Putting these to rest
A) Doubt that a warming trend is occurring at all.
The question is not exact enough for an answer.
B)Agree that there is a warming trend but doubt that it is significantly driven by human activity
Can’t be answered for same reason
C)Agree that there is a warming trend that is significantly driven by human activity, but that we are choosing the wrong solutions.
Can’t be answered same reason.
“A warming trend” is not scientific. My skepticism is specific, about many things being claimed, based on the basic global warming theory. BGWT
Claims about the BGWT, using computer models, and even old fashioned calculations, were the first thing I looked at.
In the ten years since that epic winter, a lot more data has been gathered. One thing that BGWT definitely predicts (not a projection) is the most warming will be observed in winter, with the most warming happening over land, at extra tropical latitudes, and high elevations. And at night.
This is simple to explain. CO2 caused warming (carbon) is supposed to be happening where water vapor (WV) isn’t overwhelming any carbon effect. WV usually dominates any carbon heating, the original objection to the BGWT
Plass and others brought the theory back showing a carbon effect at high altitudes, where the dry air is free from WV, and this led to calculations and the BGWT coming back as the main driver of climate change (explaining the ice ages)
So while the ice ages were once again explained by the BGWT, a water vapor feedback was added to try and explain some of the unsolved parts of the theory.
The biggest problem was, and still is, how can an ice age start the glacier building phase when carbon is at the peak levels? Just because the AGW theory replaced BGWT as the dominating factor, did not make this huge problem go away.
If you are objecting already to these statements, which is most often the case, you may get be in over your head already.
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