Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect
so why are the polar ice caps still melting? whats the cause? polar bears generate too much heat?
No one stated that the planet isn't experiencing a general increase in temperature--clearly in comparing raw temperatures over the past few centuries we know that the earth is warmer now than it was. The issue here is how accurate the models are for determining how much heat is retained/dissipated by CO2 in the atmosphere. I've always thought the models to be incorrect (thought that the effect of CO2 is far far less than what was originally claimed), regardless of my opinion of the author.
Originally Posted by zooterboy
You're saying a peer-reviewed article is biased? Isn't that a bit like saying black is white?
Personally, I don't truly believe that the earth will ever stop changing; believing that we can ever stop it is fallacy.
Articles/journals can always be biased, even "peer-reviewed" ones. Authors generally do things to ensure their papers get to the "accepted" stage, which includes (but not limited to) selecting reviewers that align with their beliefs or have personal relationships with. People do it all the time, and while the scientific validity is supposed to not be compromised, it still happens.
And I don't think anyone is trying to stop the earth from changing. It's simply to understand the effect certain things have on it.