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View Poll Results: % that Man is influencing Climate Change?
None 13 10.32%
1% or less 12 9.52%
2-5% 14 11.11%
5-10% 10 7.94%
10-20% 13 10.32%
20-30% 6 4.76%
30-40% 6 4.76%
50-60% 8 6.35%
60-70% 5 3.97%
70-80% 10 7.94%
80-90% 11 8.73%
90-100% 18 14.29%
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 04:40 AM   #1

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Climate Change.

What do you think is the percentage that mankind, with his technology, bodily actions and environmental lifestyle, is influencing Climate Change?
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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I heard a climatologist saying that this percentage is more likely between 2-3....
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 08:29 AM   #3

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If we look at the net change in temperature, probably next to nothing.

But when we hold constant seasonal changes, solar cycles, extraterrestrial radiation, weather patterns, and cyclical evaporation constant, close to 100% of the deviation from the norm is anthropogenic.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 09:06 AM   #4
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Climate Change.

What do you think is the percentage that mankind, with his technology, bodily actions and environmental lifestyle, is influencing Climate Change?
The OP is too inherently vague for advancing any precise figure.

Like it or not, the relevant point is that "mankind" has objectively been the critical factor for the ongoing climate change for let say the last century plus and the foreseeable future; period.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 11:08 AM   #5

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You ask the question as though it is a matter of opinion. It clearly isn't. The exact percentage is a scientific matter.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 12:44 PM   #6
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Since this is a pull-something-out-somewhere thread, by design, I'll say, oh...110%.

(I'm entitled not only to free speech, but also to be CORRECT in my free speech: this is infer from my barber, who proclaims definitively, "There ain't no global warming.")
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 05:39 PM   #7

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Since this is a pull-something-out-somewhere thread, by design, I'll say, oh...110%.

(I'm entitled not only to free speech, but also to be CORRECT in my free speech: this is infer from my barber, who proclaims definitively, "There ain't no global warming.")
That was the type of answer I would expect from you.
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Well it would be difficult to assign a %. Why? Well the conspiracy enthusiasts ( that believe that EVERY scientific organization in the world is purposely lying about global warming) could claim that without the sun there would be no global warming and the sun is not a man made object. It is like asking ," what is more important for sustaining your life, your heart or your lungs."
However, if mankind's contribution to global warming was eliminated, it would in the very near future not be a problem. Unfortunately, so much damage has been done that it takes time. We can basically kiss Micronesia goodbye!
Climate Change: Micronesia, Island Nations Threatened by Global Warming - ABC News
Of course the conspiracy enthusiasts will say that the fact that Micronesia is disappearing is alarmist propaganda created by the Illuminati, Masons or who knows, Bigfoot?
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Old October 27th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #9

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here's something to think about -- emphasis is mine --- i'm going to bump my survey comment to 50%

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"Understanding the degree to which climate influences circulation and vice versa is important today because carbon dioxide levels are rapidly approaching levels most recently seen during ancient greenhouse times," said MacLeod. "In just a few decades, humans are causing changes in the composition of the atmosphere that are as large as the changes that took millions of years to occur during geological climate cycles."

Prehistoric greenhouse data from ocean floor could predict Earth's future, study finds

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The paper, "Changes in North Atlantic circulation at the end of the Cretaceous greenhouse interval," was published in the October online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.

i have a real hard time questioning in the field scientists who are looking at the raw data --- maybe out there - there are more qualified "experts"
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Since this is a pull-something-out-somewhere thread, by design, I'll say, oh...110%.

(I'm entitled not only to free speech, but also to be CORRECT in my free speech: this is infer from my barber, who proclaims definitively, "There ain't no global warming.")

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That was the type of answer I would expect from you.
And that's exactly why our Corro is Corro; we wouldn't like him any less rational
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