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Debunking the Deniers of Global Warming

Global Warming Denial
Liars




The Ignorance and Dishonesty of the “Fabius Maximus” Website
fabiusmaximus dot com


Global Warming Deniers claim that Global Warming is a hoax/fraud/scam.
They lie, they are willfully ignorant, and they are wrong.





   The reason that the phrases “Anti-science” and ”Global Warming Deniers” are used is that the “Anti-science Deniers” ignore demonstrable evidence, and fabricate stories and “facts” that are not true. This is best illustrated by an example of the ignorance and dishonesty of a typical Global Warming Denier Website:
fabiusmaximus dot com

   In regard to the name of the website, Global Warming Deniers frequently hide behind pseudonyms and don't reveal their true identity. (Out of embarrassment?) In this respect, the Fabius Maximus website is a typical example.



Typical Fabius Maximus Ignorance and Dishonesty


   On Jan. 8, 2015 the Fabius Maximus website ran another of their Global Warming Denier rants. This time it was a rerun of their “global warming has paused/stopped” assertion.
fabiusmaximus dot com/2015/01/08/global-warming-climate-change-science-pause-75979/

   Characteristically, Global Warming Deniers are willfully ignorant and/or lie, and the “Editor of the Fabius Maximus website” appears to be no different. This willful ignorance and dishonesty  was demonstrated by the “Editor’s” comments following the main article.

The two “PrintScreen” images below are from this webpage.

The first image (below) shows a comment that I posted in regard to the Fabius Maximus Global Warming Denial rant.

My comment on the Fabius Maximus web page

(Click on image for a large vesion.)


The next image (below) shows the follow-up comment by the “Editor of the Fabius Maximus website”.

A
            reply by the “Editor of the Fabius Maximus website”

(Click on image for a large version)


In particular, notice the “Only slightly” and “The seas have been rising for thousands of years.” statements by the “Editor of the Fabius Maximus website”.



“Only Slightly”

Status of the world’s glaciers as measured by
          Switzerland’s World Glacier monitoring Service

Source:
Switzerland’s World Glacier Monitoring Service
http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

The graph above shows what is happening to the mass/size of the world's glaciers.

And how does the “Editor of the Fabius Maximus website” respond to “the world’s glaciers continue to melt”?

The answer as per the typical GWD’s “Alternate Reality” is: “Only slightly”.


Global Warming Deniers live in an alternate
          reality.



Here are two Google Earth views illustrating the “Only Slightly” amount of glacial melting from 2003 to 2011.

   The Upsala Glacier is one of the larger outflow glaciers from the Southern Patagonia Icefield. The two pictures below were generated by Google Earth. The yellow line was generated by Google Earth’s distance measuring tool, and is over two miles long. The small blue squares show where people have taken photographs.

Upsala Glacier in 2003

The picture above shows the Upsala Glacier as of May 11, 2003.


The Upsala Glacier in 2011

   The picture above shows the Upsala Glacier as of Dec. 28, 2011. Icebergs and many smaller ice fragments are floating on a lake which now occupies the former location of the glacier.

(As of the current (Feb. 11, 2014) Google Earth view, the glacier has melted back out of view of the area shown in these pictures.)

If Global Warming stopped/paused in 1998 (or whatever date GWDs want to use), what caused the Upsala Glacier to melt back over 2 miles from 2003 to 2011?


Also please see:
Poll: Young Voters Call Climate Deniers "Ignorant," "Out of Touch," "Crazy"
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/07/poll-young-voters-climate-lcv



“The seas have been rising for thousands of years.”

The second item of interest is this assertion by the “Editor of the Fabius Maximus website”:
“The seas have been rising for thousands of years”

Wkipedia's chart showing sea level over the past
          24,000 years.

   The picture above shows Wikipedia's web page tabulating the historical sea level. The original page can be seen here. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Post-Glacial_Sea_Level.png

   Instead of “The seas have been rising for thousands of years”, the actual record shows that sea level had been remarkable stable for the last 7,000 years - up until the last century. The earth’s human population had trusted this historical stability when they assumed there wouldn’t be a problem if they built cities next to the oceans.

   The graph below is from Columbia University's sea level web page at http://www.columbia.edu/~mhs119/SeaLevel/ (The link is same as I posted in the comments.)

Columbia University's graph showing sea level for
          recent history

   The rate of sea level rise has quintupled in the last 100 years. If you look closely at the graph (or at the more detailed recent portion of it at http://sealevel.colorado.edu/ (below)) , current measurements of sea level show readings are above the recent steepest part of the trend line. The rate of sea level rise is accelerating.

Sea level over the past couple of decades


   This acceleration of sea level rise can also be seen in NOAA's tracking of sea level rise. Their data (which does not include a Glacial Isostatic Adjustment) up to two years ago showed the rate of sea level rise at 2.8 mm/yr.

The old rate of sea level rise

   The current NOAA chart at http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/sod/lsa/SeaLevelRise/LSA_SLR_timeseries.php
shows the rate of sea level rise is 2.9 mm/yr. Instead of the rate of “sea level rise slowed slightly in the past few years”, the actual observations show that the rate of sea level rise has accelerated.

Current rate of sea level rise from NOAA





Finally, we should take a look at what has been happening to the earth's temperature as measured by old fashion physical thermometers.

The NOAA temperature record


The temperature record is from NOAA's National Climate Data Center - NCDC is the world’s largest provider of weather and climate data.
Data at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php





The top of this web page states:
"Global Warming Deniers claim that Global Warming is a hoax/fraud/scam.
They lie, they are willfully ignorant, and they are wrong."

The purpose of this web page is to provide evidence to show that:
"They lie, they are willfully ignorant, and they are wrong."

Also, please see:
The “Global Warming Stopped in 1998” Lie
http://www.durangobill.com/GwdLiars/GwdGlobalWarmingStoppedIn1998.html




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