Re: [asa] Back to evidence for human activity producing

From: Randy Isaac <randyisaac@comcast.net>
Date: Thu Aug 23 2007 - 10:35:47 EDT

climate problems
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 21:31:59 -0400
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Peter,
     Perhaps the best readable analysis that interested non-
scientists are
likely to understand is by Kerry Emmanuel, an MIT meteorologist. It
is at
http://bostonreview.net/BR32.1/emanuel.html The one graph in that
article
illustrates the point rather clearly. All the effects of cold/warm
cycles,
eccentricity of the earth's orbit, and many other effects are
included in
the lower curve. The actual data can only be explained with human
activity.

     Randy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Ruest" <paraske@aneste.ch>
To: <asa@calvin.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 11:31 AM
Subject: [asa] Back to evidence for human activity producing climate
problems

> Hi, all:
>
> For a long time, I've been offline or busy with other problems.
> Now, our
> daughter, not a scientist, asks me for a short and simple, easily
> understandable overview of the evidence that it is human activity
> which
> produces problems for earth's climate and global warming (she came
> across
> a claim that cold/warm cycles and ice ages are due to the
> excentricity of
> the earth's orbit, and that therefore modern technology has nothing
> to do
> with it). I'm sure the speciaists among you could recommend reams of
> literature. But is there a short, simple few-pages article giving some
> basic understanding to a non-specialist? It should indicate the
> relative
> relevance of the various influences considered. It may be in English,
> which she reads well.
>
> Peter
>
> --
> Dr. Peter Ruest, CH-3148 Lanzenhaeusern, Switzerland
> <paraske@aneste.ch> - Biochemistry - Creation and evolution
> "... the work which God created to evolve it" (Genesis 2:3)
> "... my sons... and my daughters..., everyone..., whom I created...
> formed... evolved." (Isaiah 43:6-7)
>
>
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