On June 30 through July 1st the planets top scientists and economists alike gathered in Washington D.C. to discuss the controversial topic of climate change. Put together by the Heartland Institute this was the 6th International Conference on Climate Change. The Heartland Institute was founded in 1984 and whose mission is to “discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.” During this meeting Joseph Romm left-wing center for American Progress blogger, Micheal Mann, Patrick Micheals, Anthony Watts among many others turned in to speak and listen to different ideas and research they’ve uncovered.
Micheal Mann is a scientist who believes in the “hockey stick” paleoclimate data suggesting a dramatic recent rise in average temperatures. Scott Denning another scientist talked of how the atmosphere contains around 800 million tons of carbon dioxide and that humans are emitting 8 billion tons themselves per year. Where this is being divided up is two tons being absorbed by the ocean and two tons by plants and the other 4 tons into the atmosphere that will stay there for centuries as the oceans slowly absorb.
Denning and Roy Spencer debated over climate sensitivity. Denning believing man made global warming is real and it’s quite easy to understand. It’s about how much heat we are producing, the more heat we produce the more the earth will warm, and it’s only natural. He believes doubling co2 would add 4 watts to every square meter of the surface of earth all day every day. Spencer argues that the computers used to get these numbers are over estimating. He believes warming is actually around 1.3C for doubling carbon dioxide.
One man, Nicola Scafetti, an assistant professor at Duke, claims to have found a pattern of 60 year cycles in changes in global temperatures which can be synced perfectly with Saturn and Jupiter’s orbital periods. He notes half the warming since 1925 to this process and doesn’t predict us stabilizing until 2030 to 2040.
Overall it’s a matter of opinion what you may believe but when more facts are shown and day to day life continues and we begin to notice more prominent heat in the days to come being prepared and staying educated is very useful and beneficial way to head.Keep looking, there’s more: Denial-a-Palooza: Where Are All the Scientists That Deniers Love To Talk About?