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The Jury is out, Global Warming is not man-made!

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  1. Real World

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    I'm kidding of course, but this is pretty cool, an actual debate, as opposed to an agenda driven point of view.


    Global warming on trial

    Sixth-graders decide that humans aren’t to blame

    By Ben Ready
    The Daily Times-Call

    LONGMONT — Humans don’t cause global warming, a jury of sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School concluded Thursday after hearing opposing arguments from their peers.

    “They’re pretty young for this kind of thinking. They did great,” paleontology teacher Ken Poppe said after the 40-minute “trial” in his classroom

    With Earth’s warming accepted as a tenet, pre-teen “lawyers” and “scientists” debated whether humans have caused it.

    Eleven jurors listened intently as prosecutors and defendants flashed contradictory graphs tracking global temperatures, carbon dioxide levels, polar ice cap statistics, volcanic activity and sea surface temperatures — all of which were found Wednesday in the school’s computer lab.


    “The earth has warmed and cooled over many years. If it’s caused by CO2, why haven’t the charts shot up?” Poppe’s son and lead prosecutor Caleb argued during a rebuttal.


    http://www.longmontfyi.com/Local-Story.asp?ID=15357
     
  2. QuiGon

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    Well, they're certainly a hell of a lot more intelligent than algore.
     
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    Tipper says Gore crys a lot, she also says he goes down in the cellar of their 20 room mansion and gives state of the union speeches to the washing machine.
     
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    "The state of the laundry is good..!!" :rofl:
     
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    Good to know. The bulk of scientific opinion says global warming has a lot to do with man-made emissions, and a group of sixth grades says it does not.

    It's a good thing someone caught the dissenting point of view, so the debate is fair and balanced.

    PFnV
     
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    Well the bulk of bureaucrats say that I have seen no polls reflecting that the bulk of scientist believe that. I hhave also seen no verification that their climate models are correct. So their beliefs are in the realm of faith and religion and not science.
     
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    Kinda like Fox News.. so I guess what they came up with is correct.
     
  8. Real World

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    I posted this because there was an article in here that was about teachers teaching kids about the no-doubt, Al Gore, Inconvenient Truth side of Global Warming. This, to me, seemed like a more even balanced way to bring the issue into a classroom. Actually having children debate both sides, versus teaching them only one or the other.
     
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    I just wish Sister Mary Jane permitted this back in 3rd grade. I could have argued my way to an A in spalling.
     
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    Hey RW, in all seriousness, I saw it's posted as humor, and recognize it. Did seem especially suited to a "snappy comeback" line, given the bulk of scientific opinion worldwide.

    PFnV
     

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