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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Your response to the interview with Dr. Wigley
Your response to the interview with Dr. Wigley
In your blog entry for today, you will post your responses to EACH of the following questions. In addition, please post your summary of the interview. BE SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES.

1. What does Dr. Wigley believe about global warming?
2. What does Dr. Wigley believe about climate change?
3. Does Dr. Wigley believe that global warming is a great threat to human beings and to our planet?
4. What specific reasons does Dr. Wigley provide to support his views?
5. Based upon your own research, do you agree or disagree with Dr. Wigley? Why? Be specific.
6. Write a one-paragraph summary of Dr. Wigley's views on global warming. Based on your research decide whether you disagree more with the views of Singer or Wigley.



Posted by kccesl at 8:33 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 10:35 AM EDT

Name: Anjelika

1.Dr.Wigley believe that "climate models are basically weather models that concentrate on different time scales. The standard difference between weather and climate is that climate is, in simple terms, the average weather. So climate is what we can expect to happen for a particular season or a particular year, but it's not going to tell us what's going to happen day by day."

2.He believe that climate change "will be longer than a season, really. Just to give you an example, one of the concerns about future climate change, particularly in Europe, is changes in storminess. That doesn't mean we're going to be [able] to say, you know, there will definitely be more storms, they will be more intense, and they'll happen this time of the year, or they'll last for this certain period of time. But what we can say is that there may be, on average, more storms."

3."So if we looked at the average weather situation in the winter over a period of ten years, there would be more storms. That doesn't mean there are going to be more storms in any individual year. It means that the long-term prediction, the average prediction over a decade or more, is that there would be more storms. I'm not saying actually that there will be more storms, but that happens to be an area where there's a considerable amount of uncertainty. But that's just an example of the difference between weather and climate.
If that variability were very large, then we would need a very big human-induced change in order to identify the effect of human activities. If that variability was zero, then any small change would be easily identifiable. So, really, it's the background variability or noise that is the concern. And this is, in technical jargon, referred to as a signal-to-noise problem. We need to know what the signal is, what the changes wrought by human activities might be--and we use complicated climate models to do that--but we also need to know what the noise is against which this signal is appearing."

4."There are all sorts of problems with different instrumentation, different methods of measuring temperature, different ways of exposing thermometers. The meteorological instrumentation exposure used in the nineteenth century was very different from what is used today and another problem associated with temperature measurements, and that is urbanization. As cities have grown, so their own activity causes a so-called urban heat island, so temperatures in an urban area would be expected to increase with time, simply because of this urban heat island effect."

5.I can't explain my own research and of course I do not agree or disagree with Dr.Wigley. I'll be specific and honest. Many articles which we passed away very difficult for me. As you now, this is my first steps and now I look like a baby who only begin read. That's why I don't understand many words, but I study every day and try to learn.


6."We don't necessarily believe that all global warming is bad, by the way. We don't necessarily believe that the increase in carbon dioxide is uniformly bad, because carbon dioxide accelerates plant growth and can be good, potentially, for agriculture. But what we're afraid of is that if the planet warms too much, we're going into unknown territory. We can't predict the climate well enough to know what to expect. So we certainly don't want to go too far down the road, down the pathway of global warming. We have time to think about what to do. But eventually, we have to do something dramatic.

We really have to move completely away from using fossil fuels for energy."












Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 10:50 AM EDT

Name: Wan

1. Dr. Wigley believe that the global warming causes by many possible sources, one of the major cause was changes in the output of the sun and small amount of warming causing by human activity.

2. Dr. Wigley believe that the climate change was caused with two primary factors, one is the output of the sun, while the output of the sun changes the climate was changed. And the external forcing--driving mechanisms, people burn fossil fuels, coal, it release large amount of gases and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

3. Dr. Wigley don?t necessarily believe that global warming is a great threat to human being and to our planet because plant growth under the carbon dioxide it grow better and faster. But when the plants observer too much heat, it will territory. And he was not sure about the global warming.


4. The reasons that Dr. Wigley provide to support his views was the information from the past, they gather the temperature from the past and they calculated it came up with a more sufficiency answer. And they predict if the world warm by 5 degree Celsius, everything will be different, north and South Pole?s snowcap will melt down, ocean water will rise, and it will cover up most of the coast cities, people won?t survive until these low-living areas.


5. I agree with Dr. Wigley because human can?t destroy the atmosphere during short period of time, the sun and other natural causes plays a big role to the global warming, the output of the sun, it relate to the temperature, it goes together, what ever happen to the sun the climate changed.

6. The summary of Dr. Wigley's views on global warming he think that the amount of global warming and CO2 will increase raptly during the next 50 years, if other countries continues what they was doing, burn fossil fuels and coal, the atmosphere will explored during few centuries. Because of economic problem, many countries can?t do deeper research on the affect of global warming. I agree with Dr. Wigley because he explain how the global warming and the climate changed, the main causes of these disaster, people was not the only one that killed the world, the sun and other materials has something to do with it.

Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 11:11 AM EDT

Name: Anjelika

Dr.Kasper! I want to tell thank you for you. You are very sensually woman. You didn't lay down my problem and wrote empathy for me.
You demonstrate huge love to your work. I never see such attention for students.
Thank you. Sincerally, Anjelika

Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 11:32 AM EDT

Name: jason

1.Dr wigley believes that global warning is getting worse.

2.Dr wrigley believes climate changes by two main sources the sun and carbon dixiode, gase the reaches the atmosphere.

3.Dr Wrigley does think that global warning is a threat to our planet and the humans that live on it.

4.Dr Wrigley supports his view by telling use that since the middle of the eighteenth century that carbon dixoide has increased by 30 percent.

5.I think that Wrigley was right because I think that people are destroying the enviorment.

6. Based on the research I decide to disgree with Wrigley. The reasons that I disagree with Wrigley is because I don't think that humans can't destroy the atmosmphere. The reason that I think humans can't destroy the atmosphere because the things we do in life to surive are the thing that is making global warning worse, we need those thing to surive.

Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 11:32 AM EDT

Name: jason

1.Dr wigley believes that global warning is getting worse.

2.Dr wrigley believes climate changes by two main sources the sun and carbon dixiode, gase the reaches the atmosphere.

3.Dr Wrigley does think that global warning is a threat to our planet and the humans that live on it.

4.Dr Wrigley supports his view by telling use that since the middle of the eighteenth century that carbon dixoide has increased by 30 percent.

5.I think that Wrigley was right because I think that people are destroying the enviorment.

6. Based on the research I decide to disgree with Wrigley. The reasons that I disagree with Wrigley is because I don't think that humans can't destroy the atmosmphere. The reason that I think humans can't destroy the atmosphere because the things we do in life to surive are the thing that is making global warning worse, we need those thing to surive.

Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 11:36 AM EDT

Name: Leonardo

1. Dr. Wingle believe that global warming is caused primerly by human activities and partly for external forcings such as the output of the sun and volcanic eruptions that cause substantial amount of cooling.

2. Dr. Wingle believe that climate change occur due to influence of human activities, vehicles, heating and industrial activites actually realeases heat.

3. Dr. Wingle believe that global warming is a great threat to human veings and to our planet, that people must pay attention to the consequences that this can cause and find a solution to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels as sources of energy. And he believes that what we must be afraid is if the planet warms too much, we might going into a unknown territory.

4.To support his views Dr. Wigley provide many examples to let us understand better the point that he is making. One example that he made is about the whether, that if over ten years, there would be more storms, doesn't mean that every year going to be the same.

5.I agree with Dr. Wigley because he is giving us examples and past events that made us understant better. I agree mostly with him when he said that the major reason for global warming is human activities, fossil fuel, factories are some examples of why human beings are the responsible for a global warming.

6. Dr. Wigley's views on global warming was that the only reason that will cause this global warming is human actions on the invironment, air pollution, that will cause a great damage in the world. And also he said that models are very good and that they do agree with his observations. Dr. Singer and Dr. Wingley have different versions about the cause of global warming, singer said that the reason for this global warming might be natural and wingley said that this is because of human activities. I must agreet with wingley because he is right about human activities, their actions would be the cause of global warming.

Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 11:58 AM EDT

Name: Angelina

1) Dr Wigley belived that global warming hapened because of human actions and the greenhouse effect causes the increase of the temperature .3) He says that global warming will be a grear threat to humans because of the sea level rise in a resulte of ice sheet melting .6) Dr Wigley said that the global warming is an influence of the sun ,because sun makes changes from 30-100 and more years. however he said that if it dose happen that will be horrific . Even if we try to reduce it. It will just be slower . I agree with Dr Wigley because greenhouse effects global warming.

Wednesday, 11 August 2004 - 11:59 AM EDT

Name: Oleksandr

1. He belive that it would make greenhouse effect stronger because if global warming would happen, then with more water atmosphere would get more chemical elements that is neccesary for a greenhouse effect.

2. Dr. Wigley belive that the reason of global warming is caused by humans. Even thou it has been some changes during many years before tehnology allowed us to provide industries and another things that get into the autmosphere CO2, carbone dioxide and other chemicals trough the smog, but before this, climate changes were slower and they were happening for a big period of time. As for now, it could happen very fast.

3. Because of that greenhouse effect only would became stronger with global warming Dr. Wigley belive that is very dangerous for humans and our planet.

4. As evidence for Dr. Wigley's research serves his computer models of the climate and gathering of the temperature information for past handret years.

5. Mostly I agree with Dr. Wigley. For a couple thousands of years it wasn't so much change in the world climate. I mean, It was changes but they didn't happen that fast as I observe now.

6. According to the interview Dr. Wigley belive that it is a human fault of what happening now with the weather. He thinks that humans do both good and bad for our planet, but they do more bad things that destroing our climate. As example he tells us about using of sulfate aerosols wich are probably make our climate colder. That is because sulfate aerosols making clouds that passes less sun. However, the amount of carbon dioxine is much bigger then amount of sulfate aerosols in the atmosphere.
I would agree with Dr. Wigley more then with Dr. Singer. Dr. Singer claim in global warming only nature and thinks that it would not do any damage to humans when Dr. Wigley thinks that it would harm humans nad it's only their fault.

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