Re: global warming true or false?
Yes, I referred to Alfred Wegener, who's ideas were not taken seriously till the 1960s, (Vine and Matthews 1963 - provided the "motive force" that always eluded Wegener, if I remember correctly).
There is a really good, if somewhat short account of his life and work in the series,
On the shoulders of Giants That should find a link for those interested.
He was the father of continental drift, which when a motive force was later found (ie Vine and Matthews), others (in the 70s I think) put them together and came up with platetectonics, with hardly any recognition of, or for Wegener's original thinking.
Paul Ward wrote,
" Before it was discovered there wasn't a ozone hole, measurements have been taken since the 1950's: "
How the heck can you say, or know that. ROFLMAO.
(Unless you assume it is man made of course...)
AND, look around, consensus science, or rather Montreal Protocol Science has untill recently been furvently denying that the Ozone hole was anything other than man made. Maybe it has now changed it's stance, but that does not change what was argued.
Furthermore, the chemistry, as well as the actual rates of various chemical reactions is still disputed, most recently I believe in a paper from Germany. Disputing whether the surface of the containers effected the reaction rates if memory serves me correctly.
As for volcanoes and volcanic activity, as you have effectively stopped me linking to other papers, articles, etc, how can I link to anything that says,
"Recently discovered volcanoes and volcanic activity in Antarctica"...There are some for those that want to look.
"The latest" - well actually referring to the Thermohaline circulation that was one of my first - untill you deleted the post it was in...
Paul Ward wrote, with reference to polar bears..
" Did you know they are thought to be only 20,000 years old BTW? "
Really, and when was the Holocene Maximum....
It ain't me that has a funny way of discussing,
it's the consensus way of denying Natural processes that is blithering funny.
Yeah, there are great scientists around, some are downright liars, Mann for example,
how does he, and many of his ilke retain their job.
You'd seem a good person to ask..