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Posted by: borg on August 18, 1999 at 00:32:28:

In Reply to: One comment. posted by Gideon Hallett on August 10, 1999 at 15:16:16:

: : What about this?

: : Can so many "experts" be wrong?

: Yes. Exactly how much of the meteorological and earth science community do you think that represents, Borg? 2%? 3%?

I don't know. Apparently you don't either so why the
speculative question?

: I'm not saying that there isn't a debate going on about whether global warming is taking place; but the majority conclusion is that it is;

Sources for determining it's a majority? And even if it is
what are the odds of the Consensus Meme? It's also common
knowledge that anyone that steps 'out' of the consensus will
have a hard time due to peer group pressure.

Is 100 years of data enough to determine whether or not the
data is part of a longer cycle?

: We *know* the greenhouse effect exists as a phenomenon; we've observed it many times both here and on Venus; that much is not under dispute. The crunch question is whether humans can influence the climate.

Of course. So until that question is answered most proposed
"solutions" are like throwing darts in the dark.

Oh, well. Back to square one.

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