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Subject:  Re: Arctic Ice Date:  2/25/2014  4:48 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  445523 of 479766

I am not at all clear that the better scientific minds really think of a tipping point. And if they do I dont think they really define it the way the alarmist do.

As I said, not my field. I do recall reading an article many years ago that there is a point which, when reached, will result in a runaway greenhouse effect. It will self-reinforce (i.e. feedback will sustain it). I don't now recall the details. It's very possible current scientific thinking has abandoned that idea.

Science is moving ahead suddenly at a very fast pace.

I don't know about "suddenly", but it definitely is moving VERY fast today. My chief concern is what seems to be a growing segment of the population who doesn't really understand "science". I'm not referring to the nitty-gritty of 37 chemical reactions. I'm talking about how an observation leads to a hypothesis that leads to testing that leads to theories, and those theor