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24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2012, 17:18 Cutter
 
It must be pleasant, this fictional world you live in where facts and reality don't apply. Thanks for the link to Faux News by the way that only confirms what we suspected about your point of view. And what does nuclear winter have to do with rising sea levels? But please, entertain us some more and show where nuclear winter doesn't exist. I'm sure you have a Faux news link for that too, lol.

Ok, this is what the National Academey of Science has to say about scientific theory. This was originally written to address creationist nonsense but it still applies in all other cases.

"Many people learned in elementary school that a theory falls in the middle of a hierarchy of certainty--above a mere hypothesis but below a law. Scientists do not use the terms that way, however. According to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a scientific theory is "a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses." No amount of validation changes a theory into a law, which is a descriptive generalization about nature. So when scientists talk about the theory of evolution--or the atomic theory or the theory of relativity, for that matter--they are not expressing reservations about its truth.

In addition to the theory of evolution, meaning the idea of descent with modification, one may also speak of the fact of evolution. The NAS defines a fact as "an observation that has been repeatedly confirmed and for all practical purposes is accepted as 'true.'" The fossil record and abundant other evidence testify that organisms have evolved through time. Although no one observed those transformations, the indirect evidence is clear, unambiguous and compelling.

All sciences frequently rely on indirect evidence. Physicists cannot see subatomic particles directly, for instance, so they verify their existence by watching for telltale tracks that the particles leave in cloud chambers. The absence of direct observation does not make physicists' conclusions less certain."

I guess the fact that you could have went swimming in the NY subway system a few weeks ago doesn't register with you and your ilk, huh? Or that the flooding in Venice and London continually gets worse. That island nations like Micronesia are in danger of being wiped out by rising sea levels.

There's also the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA for short.

"The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services has been measuring sea level for over 150 years, with tide stations of the National Water Level Observation Network operating on all U.S. coasts . Changes in Mean Sea Level (MSL), either a sea level rise or sea level fall, have been computed at 128 long-term water level stations using a minimum span of 30 years of observations at each location. These measurements have been averaged by month to remove the effect of higher frequency phenomena in order to compute an accurate linear sea level trend. The trend analysis has also been extended to a network of global tide stations."

Gee, only 150 years research on the subject I guess those hippies mustn't really know anything and influenced completely by the Green Lobby, huh? So what's their take on it?

"There is strong evidence that global sea level is now rising at an increased rate and will continue to rise during this century.

While studies show that sea levels changed little from AD 0 until 1900, sea levels began to climb in the 20th century.

The two major causes of global sea-level rise are thermal expansion caused by the warming of the oceans (since water expands as it warms) and the loss of land-based ice (such as glaciers and polar ice caps) due to increased melting.

Records and research show that sea level has been steadily rising at a rate of 1 to 2.5 millimeters (0.04 to 0.1 inches) per year since 1900.

This rate may be increasing. Since 1992, new methods of satellite altimetry (the measurement of elevation or altitude) indicate a rate of rise of 3 millimeters (0.12 inches) per year."

Ahh, it's probably all bullshit anyway. Can't trust any of these government types especially under a liberal government! It's all some vast left wing conspiracy! It has to be!

Lulz! Ahh, you guys in your unreality bubbles just kill me.
 
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