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  1. Leigh Skene says:

    Congratulations on an excellent essay on climate Change

  2. R. ARONSON says:

    note: for some reason, only caps appear WHEN I TYPE AND MY CAPS LOCK IS OFF.
    BEFORE THE END OF The LIA (IT IS A PROCESS AND DOESN’T SWITCH OVERNIGHT), WE WOULD EXPECT NATURAL WARMING TO OCCUR:
    1. hOW MUCH NATURAL WARMING?
    2. hOW LONG WILL THE NATURAL WARMING PERIOD LAST?
    3. DETERMINATION OF THE NATURAL co2 EMISSIONS FROM HUMAN CAUSED EMISSIONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE MUST BE SCIENTIFICALLY ACHIEVED AND A PERCENTAGE NOT BE PULLED FROM SOMEONES BUTT.

    uNTIL THESE POINTS CAN BE ANSWERED, CAGW IS JUST NOT SCIENTIFICALLY VALID.

  3. bruce T paulson says:

    fair use of quaternary science normally incites climate alarmists, hell-bent on saving the planet from capitalists.
    appears that fires can be opportunity, not doom.
    replanting risks group screaming: “exploitation of cheap labor”
    who has the answer?

  4. Matt says:

    INTERESTING DISCUSSION. GLAD TO SEE A MORE FACTUAL PRESENTATION ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING (OR COOLING) RATHER THAN THE USUAL EMOTIONAL PRESENTATIONS. i DON’T HAVE THE SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND TO ARGUE WITH THE PRESENTATION but i HAVE LONG BEEN SUSPICIOUS ABOUT THE CURRENT CAUSES OF OUR GLOBAL WARMING and this does an interesting job of providing some perspective. The problem most of us have is the time frame. With events involving mother nature the time frame is typically well beyond our life times. Thousands of years are involved. We want everything in real time…witness Our obsession with quarterly financial reports. I do think current simulations should be cause for concern and I also remember that Fluorocarbons were first simulated then related to the ozone hole, so taking clues from these simulations can be important. I appreciate being presented with an alternate view.

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  6. John Fitzpatrick says:

    Very informative.
    Thanks for this.

  7. chuck says:

    Very interesting “big-picture” overview. granting that dr. bonnicksen’s comments are factually correct, they primarily demonstrate how complex the global environment is and how little we actually know about it. nevertheless, the factual characterization of the “big-picture” does not prove that mankind is not a contributor to “little-picture” transient effects. Dr. Ruddiman, another environmental scientist, argues in his book that mankind does contribute to climate change, primarily due to mankind’s land clearing due to population growth. regardless, it seems clear that CIVILIZATION must promote environmental cleanup and more intelligent land use for its own protection.

  8. Alan east says:

    80% of fires are deliberately lit. In australIa like the N-w of the usa our bushfires create so much co2 & destruction of Wildlife; birds take 7 years to resume their habitat & to start pollination & eating insects. Our forests are evergreen, the leaves are rough & contain tannins to prevent things eating them.
    Rather than concentrate on fighting fires, in hot weather should send up drones with cameras to capture arsonisTs & proActively prevent fires.

  9. Larry dunbar,phd says:

    An great discussion on the history and causes of global warming and cooling. But do not see the logic in this article. The author shows that mans activities contribute a minute amount to carbon emissions effects. This does not support his conclusions that are focused on saving the forests from forest fires.

  10. Thomas wolf says:

    “Yet—that great sucking sound you hear is me inhaling deeply”

    You can exhale a large and ironic volume of carbon dioxide now, You are among friends

  11. Irwin says:

    It is nice to read a fact-based account of the major factors that have influenced our climate over thousands of years. Unfortunately the belief that our actions are causing every change in the weather seems to have taken the fervor of a religious belief strong enough to “burn the dissenters” lately, which means our civilization may inflict a lot of economic damage before people step back and re-examine the facts. Thanks for standing up and not letting the inevitable emotional backlash you would get in many circles today stop you from sharing this well founded perspective on climate change, and some more rationale and productive ways we can improve our environment.

  12. D Feuerbach says:

    Perspective is always good, Agreed.

    Problem is the speed of change this time around.
    PLease have a look at the attached infographic (your have to scroll down to present tense): https://xkcd.com/1732/
    1.) NOw tell me the change in speed is not very suspicious…
    2.) Also: Let’s not be mislead: Just because there are other causes does not mean by significant reductions in CO2 emission growth, we cannot avert / MItigate negative consequences.
    3.) Also let’s not fall for: If we can’T keep warming below 2 °C , then we might as well stop all efforts. Truth is: Less is better, no matter the level…
    Better as in: Fewer deaths from Floods, Hurricanes, droughts, starvation and lower numbers of refugees

  13. Bob Myers says:

    This should be required reading in our High Schools. We need to have more informed dialogue on this subject, not more emotional rantings from people with progressive, anti-growth agendas.

  14. greg mackie says:

    I too have been very SUSPICIOUS concerning man caused climate change. The best information I have come across is “an inconvenient deception” by Roy spencer. I’m really not interested in investing my money in so called “green energy”. (windmills, solar etc-neuclear would be an exception) even if I miss out on some financial gain!

    Greg M.

  15. Charlie P. says:

    Interesting article from a supposed “expert” in the field. But is he an acknowledged “expert”? Looks like his opinions, research and conclusions may not be widely held. Here’s a link to a letter authored by other professors in the field who question Dr. Bonnicksen’s research and scientific opinions:

    http://www.californiachaparral.com/images/Bonnicksen_October_17.pdf

    I suggest readers of the evergreen virtual advisor do more research before blindly accepting dr. bonnicksen’s “facts” of climate change. I suspect there are many other scientific “experts” who would strongly disagree with Dr. Bonnicksen’s opinions and conclusions.

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