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  •  climate science has many many independent (2+ / 0-)
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    lines of evidence.  When deniers attack one, you always have to ask, "o.k., say you are right, what about the other 70 independent lines of evidence that all say the same thing?"  From various isotopic signatures to the records of animal ranges (which have been moving up mountains for the last 100 years), too many disciplines offer exactly the same story.

    Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

    by Mindful Nature on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 06:47:03 AM PDT

    •  Yes, and (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, and frankly, this one is one of the more convoluted.

      If I were going to get into an argument about Global warming, this isn't the evidence I would cite.

      Mostly, I say:
      Okay,
      1) the fossil fuel we burned last year contained all those tons of carbon which went originally into the atmosphere.
      2) The carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased by tons last year.
      3) You say that the carbon from 1 went somewhere else and that the cabon which appeared in 2 came from somewhere else. Where?

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