Climate change bet is won early...

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by free spirit, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    Back in 2010 or so I offered this bet to Jonny Cannuck, Sasferato and any of the other posters at the time who were still repeating lines about climate change having ended in 1998 or similar climate change denying lines.

    With 2 years left to run on this, I'm sad to report that I've basically won this bet - at least I would have done if any of the climate change sceptic posters had been willing to put their money where their mouth had been.

    2013, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 are all in the 10 hottest years on record. 1998 is now only the 10th hottest year on record, and it seems pretty much inconceivable that this decade won't have a higher average temperature than all previous decades.

  2. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley These violent delights have violent ends.

    Physics works. Colour me stunned.
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  3. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Ah now. Look, it's been on its way back down since 2016. Worst is over. :cool:
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  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Whatever happened to Mr Cannuck?
  5. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Did they take you up on the bet?
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  6. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Spend your winnings on some kind of boat I reckon.
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  7. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    But I thought it was all a Chinese conspiracy. Trump told me so.
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  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    swimming lessons
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  9. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    Unfortunately not, but they did start going a lot quieter on the subject shortly afterwards.

    It would be good to see a mea culpa from them all though, given that they played their part* in delaying the action that should have been taken 10-15 years ago that would have meant we were well on our way to solving the problem by now.

    *along with thousands of others across the internet
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  10. littleseb

    littleseb littleseb

    good for you free spirit, although I'd rather you would have lost this particular bet.
  11. kropotkin

    kropotkin libcom


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