VMarcHart wrote:I wonder how many Homo sapiens used to stroll the air-conditioned halls of shopping malls some 150+ million years ago, let alone breathe in that atmosphere. I wonder if you can do it.Jotapay wrote:Here is a representation of CO2 over geologic time. Note we are currently around 390 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere which is pretty low, relatively speaking. Temps are also no where near past record highs. Combine that with the bad data that researchers are working with and I think it's easy to see why the current hysteria is a little overblown.
Here's an idea. Let's put you in a chamber, raise the temperature and CO2 level, and check how long you last. Are you game?
If you keep the chamber no warmer than the 23C max on that chart and the CO2 at 8000 ppm or less I would be willing to live in it. I firmly believe in AGW, as should be clear from my scores of posts on the topic, but 23C is not an uncomfortable temperature and 8,000 ppm CO2 is well within the human tolerance limit of 15,000 ppm CO2.
You need to know a little human physiology before issuing a challenge like that VM. You make it look as if believers in AGW are all ignorant followers of something they have no knowledge of, and that is not the case.
As for 'climategate' the CRU has done more to damage the public perception of the science behind AGW than any number of BAU corporations could have managed. Reputable scientists like Dr. Lonnie Thompson and Dr. David Archer are being ignored simply because there work was cited by political hacks at the CRU and IPCC. They have laid a foundation of solid science on the topic, and neither one of them are political Hacks like those at the CRU.