₂ is the combustion of fossil fuels”

                      www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html

                    • Why should I waste time responding to you … who displays an utter lack of mental ability … or personal ethics?

                      You are exposed as a serial liar … amoral and disreputable. Yuck!

                    • “Why should I waste time responding to you”

                      Well you want people to believe you, right!?

                      You want people to take you seriously, don’t you?

                      Assuming this article isn’t a complete fabrication, why is Mr. Morano writing about webbed feet and cat’s eyes instead of much more likely results of climate change?

                      Is it possible you lack the mental ability to comprehend deception so obvious, Geezer?

                      “the ice caps are melting at their base, caused by warming oceans.”

                      http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/Ice_sheets

                    • “Assuming this article isn’t a complete fabrication, why is Mr. Morano writing about webbed feet and cat’s eyes …”

                      If you’d read the article, you wouldn’t be ‘assuming’ anything.

                      YOU’RE the one who has been exposed as a serial liar, here and on numerous other comment threads.

                      I caught onto your lack of mental ability AND your lack of personal ethics several years ago … the first time I saw one of your ridiculously fact-free opinions.

                      That was the time you tried to tell someone that the reason the Antarctic wasn’t melting down was because it was at the ‘bottom of the world’ and it was ’tilted away from the sun.’

                      Your mental and ethical abilities don’t seem to have evolved much since then.

                    • “If you’d read the article, you wouldn’t be ‘assuming’ anything.”

                      lol! I actually would, sweetie, because as I have informed you multiple times now, Mr. Morano is well known for being paid by the fossil fuel industry to lie about the dangerous nature of their product.

                      Anything he says is more likely to be false than true.

                      He has zero credibility.

                      Now, why would you eagerly believe someone with zero credibility when your well-being is at stake?

                      Are you suicidal, Geezer?

                      “Data from NASA’s Grace satellites show that the land ice sheets in both Antarctica and Greenland are losing mass.”

                      climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/land-ice

                    • Blah blah blah
                      Same gibberish you’ve posted 17,000 times.
                      Blah blah blah

                      “The term, “liar, liar pants on fire” takes on new meaning when dealing with a pathological liar. This person may not be completely rooted in reality, believing the lies they tell, often in an effort to remedy low self esteem.”

                      http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-a-Pathological-Liar

                    • “The term, “liar, liar pants on fire” takes on new meaning when dealing with a pathological liar. This person may not be completely rooted in reality”

                      Well that describes one of the people in this conversation quite well, Geezer!

                      Which one of us does it describe?

                      If you lie about a threat to your well-being; if you reject the reality of its existence, does that make it go away?

                      “A recent acceleration in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica has been detected by ESA’s ice mission.”

                      http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/CryoSat/CryoSat_detects_sudden_ice_loss_in_Southern_Antarctic_Peninsula

                    • “Which one of us does it describe?”

                      “CB” is the only one of us who has been repeatedly exposed as a serial liar.

                      “CB” is the only one of us who habitually calls everyone else a liar.

                      “CB” is the only one of us posting in DISQUS under two different identitities … CBlargh and CBlargh00. Multiple personalities on full display.

                      “CB” is the only one of us who once carelessly posted a quote from, and a link to, a well-known skeptic website.
                      http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/number%20watch.htm
                      When I pointed out your ‘error,’ you promptly edited your comment to eliminate the quote and the link. Like a small child caught with chocolate smeared all over your face denying that you ate the chocolate.

                      “Pathological liars will lie consistently, which is one thing you can count on––they will lie all the time.”

                      So, when “CB” says someone else lies, it is automatically understood to be a lie.
                      http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-a-Pathological-Liar

                    • Did you verify the claims in the article are true?

                      Or course I did. I even provided multiple links to prove it.

                      The story was written up at multiple news sites … which you would know if you didn’t think that reading them would be a waste of your very precious time.

                      And why would you care whether or not I verified a story that you couldn’t be bothered to even read?

                      And why am I talking to an admitted pathological liar? Now, THAT is truly a waste of time.

                    • The Met Office released a PRESS RELEASE after their #1 climatologist in the world was nearly JAILED and confessed – it hasn’t warmed since 1 9 9 8. (he said 1995 but he was emotionally distraught having been caught fraudulently faking warming for 12 years)

                      That in fact since 2 0 0 2 there was slight COOLING. [BBC FEB 2010 Phil Jones Interview]

                      ‘Met Office” ”The Recent Pause In Warming”

                      July 2013 – Global mean surface temperatures
                      rose rapidly from the 1970s, but have been relatively flat over the
                      most recent 15 years to 2013.
                      This has prompted speculation that human
                      induced global warming is no longer happening, or at least will be much
                      smaller than predicted. Others maintain that this is a temporary pause
                      and that temperatures will again rise at rates seen previously.

                      The Met Office Hadley Centre has written three reports that
                      address the recent pause in global warming and seek to answer the
                      following questions:

                      What have been the recent trends in other indicators of climate over this period?

                      What are the potential drivers of the current pause?

                      How does the recent pause affect our projections of future climate?

                      You’re not even in contact with REALITY. You didn’t get the LARGEST PRESS RELEASES in MAGIC GAS CHURCH HISTORY: YOUR HIGH PRIESTHOOD are FAKING WARMING. The REAL temperature is the temp of the RAW DATA POSTED ONLINE BY LAW.

                      To stop incidentally, YOUR CHURCH’S ADJUSTMENTS FRAUD.

                      ”The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world cooled since 1 9 9 8. OK IT HAS but it’s only seven years of data and it isnt statistically signficant.”

                      Phil Jones to a fellow climatologist as they laughed at lying to the world in 2 0 0 5

    • It doesn’t matter if it’s cold… The idiots will still blame it on global warming and the good dumb libs will believe it and the money grubbing shysters, making a bundle off the scam, will rubbing their hands together contemplating their fortunes. Just take a look at that boob Al “Gorlione”.

    • As more people are waking up, they are doubling down. Yes this is about the most idiotic thing so far. It’s funny how the ocean levels are rising but Al Gore is buying ocean front Mansions. Maybe he wants to measure the rise himself?

            • The story comes from the British Daly Mail. A Conservative rag that regularly covers stories on ufo’s and various monsters, and ghosts.

              It is Kook Central, but Republicans love to quote from it’s stories…

              • I’ve posted this before but I think the Global Warming scam was inspired by Hitler’s propaganda tactics.

                Hitler:

                Never allow the public to cool off
                Never admit a fault or wrong
                Never concede that there may be some good in your enemy
                Never leave room for alternatives
                Never accept blame
                Concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong
                People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.

                  • “Sounds like Obama is following Hitler’s tactics.”

                    That’s what’s known as “projection”.

                    You’re attempting to make your own behaviour stick to someone else by fiat.

                    While I certainly agree there are similarities between the new fascist right and the nascent National Socialist regime, I would suggest there are clear differences too.

                    Goebbels would never have let anything so ridiculous as this article leave the shop!

                    “Marc Morano is the executive director and chief correspondent of ClimateDepot.com, a project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Morano is also the Communications Director at CFACT, a conservative think-tank in Washington D.C. that has received funding from ExxonMobil, Chevron, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars from foundations associated with Richard Mellon Scaife. According to 2011 IRS Forms, Morano was the highest paid staff member with a salary of $150,000 per year. Morano’s blog Climate Depot regularly publishes articles questioning man-made global warming.”

                    http://www.desmogblog.com/marc-morano

                    • “The projection is all yours”

                      Maybe! Give an example and be specific.

                      …then explain how this article changes the fact that we are warming the planet through the emission of greenhouse gasses.

                      “Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities.”

                      climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus

                    • “Show where the empirical study is that proves your BS.”

                      The first study that proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are warming the planet by emitting greenhouse gasses was conducted by someone named Eunice Foote.

                      She conducted her study over a century ago.

                      You have access to the entire internet.

                      How is it possible you haven’t located this information on your own?

                      “Overlooked by modern researchers is the work of Eunice Foote, who, three years prior to the start of Tyndall’s laboratory research, conducted similar experiments on absorption of radiant energy by atmospheric gases, such as CO₂ and water vapor. The presentation of her report at a major scientific convention in 1856 was accompanied by speculation that even modest increases in the concentration of CO₂ could result in significant atmospheric warming.”

                      http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/70092sorenson/ndx_sorenson.pdf

                    • “Your would the left considers a ” useful idiot” “

                      Someone in this conversation certainly seems to be a useful idiot!

                      Who is that person, Lance?

                      Remember how we started the conversation with the concept of “projection”?

                      What does that word mean?

                      “The heat-trapping nature of carbon dioxide and other gases was demonstrated in the mid-19th century”

                      climate.nasa.gov/evidence

                    • Temperatures that need to be “adjusted”, aren’t accurate in the first place. That is why they manipulate the data.

                    • Both. The earth is always changing and we cannot do anything about it.

                      I think we are coming out of a little ice age so we are gradually warming but there is a pause so we do not know if it will continue to warm or freeze over again.

                      After World War 1, The Italian Alps Glaciers grew and covered most of the Alps. Now that they are receding they are finding remains from World War 1. Of course, this cannot be explained.

                    • “Both.”

                      True! In most of the world, temperatures will increase, but in some parts, the temperature may actually drop.

                      I love how Bolliver links to an article that showcases the fossil fuel industry’s dishonesty… unaware even that’s what he’s doing…

                      “As you can see, the cover title has nothing to do with an imminent ice age, it’s about global warming, as we might expect from a 2007 Time magazine… The entire purpose of this myth is to suggest that scientists can’t be trusted”

                      scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2013/06/04/the-1970s-ice-age-myth-and-time-magazine-covers-by-david-kirtley

                      Who needs facts, miright?

                      /s

                    • It’s freezing right now in Michigan. Go figure though.. it’s the middle of January. Who woulda thunk it?

                    • CO2 does NOT trap heat. It absorbs a specific spectrum of IR, and then IMMEDIATELY releases it to OTHER molecules in the air.

                    • Excuse me, but has it ever dawned on you that at any given moment, somewhere on this planet, there are (has always been and always will be) volcanoes emitting Co2 and other so called hydro carbon gases into the atmosphere in such immeasurable amounts that if all the automobiles and jet engines ever built and run on fossil fuels where to be operated for the next hundred years perpetually, they still could not even keep up with what the planet is making on its own in just ONE YEAR ALONE?
                      AND THAT BIT OF INFO IS WHAT’S BEING TAUGHT BY GEOLOGIST right now.

                      I know what your next retort will be, so let me state it for you: “But its the added amount by humans that is doing all the damage.”
                      My first answer- Oh really? If you can’t even measure what the Earth is already producing in “greenhouse gases” on any given day for just one year, then how the heck can you know for certain what is normal or abnormal amounts of said gases being produced by man that could contribute to “climate change/ Global warming?
                      Unless you can control the Co2 and other hydro carbons being spewed from the Earth itself, or even accurately measure them at all times; then simply keeping man caused Co2 down to a minimum is nothing more than an ill conceived exercise in futility simply because you will never know what the optimal balance of gasses are, and be able to keep them at an IDEAL level!

                    • Hi there! Can you please explain to me the nitrogen cycle as it relates to the propagation of plants? Photosynthesis? Transpiration? Can you tell me why plants grow toward the sunlight? Can you tell me what the actual composition of the atmosphere is? (Actually, I’ll give you that one myself… it’s 78%N, 21%O and 1% other.) Of course, you’ll use the internet to get those answers, but hey, at least maybe you’ll learn something and quit posting your drivel for all the world to see. You’re embarrassing yourself. Truly.

                    • Now CB you know you can’t cite NASA as a credible source. When corrupt politicians infiltrate the scientific community you no longer have scientists. Once again Scientists do not lie, climatologists lie, climatologists are not scientists.

                    • Oh gawd! And, as far back as the 1940’s, they were attempting to blame the rise of HITLER on global warming. Look it up.

                      Now they are blaming the rise of CIA-ISIS on global… er, climate change. Oh yeah, and lack of jobs!!!

                      Meanwhile, peer review means more government money. And in other news, you can use Go0gle to debunk this 97 percent bunk. Just do it. Satisfy yourself… no need to “prove” anything to these climate tard fanatics.

                      And by the way… why Obama can’t/won’t defeat ISIS – http://bit.ly/1ZiMof8 – and here – http://bit.ly/1ZYZYGO

                    • Oh gawd! And, as far back as the 1940’s, they were attempting to blame the rise of HITLER on global warming. Look it up.

                      Now they are blaming the rise of CIA-ISIS on global… er, climate change. Oh yeah, and lack of jobs!!!

                      Meanwhile, peer review means more government money. And in other news, you can use Go0gle to debunk this 97 percent bunk. Just do it. Satisfy yourself… no need to “prove” anything to these climate tard fanatics.

                      And by the way… why Obama can’t/won’t defeat ISIS – http://bit.ly/1ZiMof8 – and here – http://bit.ly/1ZYZYGO

                    • I regard consensus science as an extremely pernicious development
                      that ought to be stopped cold in its tracks. Historically, the claim of
                      consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid
                      debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you
                      hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for
                      your wallet, because you’re being had.

                      – Michael Crichton

                    • So preindustrial revolution man caused the earth to warm. I see CB. CB, scientists do not lie, climatologists lie, climatologists are not scientists.

                      CB why is CO2 concentrations highest during the coldest times?

                    • Come on Melvin try to keep up and I will type a little slower for you. It is a cycle, higher levels of C02 spur growth like they are doing now. Eventually we will hit equilibrium and then a decline as C02 decreases due to the larger plant population. All that to say that the earth is constantly changing and will work towards equilibrium.

                      Answer the question though, melvin, why is c02 concentrations highest in the coldest times. Hint it has already been answered above.

                    • You got it right, Joe. I design audio(guitar) amps(my son plays), and feedbacks
                      are part of design. Negative feedbacks make the sytem more stable. Positive
                      feedbacks, even when starting up, always cause the output to swing high to low
                      in ac amps, or in dc amps to go to a rail and stay there, if the feedback is big
                      enough to affect the output. The plants-CO2 system is a negative feed back
                      system, that is inherently stable, although on human time scales is slow.

                    • Those who work in one technical field are much more apt to understand others. The increased rain in CA caused by El Nino brings a milder winter to the Northeast. Same energy expended in different locations.

                    • Agreed. Many if not most climatologists are not scientists but political activists. They should be treated as such.

                    • I remember in 1976 we were going to run out of fuel and the world was going to freeze over from an ice age, came from the moths of the same idiots

                    • Oh how right you are there! When I was in school ( 5th grade to be exact) I’ll never forget that we had a traveling educational exhibit come to our school, to teach us that “prominent scientist” where warning of the impending NEW ICE AGE, that we were NOW going into. Their citing of “nuclear testing and man made atmospheric pollution” where to blame.
                      Now that would have been 1968, and shortly there after ( about 1969) there was a new push out in D.C. for the U.S and the Soviet Union to enter into a nuclear test ban treaty; which they finally did under Reagan about 1980 something.
                      But in the mean time, they were still pushing the “ICE AGE CRAPOLA”, in an attempt to shut down things like de leading gas, Industrial and fossil fuel emissions as well.
                      Yeah the EPA ( began by Richard Nixon) was well on their way to solving all those problems, and they did them so well that we now have GLOBAL WARMING!
                      So it appears that in the final analysis; THE EPA Is to BLAME for Climate Change.

                    • “I remember in 1976 we were going to run out of fuel and the world was going to freeze over from an ice age, came from the moths of the same idiots”

                      The moths of idiots, you say?

                      Sweetie, define the word “projection” for me.

                      What do you think that word means?

                      “There was no scientific consensus in the 1970s that the Earth was headed into an imminent ice age. Indeed, the possibility of anthropogenic warming dominated the peer-reviewed literature even then.”

                      journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/2008BAMS2370.1

                    • William Connelly co-authored that article. Connelly is the main reason why Wikipedia is unreliable as a source for anything related to climate science. He is infamous for re-writing history. He is … your kind of guy.

                      I spent some time studying that article and researching some of the referenced papers. They do not say what the authors claim.

                      One of the papers they used to confirm their story was authored by a well-known skeptic who conducted an informal survey of 24 scientists and found a slight majority of them subscribed to the global warming theory vs. global cooling. Connelly and Co counted that as one of the overwhelming ‘consensus’ papers for warming. Shameless propaganda all the way.

                      You copied the opening sentences to that article. You didn’t read any further, let alone research it to verify its accuracy.

                      They put the main talking point on top of the article, cuz they knew that’s all most of you pretenders were looking for … a clear, concise statement that you could parrot, and say it came from a ‘peer-reviewed, published paper.’ More deception and unscrupulous behavior from the world of AGWers , and another reason why people don’t trust anything described as ‘peer-reviewed and published.’

                      More pretend science … from the Great Pretender.

                    • ‘Projection’ is defined as YOU claiming TYPOS make a difference because YOU CLAIM the do.

                      The way you claim the SKY is a BIG MAGIC HEATER.

                      That REDUCING TOTAL ENERGY to a light warmed object and subsequently

                      DISTRIBUTING the REDUCED energy to be EMITTED from a LARGER, COLDER, total MASS,

                      isn’t the DEFINITION of C O O L I N G
                      but is ACTUALLY the definition of ”A BIG old HEATER in the SKY! Ya’W”

                    • Well country bumkin, it is what it is a prognosis, an estimate or a better way to put it, a guessing game no facts involved just guessing using present data just like they guessed that we would be in an ice age today and now they are guessing the we will be melting tomarrow … the mouths of idiots !

                    • Hey Chicken Little, where were you in the 1970’s when these same idiots were spouting GLOBAL COOLING?

                    • Impossible that .04% of 1% of the entire atmosphere can raise temperatures so high. Remember we’re talking about a 1 degree Celsius change as somehow being responsible for the melting of the entire polar ice cap but then it’s not really shrinking as much as getting thicker because that too is from global warming. I just don’t believe that every single fluke of weather from this warm winter to the colder winters being the act of global warming/climate change/whatever buzz word data picking scientists come up with next. 97% of scientists can read the work of “climatologists” and decide they agree with the data provided but that doesn’t mean 97% of scientists are experts in the field of weather! And please explain to me how “tricking the data” doesn’t mean making it say what you want it to say as the climate-gate email scandal mentioned. Doesn’t the data speak for itself?

                    • “Mrs. Foote had determined, first, that the action of the rays increases with the density of the air. She has taken two glass cylinders of the same size, containing thermometers. Into one the air was condensed, and from the other air was exhausted. When they were
                      of the same temperature the cylinders were placed side by side in the sun, and the thermometers in the condensed air rose more than twenty degrees higher than those in the rarified air. This effect of rarefaction must contribute to produce the feebleness of heating power in the sun’s rays on the summits of lofty mountains. Secondly, the effect of the sun’s rays is greater in moist than in dry air.

                      In one cylinder the air was saturated with moisture, in the other dried with chloride of lime; both were placed in the sun, and a difference of about twelve degrees was observed. This high temperature of sunshine in moist air is frequently noticed; for instance, in the intervals between summer showers. The isothermal lines on the earth’s surface are doubtless affected by the moisture of the air giving power to the
                      sun, as well as by the temperature of the ocean yielding the moisture. Thirdly, a high effect of the sun’s rays is produced in carbonic acid gas. One receiver being filled with carbonic acid, the other with common air, the temperature of the gas in the sun was raised twenty degrees above that of the air. The receiver containing the gas became very sensibly hotter than the other, and was much longer in cooling. An atmosphere of that gas would give to our earth a much higher temperature; and if there once was, as some suppose, a larger proportion of that gas in the air, an increased temperature must have accompanied it, both from the nature of the gas and the increased density of the atmosphere. Mrs.Foote had also tried the heating effect of the sun’s rays on hydrogen and oxygen, and found the former to be less, the latter more, susceptible to the heating action of sunlight” (Wells, 1857, p. 159-160).”

                      She proved MOIST air (water vapor) gets warmer than DRY air
                      She proved that CONDENSED air heats more than rarified air
                      She proved that “CO2 alone” heats more than “common air”
                      She proved that Oxygen heats more than hydrogen.

                      What she did NOT prove was that Earth’s atmosphere is like a sealed glass container left in the sun! She did NOT prove that “common air” will heat to enormous degrees like SOLID CO2 will! She certainly did NOT prove “beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are
                      warming the planet by emitting greenhouse gasses”.

                    • And forgot the composition of the atmosphere itself. I don’t see that she tested nitrogen.

                    • and since we have study’s that contradict that…of course they won’t count since they contradict the unestablished theories behind AGW. In all that time since not much testifies to this considering how much the temperatures have yo-yo’d do to more factors that could be counted. Meanwhile the left and everyone else wanting a cut of that pie have had to grasp at boasting about proof by living within a margin of error they had to rig to achieve. You’d think after 150 years – or especially the last 10 years where they decided only consensus establishes the science as settled that they would not only be flawless in their predictions and models but also wouldn’t have to be evasive about their records and not cower away from debate…while you’re citing NASA you should look up how that 97% consensus was established through the worst kind of cherry-picking followed by creating a commercial bandwagon of anyone willing agree…doesn’t matter if they confirmed it in their own practices or not. Reading it on paper sounded good ’nuff. Peer review not necessary and if it was, hell let’s make it up (as several internal audits showed).
                      You’re ’empirical’ study only shows the age of the theory and little else – this is something tantamount to a grade school science fair display and does nothing to delve into how it actually affects climate, just that gasses can trap heat – that’s all. You’re arguing we have a full understanding of gravity because an apple fell on Newton’s head and to diverge a little, please not the stark contrast between how the science is practiced in either field.

                    • COULD and WILL are 2 very different things. wise up. 1850’s science sucked. How are your new taxes going to reduce China’s heavy CO2 output? What are you going to do regulate atmospheric water vapor? What warming by man made the last ice age endt?

                    • Hi there! Please tell me what gaseous substance plants take in, and what gaseous substance is released during the transpiration process?

                      Thanks!

                    • she is just as wrong then as now . eunice what a nice name . it has been proven by the warmists own chart that CO2 does not cause warming at all . 18 years and some months we have had no warming at all look it up yourself, seems you are carrying someone’s water,
                      maybe Gore?

                    • Utter nonsense. Proven fact: from about 5500 BC to 4000 BC, temperatures were as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit warmer on average, WAY warmer than today. What caused that, Sparky? Buffalo farts?

                    • CB

                      Like most climate change nuts, you are fixated on one area which may well be true, putting out more CO2 might bump up temps slightly. BUT every model put forward by climate change nazis has proven hopelessly inaccurate, all of them grossly exaggerate the effect that mans activity has and downplay the effects of naturally occurring cycles. Think of a sine wave on an oscilloscope. That up and down wave is the natural pattern of climate change the occurs whether man has an imput or not. Now consider that same sine wave which some fuzzy “noise” added. That is the very small impact that man has, added to the natural cycle. The point is that altering mans activity has almost no impact on the larger trend, and in fact could be counterproductive if for instance man’s imput was to slightly increase temps at a time when the broader natural trend was down. Even “accepted” models within the climate change community generally admit that changing our activity will have little to no measurable impact. The real goal is not to actually affect the climate but to implement redistributive leftist political goals using climate as the excuse.

                    • How many of these “peer reviewed studies” were sent to anyone other than reviewers the writer knew would agree with his findings? Being published in a “scientific journal” doesn’t carry much weight. You can have studies published in several journals-for a price.

                    • The head of NASA works for Obama. You cannot believe this administration’s numbers on: VA Waiting Times, on Unemployment, nor on Global Temperatures. Adjustments.

                    • I thought they were changing all the temperatures because they found their thermometers were off. And they were fixing the last 50 years of mistakes.

                    • Whoops, we were totally wrong on that, back when you thought it was really cool in the winters turns out it was much warmer, you just didn’t notice through all the snow! Let’s just trick the data and bang, global warming.

                    • int the 60’s a major earth quake was going to give beach front property in Bosie Id. in the 70’s we were told to worry about a new ice age coming. The new LIE is warming. There are scientist that say the whole solar system is heating up all planets.
                      It’s all lies meant to control the dumbed down sheep. rule of thumb if the “danger” requires you to pay more for less it’s a scam.

                    • 99 percent of scientist used to agree the Earth was the center of the universe to which everything else revolved. When someone would disagree they were labeled a heretic and hung. It used to be settled science that certain races were sub-human and therefore meant to be in bondage.
                      It is of the highest levels of arrogance that anyone should claim scientific absolution, yet every generation finds a cause to do just that. Be very cautious of anyone claiming “Settled Science” as they are but propagandist for their point of view wishing only to shut down discovery.

                      Human kind owes an immeasurable debt to those few true scientist willing to stand up to the brutal tactics of the to those that would stifle debate and show generations that science is never “settled.” Shame on all would wold claim different.

                    • You are nuts. Seriously. How many people have to come out and say that the data has been skewed? How many have to come out and say getting the dollars for the grants for these studies is a self-propagating engine that only gives birth to lies, absolute lies. Howe many people have to say that it is literally impossible to accurately measure the temperature of the entire planet? How many have to say that the sun’s activities exponentially outweigh any lame efforts by man to alter the weather.

                      Al Gore started global warming during an election cycle to help him pander to special interests. He has said so.

                      I like it that you throw in the phrase ‘actively publishing climate scientists’ in your 97 percent claim. First, your 97 percent is a lie and secondly, the left is the source of the funding of the vast majority of these climate studies. The truth is – respectable climate scientists want no part of this farce and stay out of the limelight because the amount of ilk that has invaded the scientific process is such a problem that in fact scientific inquiry is successfully being suppressed.

                      It’s all about transferring money from those that have to those that are corrupt thieves.

                      I assure you that once Obama is out of office – and it will happen – that this type of garbage will disappear from government sites such as this. And, if you want to put forth the notion that what is on a NASA site it credible, well, like I said, just wait until the yoyo in the White House is gone and you will see what I mean.

                      Seriously, you have some serious mental health issues stemming from childhood. You probably had a strong dominant parent that you could just not quite please and as you grew you have transferred your hatred born from that situation to all things that are, in your mind, powerful. You have a very strong need to destroy things you perceive as powerful, with no plan or inclination to replace it with anything. In summation, a typical liberal, nothing special really … feckless sums you up, not able to confront personal responsibility one iota, always moody and actually not enjoying your life very much, mostly because you are a freeloader and a hater.

                      Sorry, your free session is over. You can get up off the couch now. Have a nice drive home in your Prius.

                    • Unless you can show you can read Grumpy Cat’s mind, no giving an example is needed. Your “projection” claim crumbles unless you can prove that.

                    • You lost me at climate.nasa.gov. You’re talking about an entity with unlimited resources, who has shown itself willing to report stories to support its own narrative. If the government wants global warming, the government will create it. We haven’t. Take a gander up at the sky, that’s not commerce.

                    • Ok, so what your saying is because someone gets paid by certain companies to do research on the facts and validity climate change, away from the fear mongering, that it is unreliable and manufactured? I find immensely amusing that you use this as your counter point, when the whole industry of climate change is funded by the left government and the banks. How can we trust the validity of climate scientists when the conclusions of their research, if done objectively, could cost them their research grant renewals? Who in their right mind would publish any facts if they contradicted the established conclusion that climate change is the biggest threat to mankind? Maybe think about that before you become a zealot for a cause that has tons of scientific, objectionable counter research that proves otherwise.

                    • Don’t forget being fired or as some what put in jail or being publically shamed for not towing the progressive line

                    • Big Government : “Hey, I’ll give you a million dollars if you do a study for the government about global warming. Even more money could come later. Will you do it?”
                      Junk Scientist: “Where do I sign?”

                    • His salary is a drop in the bucket compared with the trillions brought in by the global warming proponents. The sky is falling; send money!

                    • “fascist right” ??
                      “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” – Benito Mussolini. = BIG GOV!
                      Big Gov, bigger Gov, and no 1st or 2nd Ammendment, because that is what Big Gov likes.
                      Fascism has a lot in common with socialism and the left, and it has nothing in common with conservatives. Even though Stalin made that claim, yet you seems to agree more with Stalins take on this subject.

                    • You got that from the Far Left blogs and media, desmogblog, dailykos, and mediamatters (not). Therefore your assertion is meaningless.

                    • Repeating a persons comment before replying to it is a Soros/Obama tactic. Science relies on fact, fact is truth. Climate Change is rigged by Liberals who do the polling research http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425232/climate-change-no-its-not-97-percent-consensus-ian-tuttle. Do I care what you say or believe? No! I can do my own research and I have found that you are pushing an agenda: 1) a plan or goal that guides someone’s behavior and that is often kept secret 2) an underlying often ideological plan or program.
                      You push something based on computer models only, there is no other scientific facts to back up your bias agenda.

                    • So Exxon is evil and government is good. What crap. Private is bad and public is good. Nutcases like this one will lead us to a gulag of extermination, and then we won’t be around to worry what our feet will look like.

                    • Nice try scumbag, but the “fascist right” not buying into the global warming scam, not wanting my daughter and wife raped and killed by Muzzies, not wanting my son killed by Latino or black bangers, and not wanting to give my hard earned money to you for being the lazy arrogant POS you are is exactly where I wanna be. We’re about to kick you lefties collective-asses, you have awoken the Sleeping Giant, and you know it! Gun sales through the roof, Trump holds a 3 pt lead over Cankles in head to head poll, and that’s before he trashed her in debates, her pending non-indictment by the DoJ will knock her down another 10 pts with the 20% you have to win a majority of…

                      You commie f!ckers are about to get your lazy, hippie, homo, Muslim sympathizing, America hating dicks chopped off. And I LOVE watching you come unglued!

                    • Check out how many scientists rejected John Harrison’s Marine Chronometer because of financial ties. Warming Alamists are too tied to politics and academia AND MONEY. Alarmists seldom mention actual temperature degree changes because they are so slight.

                    • Ever notice that alarmists demand details from us, but they can’t give us the temperature details proving AGW?

                    • Goebbels? Really? Want to believe it was sarcasm, can’t. You have the “true believer” vibe. Progressives have blamed Conservatives for all of their bad behavior for more than a century in this country. It doesn’t matter. It won’t change the outcome. God still wins.

                    • It is truly a public service for patriotic Americans to help finance CFACT and other truth-tellers to offset the pseudo-scientists and power-m0ngers in fedgov. Thanks to the foundations dedicated to freedom and prosperity for all for countering the falsehoods of the enviro-whackos.

                    • It is truly a public service for patriotic Americans to help finance CFACT and other truth-tellers to offset the pseudo-scientists and power-m0ngers in fedgov. Thanks to the foundations dedicated to freedom and prosperity for all for countering the falsehoods of the enviro-whackos.

                  • Adolf Hitler quotes:
                    The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

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                    • “Obama, H Clinton, and many of the Republican candidates think we are.”

                      Including Republican candidates! Hmmm….

                      What about the author of this dishonest propaganda piece?

                      Do you think he considers you a subject?

                      Were you unaware he is paid by the fossil fuel industry to lie about the dangerous nature of their product?

                      Do you think a person like that would have respect for a person like yourself?

                      “Marc Morano is the executive director and chief correspondent of ClimateDepot.com, a project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Morano is also the Communications Director at CFACT, a conservative think-tank in Washington D.C. that has received funding from ExxonMobil, Chevron, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars from foundations associated with Richard Mellon Scaife. According to 2011 IRS Forms, Morano was the highest paid staff member with a salary of $150,000 per year. Morano’s blog Climate Depot regularly publishes articles questioning man-made global warming.”

                      http://www.desmogblog.com/marc-morano

                    • “You mean we aren’t growing webbed feet?”

                      Some people may be!

                      What does that have to do with Mr. Morano being paid by the fossil fuel industry to mislead the public about the dangerous nature of their product?

                      “Carbon dioxide (CO₂) is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities… The main human activity that emits CO₂ is the combustion of fossil fuels”

                      www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/co2.html

                      “Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation—a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today.”

                      http://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/fight-misinformation/climate-deception-dossiers-fossil-fuel-industry-memos

                    • Haha! You’re as a big an idiot as those pseudo-scientists behind the article.
                      1. Morano is not paid by fossil fuels to mislead. PROVE THAT HE IS!
                      2. Memos revealing disinfo? No such thing. You must be referring to climategate that proved the alarmists engaged in fraud.
                      3. The percentage of human generated CO2 is irrelevant as all the data shows CO2 to have an insignificant effect on climate.

                      Give it up CB, you’ve been debunked every time.

                    • “Morano is not paid by fossil fuels to mislead. PROVE THAT HE IS!”

                      How?

                      What would count as proof for a person like yourself?

                      “Without greenhouse gases, Earth would be a frozen -18 degrees Celsius (0 degrees Fahrenheit).”

                      earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/page5.php

                    • What would count as proof is if you take us all through the atmosphere REDUCING ENERGY to EARTH
                      then DISTRIBUTING to EMIT the REDUCED ENERGY LOAD from a COLDER, LARGER, OVERALL MASS,

                      and YOU EXPLAIN who and how someone CONVINCED YOU that’s a MAGIC HEATER.

                    • “What would count as proof is if you take us all through the atmosphere REDUCING ENERGY to EARTH”

                      You want me to take you through the atmosphere?

                      Like in a plane?

                      How might that prove anything about the effect of your tailpipe emissions on the temperature of the planet?

                      “During the day, the Sun shines through the atmosphere. Earth’s surface warms up in the sunlight. At night, Earth’s surface cools, releasing the heat back into the air. But some of the heat is trapped by the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. That’s what keeps our Earth a warm and cozy 59 degrees Fahrenheit, on average.”

                      climatekids.nasa.gov/review/greenhouse-effect

                    • Look! A DEFLECTION from your RELIGION which teaches YOU,

                      An atmosphere blocking 20% energy to a SUN WARMED SURFACE,

                      to then distribute and EMIT that LESSER ENERGY from a LARGER, COLDER, MASS,

                      isn’t the definition of cooling. To YOUR religion that is ”WARMING” .

                      to
                      reduce energy to a surface and
                      subsequently distribute and EMIT that LOWER ENERGY through a LARGER COLDER mass, overall.

                      A Magic Heater for D.A.R.E. graduates to sit and ponder while they wonder where to stick their D.A.R.E. sticker LoL!

                    • I’m in it for the webbed feet. I could care less about your conspiracy theories.

                      You are more proof that liberals and global warmists have no sense of humor and are too easily swayed into watermelon belief systems.

                    • “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms.”

                      …and what does that have to do with the effect of greenhouse gasses on planetary temperature?

                      “In the 19th century, scientists realized that gases in the atmosphere cause a “greenhouse effect” which affects the planet’s temperature.”

                      http://www.aip.org/history/climate/co2.htm

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                    • Quote by Club of Rome: “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill….All these dangers are caused by human intervention….and thus the “real enemy, then, is humanity itself….believe humanity requires a common motivation, namely a common adversary in order to realize world government. It does not matter if this common enemy is “a real one or….one invented for the purpose.”

                      Quote by Club of Rome: “Now is the time to draw up a master plan for sustainable growth and world development based on global allocation of all resources and a new global economic system. Ten or twenty years form today it will probably be too late.”

                      Quote by Club of Rome: “The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man.”

                    • “Quote by Club of Rome…”

                      Uh huh, and is it more likely that there’s been some “Club of Rome” conspiracy that consists of essentially all scientists on Earth for over a century?

                      …or is it more likely there’s a conspiracy of a few people over a few decades who are paid by the fossil fuel industry to lie about the dangerous nature of their product?

                      “Marc Morano is the executive director and chief correspondent of ClimateDepot.com, a project of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Morano is also the Communications Director at CFACT, a conservative think-tank in Washington D.C. that has received funding from ExxonMobil, Chevron, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars from foundations associated with Richard Mellon Scaife. According to 2011 IRS Forms, Morano was the highest paid staff member with a salary of $150,000 per year. Morano’s blog Climate Depot regularly publishes articles questioning man-made global warming.”

                      http://www.desmogblog.com/marc-morano

                    • All scientists? They cannot even produce the list of those that do support this bad science. Please show me the list of all climate scientists and those that still support your claims? The 97% has been shown, over and over, to be a lie!

                    • Sure. The national academies of science of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, the People’s Republic of China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK, Japan, Russia, the U.S, Mexico and South Africa have all literally signed off on anthropogenic climate change. The Network of African Science Academies, and the Polish Academy of Sciences have issued separate statements to the same effect. Professional scientific societies which have formally acknowledged anthropogenic climate change include the American Astronomical Society, American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Physics, American Meteorological Society, American Physical Society, American Quaternary Association, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, European Geosciences Union, European Science Foundation, Geological Society of America, Geological Society of Australia, Geological Society of London-Stratigraphy Commission, InterAcademy Council, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, International Union for Quaternary Research, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, National Research Council (US), Royal Meteorological Society, and World Meteorological Organization. Not one scientific body of national or international standing anywhere on Earth disputes anthropogenic climate change.

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                    • Of course, greenhouse gases, of which CO2 is the weakest, always cause the earth to retain heat, a greenhouse effect. But not a catastrophe. In all of the past warm periods have had CO2 LAG global temperatures

                  • You are 100% correct. Edward Bernays, who helped Wilson get the US into WW1, wrote 2 books that Joseph Goebbels used as a way to do his evil. “Crystallizing Public Opinion” 1923, and “Propaganda” 1928 acted as tools for Nazi’s. I suck at putting up links, easy to find info, so look it up if you want.

                • Adolf Hitler quotes:
                  All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it… Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.

                  Adolf Hitler quotes:
                  Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.

                  Adolf Hitler quotes:
                  The great masses of the people … will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.

                  Adolf Hitler quotes:
                  The government will make use of these powers only insofar as they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures…. The separate existence of the federal states will not be done away…. The number of cases in which an internal necessity exists for having recourse to such law is in itself a limited one.

                  Adolf Hitler quotes:
                  The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies, but would be ashamed to tell big lies.

                  Adolf Hitler quotes:
                  In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.

                • I am agnostic, 74 years old, but lately have
                  been thanking our maker about how close we
                  came to not dodging the warmmist bullet.

                  Consider, “what if”, the “LEFT” actually had
                  a climate model that worked, Say in 1985, and
                  came up with a plan; a plan that predicted
                  a global warming catastrophy, in the near future?
                  They would attack fossil fuel use as the culprit.
                  Fixate on CO2 as the main player. They would do
                  this in the knowledge that a “pause” Was on the
                  way. Modern day RAINMAKERS.

                  After they had control, there were 3 ways to go;
                  1. The climate cools. 2.Stays the same. 3. gets
                  hotter. All these outcomes would be good.Cooling,
                  stays the same,SUCCESS! Hotter, IT WAS WORSE THAN
                  WE THOUGHT!

                  A useful analogy comes from our past; The local
                  volcano starts rumbling; the shaman predicts an
                  eruption unless a pretty virgin is thrown into
                  the volcano. The virgin is thrown in; it doesn’t
                  matter then what happens; no eruption?? SUCCESS!
                  It erupts; IT WAS WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT!! the
                  shaman (Al Gore) can’t lose.Need more virgins;
                  thelast virgin wasn’t.

                  Does this sound familar?? Sportsfans, it almost
                  worked!(and it ain’t over).

            • It’s like something that is soooo bad you want to turn away but you can’t because you just can’t believe what your seeing. The funny part is they talk about cat eyes. I know no aquatic animal with cat eyes, that’s how stupid it is.

            • I enjoyed it. My take is that a few ‘climate scientists’, fueled by beer and guilt, decided to have a contest to see who could make the most ridiculous prediction and have it taken seriously. After using the magic word “COULD”, you can end the sentence with any claim you want.
              It looks like Dr. Matt Skinner won this round.

      • I go to the beach all the time. Have for the past 60 years or so. Water is still where it always was. Other than storm surges or the usual high and low tide changes (you know caused by the moon?) the ocean seems to be at the same level it always was during my lifetime. You can figure this out by where it is on the various piers. I don’t think we need to worry about growing webbed feet here in California, but I lived in Oregon for a year and thought there was a chance of it there… (BTW Why do people in the UK or in tropical locations not have webbed feet?)

        • In Ventura County, CA ocean water is creeping into the aquifers. Farmers can’t pump water anymore because the salt water poisons the land. There really is no there there, John. But I agree with your overall point that man made global warming is just another way to control the people with more taxes

      • The story comes from the British Daly Mail. A Conservative rag that regularly covers stories on ufo’s and various monsters, and ghosts.

        It is Kook Central, but Republicans love to quote from it’s stories..

    • I think all of these nut jobs go into a room and brainstorm on the most off he wall, whacked out things they can think about. They all must be laughing at some of the clever things they think about and push onto the media to see what they can get away with.

      Then once the most whacked out of their mind LSD induced fantasies make it to the news media, they go back again and come up with even stranger whacked out ideas.

      They get the federal government to give them money to create think tanks and studies laughing all the way to the bank.

    • What a crock of shít. Even IF our climate ever warmed enough to result in a “water world,” the only way humans would evolve in response to it would be if a mutation were to give a survival advantage; that is, if web-footed children were more likely to survive to reach reproductive age, then (and ONLY then) would that mutation be passed on.

      Humans evolved something much more effective: big brains that give them the ability to adapt (for example, by inventing swim fins.)

    • Actually, they just have no JOBS which makes them perfect candidates to latch onto the AGW religion. How better than to have employment where you can be wrong more than 50% of the time and still be considered an “expert”?

    • The story comes from the British Daly Mail. A Conservative rag that regularly covers stories on ufo’s and various monsters, and ghosts.

      It is Kook Central, but Republicans love to quote from it’s stories.

    • You are 100 % correct, what trash funded this crap? Follow the money and it all leads back to the power grab they are calling Climate Change.
      It is a pity when the common folk are smarter than the “scientists ” who are paid to justify their existence and must work so hard to convince us that 5+4 = 561

    • THEY ARE GETTING PAID. Gubment grants not to mention GW prevention products and donations. Like the song says, “It’s all about the meney money money. They’ll do it for the money money money.”

    • The great global warming fraud is merely the latest iteration of Marxism, the eternal fondest dream of the statists among us who yearn to have us all marching in lockstep to their spastic cadence. Hence, their calls for the doubters to be locked up, or better yet, executed. The USSR didn’t disappear – it reformed in America under the banner of “global warming.”

    • “Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
      – Hanlon’s razor [Robert J. Hanlon]

      “I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because rogues sometimes rest.” – Alexander Dumas

    • Who, precisely, is “they”? At no time over the past 20+ years have I read any credible scientific research claiming that “all the ice would be gone by 2016”. So I cannot help but wonder where you read it. Care to share that information with the rest of us?

      While you’re at it, why not provide your source that offers evidence that “the ice” “is growing”. Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. Then the scene faded from color to black and white as the camera swung 180 degrees, stopping on a medium shot of a short man with black hair wearing a perfectly tailored Kuppenheimer suit. A lit Chesterfield smoldered in his right hand as he addressed the camera in deep sonorous tones that belied his lack of height:

    “Submitted for your approval, an excursion to a country that was once a shining beacon of science in search of the truth but which is now the province of outlandish headline-grabbing unsubstantiated claims, a nation once known as the United States of America but with each passing day becomes more and more a part of The Twilight Zone.”

  3. lol, if you believe in darwinian evolution then you know it wouldn’t even affect modern man according to the theory – it was survival of the fittest, but modern technology makes practically everyone equally likely to survive and mate. not to mention unnatural births such as in vitro which are more and more common.

  4. Hilarious. These idiots ought to be writing for Hollywood. According to algore the world should be uninhabitable. Instead, he’s on his 100 foot houseboat generating carbon on his jet airplane and planting a tree as penance. We got schlonged by gore and these global climate retards.

  5. “Warning, being a Kool Aid drinking Lib can cause absolute idiocy”!

    And for an encore, tomorrow these brainiacs will report pigs are growing wings to fly over the rising seas!

    Sheesh! When will this nonsense end?

  6. I guess the author has a point….all we need to do is to look at the fish like or water fowl mutations that have occurred in South Pacific islanders that have occurred during the eons these people have lived in almost total isolation….oh wait.

  7. I’m not a scientist like Dr. Skinner, but I think humans are more apt to evolve into the fat blob people as dipicted in the movie WALL-E. Now, University of Kent, send me some grant money so I can prepare for my next study,”How liberals will learn to breathe through their butts”.

  8. Humans are adept at adapting to unusual environmental conditions using technology for anything like this to ever be likely unless there is a total collapse of human mental capacity. Although based on this article I wouldn’t be surprised if it were happening. I’m sure the author would find a way to blame that on global warming as well….

  9. LOL
    As a boy growing up in the U.S. I wouldn’t have believed that grownups were so damned gullible.
    Funny what a few decades can do to one’s perceptions.
    As my Mama would say, “You can’t fix stupid”.

  10. Dear EnviroTards…
    FYI, any rise in GLOBAL temperatures will FIRST OF ALL increase the rate of evaporation of water from the oceans, which are 3/4 of the surface area of the planet. This will INEVITABLY RESULT in an INCREASE IN PRECIPITATION worldwide. This will (a) DECREASE desert areas worldwide; (b) INCREASE crop yields worldwide; (c) INCREASE SNOWMASS ACCUMULATION in the polar regions, which will (d) REMOVE water from the oceans, and DECREASE the level of oceans worldwide. Deal with it.

  11. The word “Experts” is being used a lot. We can probably save some grant dollars by stopping funding of these “experts”…

    I expect the Ice Age guy to look like a polar bear. It would be fitting if we could swim miles in an icy sea and kill seals with a single punch of our hand. But, that didn’t really happen either, did it?

    Mothers have had children for thousands of years, yet they have not developed extra arms or real “eyes in the back of the head”.

  12. Welcome to the age of MYSTERY BABYLON. The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. People no longer differentiate between right and wrong, male or female, truth or lies, or anything else requiring intellect. They consider themselves enlightened, but they are enlightened with spiritual ignorance and confused beyond comprehension, and it was all foretold centuries ago.

  13. I knew the real “debate” was over when the reference changed from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change.” Is there ever a time in the last billion years or so, the climate didn’t change?

    More Solyndra!

  14. The oceans of planet earth already host a plethora of marine mammal species. None of them have gills. None of them have cat’s eyes.

    No “scientist” would be free to generate such useless baloney without a government grant in his/her pocket. That’s the travesty.

  15. In order for this to happen, the miniscule number of people born with a certain very rare mutation (i.e., webbed feet) would have to gain such a strong survival advantage over people with normal feet that they would crowd them out of existence. The genes that dictate the growth of normal feet would have to disappear from the human race. Not even the staunchest evolutionist could consider this a real possibility. This article is absolute nonsense.

  16. The writers are already suffering from too much water on their brains, which obviously have become sponges. Perhaps they are high on drugs when they write these articles? Or perhaps there is some other lame excuse.

  17. “Scientists” warn of navigable Arctic routes opening and increases in growing seasons and crop yields. There is a consensus that man-caused global warm.. climate chan… climate bullying can possibly cause too much human joy and prosperity. The only hope in maintaining a constant level of mediocrity and sorrow is to temper any positive effects that pleasant weather may have with a spirit-crushing tax on anyone with a smile on their face. /SNARKOFF/

  18. I doubt if we would develop gills. I suspect it would me more along the lines of Cetacean adaptations.
    Amazing that these idiots are getting paid to come up with this crap.
    Someone has too much time on their hands and they are being funded by people with too much money and not enough brains.

  19. These people clearly have no clue how evolution works, nor do they understand the impact of sexual selection on how humans look today and will look in the future. Webbed feet will have to be very sexy to be selected (if it can even escape the impact of the Pill, which is the most important driver of human evolution today).

        • Millions of years, during which time the Earth could go through at least another full glaciation cycle, significant progression through the Milankovitch cycles, and any number of other unpredictable effects from geologic, extraterrestrial, or galactic causes, which would render moot, and therefore likely unsuccessful, any mutations putatively caused by environmental stressors like Waterworld.

          It should be remembered that we are currently in a relative paradise on Earth with respect to its climatic history, during which humans have arrived to their present state. We are now past the warmest and biologically ideal part of the Holocene, and the planet has been slowly cooling overall during the most prolific time of modern H. sapiens. The next climatic extreme that will theaten life on the planet is a colder world with less water. If we survive the next cold-world bottleneck, we are just as likely to evolve with flint palms and steel fingernails, and susceptibility to the world’s microscopic pathogens all over again.

      • Darwin wrote extensively about natural selection (eg “survival of the fittest”), and about sexual selection. Look it up. Example: Human females have enlarged breasts not because of survival of the fittest (on the contrary), but because of sexual selection. Other mammals have enlarged breasts ONLY when they breast feed

  20. O M G !!! The left wing has gone completely off the deep end. That’s why they’ll need the “webbed feet”!

    They’ve already grown forked tongues from their ridiculous muttering; it was just a matter of time before they grew webbed feet and spiked tails.

  21. By far one of the most idiotic articles written in my lifetime. First off, you have to prove global warming even exists. All the actual data regarding global warming has been proven false. You cannot argue that factual data has proven that you global warmest’s have been proven dead phucking wrong. so stop drawing pictures of webbed feet when you cannot even prove your science. I feel like we are living amongst clowns.

  22. Are these the same geographically-illiterate fools who produced that ridiculous film years ago showing images of how the US would start to disappear under the ocean…with Nevada somehow being underwater while the Plains, some 2000 feet lower in avg elevation would still be dry?

  23. This article is proof that “Global Warming” believers are truly insane. Al Gore has been proven to be a charlatan, and “Global Warming scientists” have admitted to lying about their beliefs, now this. What a bunch of idiots.

  24. Now, let’s not all jump to uneducated rash decisions about the validity of this study. There may be merit to it. We need to shovel more taxpayer funded grants into these institutions to further this research.

                • I can go back 13 years anytime I want. It was to take down Hussein’s regime. No, not for oil, although Iraq should and easily could have paid us back for our services using their oil production. Did you just wake up, Rumpelstiltskin?

                    • Did you forget about the numerous UN Resolutions, some going back to the early 1990’s, of which he was in defiant violation? Did you forget about the three card monte he was playing with the UN weapons inspectors? Did you forget about the videos of his henchmen teaching suspected Iraqi hom osexuals and other enemies of the regime to fly from 4th floor rooftops? Did you forget about his barbaric sons operating rape rooms and torture chambers? He had terrorized millions of Iraqis for decades, and killed hundreds of thousands. After he was caught, he was charged by his own people and found guilty of crimes against humanity. Do you have any idea why? Or were you asleep for the past 30 years? What do you think is propaganda? I suspect that the simple truth is just too much for you to process.

                    • Do you ever wonder about how much news and information you miss, and are thus completely oblivious to, because of the sources you trust to decide what you should and shouldn’t know? For over three years after the fall of Baghdad, our troops, as well as engineers from coalition forces, were finding remnant caches of chemical munitions of various types and states of deterioration throughout the country, totaling in the tons, and all of it dangerous in the wrong hands. We were also aware that much larger stockpiles were likely moved by trucks out of northern Iraq into Syria prior to the invasion. Is it any wonder to you why Salon, HuffPo, and the rest of the left-wing media never told you about any of that, or a surprise to anyone else that you wouldn’t lift a finger to find out for yourself? You can go back in time to review it too, since you apparently didn’t live through it the first time.

                    • Oh, so you have got all the information, never missed anything, and have the “correct” sources! Awesome! Who is the “correct” source? The US Gov or it’s fascist media organizations?

  25. “The interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees” – Al Gore 2009

    These globalist liars push international taxes, international socialism, population control, and the nation merging agenda.

    The World Bank (UN finance institution) and IMF are based in Washington DC (both created at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference.).

    Visit the websites of these globalist institutions:

    United Nations
    Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
    Council of Councils (CFR Initiative)
    Trilateral Commission

  26. More Hollywood Science…..Still trying to justify the most expensive movie ever Waterworld….
    The polar ice caps have completely melted, and the sea level has risen over 25,000 feet, covering nearly all the land. The film illustrates this with an unusual variation on the Universal logo, which begins with the usual image of Earth, but shows the planet’s water levels gradually rising and the polar ice caps melting until nearly all the land is submerged. The plot of the film centers on an otherwise nameless antihero, “The Mariner”, a drifter who sails the Earth in his trimaran and has developed gills and webbed appendages. …..

  27. If there is indeed “climate change (since people found out that “warming” was a hoax) humans will not adapt as hypothesized. How long has the appendix been superfluous and yet we are still born with one?
    It’s all a lot of hype over nothing.

  28. I feel blessed that I don’t personally know any of these loonies. I cringe at the thought of having to listen to them. I would really like to see a picture of them all gathered together. Maybe go to the “situation room” at the WH, huh.

  29. Well, my computer models prove that as the waters rise because of global warming, people move to higher ground and, thus, grow feathers. With feathers and webbed feet, we will be able to travel without airplanes or cars, and fish without boats. Our carbon footprint will be minimal.

    Not to mention that we will more easily hunt side-hill gougers.

    You like that?

  30. Lamarckian bullshit. Does not work. Natural selection not changes due to environment . If no changes occur , at random , that fit the new environment and are not passed on by a successful individual, then extinction. Climate change scientists are not scientists at all but paid political puppets. Their lack of knowledge is clear in this article and lack of understanding , The theory of evolution, which basically is natural selection or survival of the fittest.

  31. In a warmer world our noses would evolve bigger to warm the air? Isn’t that a contradiction?
    These progressives were encouraged in this GW nonsense by the widespread acceptance of evolution theory. If life evolved from the same single cell life form the theory’s survival of the fittest preludes diversity.

  32. I FIRMLY BELIEVE that the person who wrote this article did so while drunk or high and was watching ‘WATERWORLD’ ! Thats is the only logical explanation.
    SHHHHHH but the truth is that people have been born with webbed feet for centuries ! It is a know mutation. Hmmmm wonder what caused that to happen before Climate Change/Global Warming ?

  33. Science is really wallowing in a back water that rivals the Dark Ages! No one in the community realizes that no matter what they manipulate, stipulate regarding anything having to do with the earth the final outcome will never be what they predict, never, chaos theory will take care of all their silly notions. Earth has been around for millions of years, undergone catastrophic destruction and reconstructed itself and survived just fine. Man will have little impact, a mere blip on the screen one million years from now. Not to worry folks, just relax.

  34. The liberals that spread this bullshit already have webbed brains, for the record there is zero fossil evidence to support evolution. My biggest concern is all the crazy Muslims infiltration of America, name one good Muslim accomplishment, now name the bad ones.

  35. The Climate Cult is the result of too much wealth and power falling into the hands of a global oligarchy class with severe substance abuse problems. The Cult is being driven by the drug addled idiocy of the un-elected billionaire classes. The politicians carry out this insanity because most politicians are utter prostitutes.

  36. More BULL$#!% from the worshippers of climate change hysteria. More scaremongering (and this one is wild!) in order to obtain more government funding for climate change research. Frauds and charlatans, all of them.

  37. Insanity has broken out. If the climate change nuts were right their evolution theory using millions of years the plant would be unlivable before any changes took place. Using their own theories disproves all but the fact that they are just plain wrong.

  38. One single person claimed he lost his home to rising sea level. I forget the atoll.
    The claim was debunked when study showed his land was sinking compared to land around it.

    Zero people lost houses to our ‘rising’ seas so far. Zero.

  39. You know the even sadder part about this whole piece of garbage that I loosely call an article, there is an “editor” out there that gave his/her blessing to print this garbage.
    This has to be a joke, right??

  40. Just the mere thought of Global Warming seems to melt peoples brains. LOL, this is possibly the stupidest thing I have read to date. THen again, it is just a few days until the Boricals prediction of the end of the world happens?

  41. Global warming enthusiasm causes brain damage, as this sort of article clearly reveals. We must stop ‘global warming advocates’ and ‘global warming evangelism’ at all costs. Clearly they have lost their sanity, eh?

  42. Hey Libs,
    Seas have risen .001mm in 20+ yrs, temps have ‘changed’ .03 degrees in the last 100 yrs, polar bears were to be extinct by now, glaciers to be gone, hundreds of billions ‘spent’. Funny thing is, you libs ‘stay the course’. Can ya be any dumber?

  43. Almost none of the so-called “true believers” of global warming are willing to do even the smallest things that they claim are REQUIRED to “save the planet”. They all continue to drive cars, fly around the country, use electrical devices, consume energy and products derived from petroleum, etc. They want everyone else to “stop destroying the planet” yet they prefer to do nothing other than troll-post hatefully all over the internet how “global warming is real” and that “deniers” need to be silenced. The word “hypocrite” cannot adequately describe a person like this.

    • Never, too many sheep and too many $billions$ in play. It’s a way to tax more. From starting with ‘oil recycle’ taxes to carbon taxes, emissions, save the whatever, and hundreds of hidden ‘clean, green, excise, fee, etc, etc.
      It will not end.

  44. If this is the same web site that I think it is then it is the same web site that had a clown write an article stating that “we, as human beings” are destroying space by looking up into the sky a few years back.
    I think someone, somewhere is being very facetious and wrote this piece just to elicit a charge out of its readers.
    If that is not the reason then someone has taken one too many joint shotguns up the nose!!!

  45. Could global warming – possibly – cause alarmist Libbies to develop brains, as well?

    One cannot help but marvel at the literal explosion of imbecility over the fraudulent, fantasist, latest Earth Threatening Crisis in Libbies’ endless list of such crises….

    – snark

  46. This is childish. The theory of evolution states that a species will change when certain small changes result in some individuals of that species having more offspring, which then increases the number of individuals in the next generation that have that change.

    Specifically, if some humans had slight webbing in their feet, AND that resulted in those humans having more offspring than those with lesser webbing on their feet, after perhaps a few thousand years of that we’d see humans with more webbing on their feet.

    The key ingredient that is missing is that there is no reason to expect individuals with slightly greater webbing in their feet to have more offspring than lesser webbed individuals, generation after generation, for thousands of years.

  47. We need legal-authority to eternally shame the bloodline of the person who came up with this, starting 100 years from now, as we look back at this silly “primitive” prediction… Remember when they swore up and down that the world was flat?!?… Sort of like looking back at those pieces of scientific history while in the 21st Century.

  48. It’s the AXIS, stupid! While we do carry the genes to allow this if they are turned on, this will not happen when the weather cycles warmer again, this will only happen to people dumb enough to believe in man-made global warming, that Obama and Hillary don’t lie, little green men in flying saucers, and Big Foot (actually its big foot in mouth – think Slick Willie and Bozo Biden).

  49. Now see, these kind of people that spout these nonsense fear tactics should be laughed at and made fun of publicly. They should be ridiculed as morons in any public place they dare show their faces. Their family should be made to understand they have imbeciles representing their name to the world. This made me laugh out loud it was so over the top ridiculous.

  50. We may begin developing web appendages, but it won’t be because of global warming. It will be caused by genetically modified food that filters into our DNA. You definitely won’t see Obama issuing an EO banning GMO foods like they do abroad.

  51. Those who speak…as they mistakenly believe…so authoritatively on the non-issue of “global warming” apparently don’t realize that they’re looking at a relative eye-blink in geologic time. Over the 4.5 BILLION year history of Mother Earth, the global temperature has been both massively warmer and colder than the present…and is in a constant state of flux. The human species has survived both and will likely continue to adapt to whatever changes nature presents.

    The bottom line is that there is no “ideal” global temperature…except in the IPCC’s delusional perception.

  52. I love stories like this because they illustrate the absurdity of the left in its desire to change the world order through massive new taxes based on hype and fear. This may be the most bizarre example of the loonieness of the proposition to promote man made global warming.

  53. more garbage from the “scientists” as a computer scientist I wish I had the luxury of being so wrong…I have to be 100% correct everytime or the experiment just doesn’t work and I have to re-think my methods. Seems as as long as you tow the party line anything goes. Boy did I pick the wrong field….

  54. How funny! I needed a laugh this morning, and this little number did the trick. I do find it amazing, though, that the “warmies” have the determination to keep whipping this dead horse. This guy has a huge imagination, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s fueled by a government grant of some kind. Nobody would spend their time coming up with this kind of nonsense on their own.

  55. Seriously??? Even if this was a possibility how many generations of mutations would it take? They would be better served with gills than web feet though.
    We would run out of oil (a NON-renewable resource) long before the worst case scenarios of the alarmists could ever take place.

    If I didn’t know better, I’d bet that the author was a product of the “stellar” US Public Education System.

  56. This planet is mostly water already and we don’t have webbed feet. Its because humans do not live or spend much time in water and do not and will not ever need them in the future for the same reason we don’t need them now. Even if the entire planet floods folks wont have webbed feet because most people dot spend much time swimming to move around and that’s why nobody needs webbed feet. Is it a contest to come up with the most ridiculous unprovable headlines these days?

  57. More liberal-tarded nonsense on the phony change in weather or climate. Look folks it gets cold in the winter, nice in the spring, hot in the summer and nice in the fall.

    It is just plain weather. There is little to nothing mankind can do about it.

    Shalom

  58. This is totally amazing when the facts are so simple:

    CO2 is a “trace gas” in air and is insignificant by definition. It absorbs 1/7th as much IR, heat energy, from sunlight per molecule as water vapor which has 188 times as many molecules capturing 1200 times as much heat producing 99.8% of all “global warming.” CO2 does only 0.2% of it. For this we should destroy our economy, starve the world, cause hunger, riots and wars?

    There is no “greenhouse effect” in an atmosphere. A greenhouse has a solid, clear cover trapping heat. The atmosphere does not trap heat as gas molecules cannot form surfaces to work as greenhouses that admit and reflect energy depending on sun angle. Gases do not form surfaces as their molecules are not in contact.

    The Medieval Warming from 800 AD to 1300 AD Micheal Mann erased for his “hockey stick” was several Fahrenheit degrees warmer than anything “global warmers” fear. It was 500 years of world peace and abundance, longest ever.

    Vostock Ice Core data analysis show CO2 rises followed temperature by 800 years 19 times in 450,000 years. Therefore temperature change is cause and CO2 change is effect. This alone refutes the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.

    Methane is called “a greenhouse gas 20 to 500 times more potent than CO2,” by Heidi Cullen and Jim Hansen, but it is not per the energy absorption chart at the American Meteorological Society. It has an absorption profile very similar to nitrogen which is classified “transparent” to IR, heat waves and is only present to 18 ppm. “Vegans” blame methane in cow flatulence for global warming in their war against meat consumption.

    Carbon combustion generates 80% of our energy. Control and taxing of carbon would give the elected ruling class more power and money than anything since the Magna Carta of 1215 AD.

    Most scientists and science educators work for tax supported institutions. They are eager to help government raise more money for them and they love being seen as “saving the planet.”

    Read the whole story in “Vapor Tiger” at Amazon.com, Kindle $2.99 including a free Kindle reading program for your computer.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for clarity.

    • Now the real facts:

      The Earth’s climate system receives most of its heat in the form of visible light from the sun, and radiates that heat away to space as infrared radiation. The atmosphere consists mostly of gases with two atoms (O₂ and N₂) which are effectively transparent to infrared radiation, but with a small proportion of gases with three or more atoms (CO₂, CH₄, N₂O, H₂O etc.) which absorb infrared and are referred to as ‘greenhouse gases’.

      The presence of these gases allows the atmosphere to absorb some of the Earth’s radiated heat and be warmed by it, all the way down to the surface, creating the observed 33°C temperature gradient between the surface and the top of the atmosphere. This is what sustains our habitable climate, and it is referred to as the ‘greenhouse effect’.

      CO₂ is the most significant greenhouse gas because it is responsible for around 80% of the forcing which sustains the greenhouse effect. The remaining 20% comes from the other non-condensing greenhouse gases which are present in much lower concentrations in the atmosphere.

      This is why our large emissions of greenhouse gases are having such a large and rapid warming impact on the climate.

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  59. I see that some scientist will say and do anything to keep the taxpayers’ money flowing into their pockets. This isn’t anything but science fiction. With scientist like this, they are quickly losing their credibility.

  60. Al Gore’s been clucking like Chicken Little, and that’s happened recently. The webbed feet thing is likely happening to us right now, given the rate of Gore’s metamorphosis. We’re doomed to evolve into frogs ? That might be a good thing when all the glaciers melt, and Obama’s failed at forcing the seas to recede. Flat Earth stuff folks, flat Earth stuff. ;-}

  61. Leftist weirdos (redundant, I know) love evolution, so what’s the problem? Shouldn’t they be having a party to celebrate webbed feet? Otherwise, it is offensive and hurtful – and certainly not inclusive to those with differently shaped feet.