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By William Dykeman i hope so i dont trust to buy on the internet, at some time society will break down and life will go retro we need to preserve old ways to survive
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By Kirby Liberty Harris But the old ways of your time are still not suited for real survival, still dependent on a system. Most of the people of new economy or the old of yours and your parents times dont know how to survive without those systems.
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By William Dykeman my dsd was 9 his job on fridays was to cut the chickens head off pluck it and hand it to his mom for sunday dinner he described in graphic detail to me how he did it at 9 at 15 he paid rent had a job and paid for his own clothes i think you are rigt few will survive i am old i dont want to even try, i figure i'll be dead in five years and that makes me very happy i had a good run and a very comfortable amusing life, golbal warming is going to scorch most of the earth in 20 years i dont want to be here, if you are then god bless you the world is now yours and you are welcome to it
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Agree, all but the global warming part.
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By William Dykeman the only part with evidence for it and you dont accept it
you are insane
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By Kirby Liberty Harris There is no evidence of global warming. There is climate change going on. It is and has always gone on. And none of it has to do with human activity.
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By William Dykeman Apophenia (/æpoʊˈfiːniə/) is the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things.[1] The term (German: Apophänie) was coined by psychiatrist Klaus Conrad in his 1958 publication on the beginning stages of schizophrenia.[2] He defined it as "unmotivated seeing of connections [accompanied by] a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness".[3][4] He described the early stages of delusional thought as self-referential, over-interpretations of actual sensory perceptions, as opposed to hallucinations.[1][5]

Apophenia has come to imply a universal human tendency to seek patterns in random information, such as gambling.[4]
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By William Dykeman The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling:
Global temperature rise
The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century
The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.4 Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with the five warmest years on record taking place since 2010. Not only was 2016 the warmest year on record, but eight of the 12 months that make up the year — from January through September, with the exception of June — were the warmest on record for those respective months. 5
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By William Dykeman The evidence for rapid climate change is compelling:
Global temperature rise
The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century
The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.4 Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with the five warmest years on record taking place since 2010. Not only was 2016 the warmest year on record, but eight of the 12 months that make up the year — from January through September, with the exception of June — were the warmest on record for those respective months. 5
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By William Dykeman Shrinking ice sheets
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost an average of 281 billion tons of ice per year between 1993 and 2016, while Antarctica lost about 119 billion tons during the same time period. The rate of Antarctica ice mass loss has tripled in the last decade.7
Image: Flowing meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet

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Glacial retreat
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.8
Image: The disappearing snowcap of Mount Kilimanjaro, from space.

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Decreased snow cover
Satellite observations reveal that the amount of spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased over the past five decades and that the snow is melting earlier
Satellite observations reveal that the amount of spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased over the past five decades and that the snow is melting earlier.9
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Sea level rise
Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century. The rate in the last two decades, however, is nearly double that of the last century and is accelerating slightly every year
Global sea level rose about 8 inches in the last century. The rate in the last two decades, however, is nearly double that of the last century and is accelerating slightly every year.10
Image: Republic of Maldives: Vulnerable to sea level rise

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Declining Arctic sea ice
Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades
Both the extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice has declined rapidly over the last several decades.11
Image: Visualization of the 2012 Arctic sea ice minimum, the lowest on record

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Extreme events
Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world — including in the Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and Africa.
The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 1950. The U.S. has also witnessed increasing numbers of intense rainfall events.12
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By William Dykeman Ocean acidification
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent
Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of surface ocean waters has increased by about 30 percent.13,14 This increase is the result of humans emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and hence more being absorbed into the oceans. The amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans is increasing by about 2 billion tons per year.15,16
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References
IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Summary for Policymakers

B.D. Santer et.al., “A search for human influences on the thermal structure of the atmosphere,” Nature vol 382, 4 July 1996, 39-46

Gabriele C. Hegerl, “Detecting Greenhouse-Gas-Induced Climate Change with an Optimal Fingerprint Method,” Journal of Climate, v. 9, October 1996, 2281-2306

V. Ramaswamy et.al., “Anthropogenic and Natural Influences in the Evolution of Lower Stratospheric Cooling,” Science 311 (24 February 2006), 1138-1141

B.D. Santer et.al., “Contributions of Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing to Recent Tropopause Height Changes,” Science vol. 301 (25 July 2003), 479-483.

In the 1860s, physicist John Tyndall recognized the Earth's natural greenhouse effect and suggested that slight changes in the atmospheric composition could bring about climatic variations. In 1896, a seminal paper by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius first predicted that changes in the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could substantially alter the surface temperature through the greenhouse effect.

https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Lol, most of the warming is part of a normal heating up that is part of the natural cycle. There is no proof any changes are manmade. What is manmade is a lot of the data, much has be shown to be fraudulent or manipulated.
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By William Dykeman how do you know that? are you a scientist? or is that just your wishful thinking?
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By William Dykeman you have a peer review study that shows that do you?
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By Kirby Liberty Harris I know it, because I research all sides and make up my own mind. How do you know the claims you post are correct?
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By William Dykeman no you dont you cherry pick you suffer from bias confirmation
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By Kirby Liberty Harris No that's you
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By William Dykeman i know you are but what am i? nya nya! seriously is that what i reduced you to? i claim victory