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avatar Carbon Emissions Linked To Global Warming In Simple Linear Relationship
June 12, 2009 04:13PM
ScienceDaily (June 11, 2009) — Damon Matthews, a professor in Concordia University's Department of Geography, Planning and the Environment has found a direct relationship between carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Matthews, together with colleagues from Victoria and the U.K., used a combination of global climate models and historical climate data to show that there is a simple linear relationship between total cumulative emissions and global temperature change.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090610154453.htm
Re: Carbon Emissions Linked To Global Warming In Simple Linear Relationship
June 13, 2009 01:13PM
But let us all remember -- correlation DOES NOT equal cause-and-effect. You could also argue that carbon dioxide level increases have a linear correlation with small earthquakes in North Texas over the past 20 years (true). But few would argue that the CO2 caused the earthquakes... Be careful of interpreting data to prove your own agenda. Next thing you know we will have people advocating a Global Quaking plan to drill oil from the earth and re-inject it along the tectonic plates to lubricate them and prevent earthquakes. The idea that one could prevent earthquakes is equally preposterous with changing the climate. Not that I have a problem with being a good steward of your natural resources and the enviroment, but I just think people have taken this whole thing too far and politicians are now jumping on board to create a new tax that will further oppress our struggling country. Priorities...

Sorry for the rant. Now back to looking at pics of Yosemite.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/13/2009 01:17PM by Ryno98.
avatar Re: Carbon Emissions Linked To Global Warming In Simple Linear Relationship
June 13, 2009 02:17PM
Events may be correlated by coincidence or by causation.

Correlation does not necessarily imply causation; however, causation does imply correlation.

( If A causes B, then some connection can eventually be found between condition A and result B. Stated differently, if B is a result of one or more events known as A, eventually those events can be linked to B ). If CO2 causes climate change, it will correlate with changes in climate.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Carbon Emissions Linked To Global Warming In Simple Linear Relationship
June 14, 2009 08:40AM
Stop breathing, you're correlating.
avatar Re: Carbon Emissions Linked To Global Warming In Simple Linear Relationship
June 14, 2009 09:10AM
Quote
Vince
Stop breathing, you're correlating.

Probably more effect from colonic methane produced by all of us. Some more than others.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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